Month-to-Month Leases: Pros and Cons to Consider

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While many landlords and tenants prefer the stability of a longer, fixed-term lease, you may find yourself in need of a more flexible rental arrangement. If you would like a […]

Move-In Checklist: Key Documents to Give Tenants on Day One

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As a landlord or property manager, you may be relieved that your search for the perfect tenant is over, but there is still work to be done. With the Lease […]

Late Rent Fees and Grace Periods: Key Details for Your Lease

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As a landlord, you may have expenses—like mortgage, utilities, insurance, and maintenance—that are covered by monthly rent payments. When your tenant can’t pay rent on time, it may not just […]

Security Deposit Laws by State

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Collecting a security deposit is one of the best ways for landlords and property managers to ensure that tenants will take good care of a property and pay all of […]

Security Deposits: A Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

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When tenants move out, repairs and extensive cleaning beyond the usual wear and tear may be required. To mitigate the risk of being stuck with the bill—and to provide an […]

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure: When and Why You May Need One

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Once used widely in homes, stores, offices, and most other buildings, lead-based paint was banned in the United States in 1978, due to health and safety concerns. Because of this […]

Eviction Moratorium Laws by State

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Last updated: July 24, 2020 As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the federal government, along with many states and municipalities, have taken emergency actions to protect tenants from […]

Federal Eviction Moratorium Ending: 30 Days Notice Required

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused a countrywide economic downturn, and one of the most vulnerable groups are renters. Recognizing this, many city and state officials have enacted temporary measures to […]

Legal Reasons to Deny a Rental Application

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As a landlord, you base your rent and deposit amounts on the costs of maintaining your property, paying the mortgage, and other such expenses, allowing for unexpected costs and the […]

Rental Property Accounting: Why It Is Crucial During COVID-19

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Rental property accounting isn’t the sexiest part of being a landlord. However, it is an entirely necessary admin task for the successful management of an investment property or property portfolio. […]

Pet Deposits, Pet Rent & Pet Fees: What’s Legal to Collect?

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More than half of U.S. households—including renters—have pets. Not all landlords allow pets, but those who do are advised to take special precautions to safeguard their property and minimize any […]

Proof of Income: How to Verify Tenant Employment and Wages

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As a landlord, you want to protect your interests by leasing your property to responsible tenants. Since many landlord-tenant disputes are related to money, such as late rent payments, the […]