There are a lot of laws and regulations that apply to landlords, on federal to state to county and even city levels. Today, we’re discussing the top five laws that need your attention. These are all federal laws. They tend to have the most teeth and the biggest penalties if you violate them.
In the last couple of years, about a quarter of all the inquiries to our office have been from move up buyers. A move up buyer is a person who is buying a bigger home or a nicer home, or a home that’s better located. They are trying to decide if they should keep their… [Read More]
There are two scenarios in which you would raise rent. Those are between tenants and with an existing tenant in place. First, think about why you would raise rent. Being a landlord is a for-profit business, and there are many factors that affect your profitability. One of those factors is the amount of rent you… [Read More]
A rental property is like a car. If you don’t properly maintain it, it will probably let you down. If you’re wondering how to protect and maintain your rental property, we recommend the following three things.
A credit report can tell you a lot about a potential tenant’s attitude towards paying bills. It’s a lot more than just the credit score. There are three things we recommend you judge when you’re looking at a prospective tenant’s credit report.
Many experienced landlords have moved their properties and put them into LLCs. Today we are talking about the reasons for that move, which is primarily to protect themselves from liability. Once you put your house on the rental market and you begin earning income from it, you have to change the way you think about… [Read More]