Get Your Vacation Rental Property Ready for Summer

About half a million Americans buy a second home each year. If you are like many of these fortunate second homeowners, you may be considering renting your second property this summer to generate extra income.

Master Tenant and Subtenant Rights and Responsibilities

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You may become a master tenant if your roommate moves out or if you decide you need a roommate and your landlord agrees. You might also become a master tenant […]

Can Homeowners Associations Evict Homeowners and Tenants?

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Homeowners associations (or HOAs) are designed to maintain the standard of living in a neighborhood. In some circumstances, this may require taking action against homeowners or tenants who violate association […]

Which Rental Property Improvements Really Pay Off?

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Rental property owners are running a business and need to focus on the bottom line, keeping expenses to a minimum. While some property improvements are a necessary expense, others may […]

How Do Rent Relief Programs Benefit Landlords?

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With many tenants unable to pay rent due to COVID-19, landlords are struggling as well. Depending on where you are located and the jobs your tenants had at the start […]

Tenant Screening Best Practices for Landlords During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left many out of work or in search of new jobs. That creates unfamiliar challenges for landlords screening tenants in uncertain times. There are also fair […]

How Much Can a Landlord Charge for a Security Deposit?

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Being a landlord comes with the risk of a tenant not paying you or damaging your property. One of the ways you can reduce this risk is through a security […]

What Can Landlords Do If Tenants Can’t Pay Rent During the Pandemic?

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COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented number of tenants who can’t pay rent. Many tenants have lost part or all of their income due to the pandemic, leading to widespread […]

Prepare to Sell Your House With These Important Legal Documents

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Selling your house can be exciting, but hectic. As you ready your home for sale, you also need to plan moving everything you own. You also need to prepare for […]

What Are the Tax Advantages of Incorporating for Landlords?

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If you currently own one or more rental properties or are thinking about becoming a landlord, you should consider whether it makes sense to formalize your business structure using a […]

Filing an Insurance Claim After a Disaster

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Insurance is something you buy but hope you’ll never have to use. So unless you’ve gone through it before–and we hope you haven’t–you might not be fully aware of how […]

How to Transfer Rental Property to an LLC

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If you’re a landlord, it means you’re also a small business owner and may benefit from establishing your operation as such. More to the point, you should really consider the […]