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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 […]

COVID-19 Business Losses: How to Track Loss of Income

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Whether you operate a brick-and-mortar business or work as an independent contractor, if your income has been impacted by COVID-19, you should be keeping records. As the coronavirus pandemic continues […]

Tenant Screening Questions: Background Check Details to Cover

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It pays to use caution when renting out a residential property, as choosing the wrong tenant can cost you. At a minimum, you want to be sure they’ll pay the […]

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Enforcement Begins

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Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) started on July 1, 2020. Following a series of other state laws protecting the privacy rights of California residents, the CCPA covers […]

Rental Income Tax Guide: COVID-19 Tax Relief & More

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Becoming a landlord presents incredible opportunities for stable passive income. However, on top of the general uncertainty brought forth by a pandemic, renting out property also presents new financial and […]

Supreme Court Birth Control Ruling: Answers for Employers

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As an employer, your people are your greatest asset, so it is important to keep them healthy and happy. Providing healthcare coverage and other benefits not only allows you to […]

How to Save on Business Insurance During a Furlough

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As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create chaos for many small business owners, you may find yourself looking for opportunities to cut costs.  If you’re considering […]

The CROWN Act: Banning Hair Discrimination at Work

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As of July 1, 2020, Virginia is the latest U.S. state where hair discrimination is illegal. Passed earlier this year, Virginia’s CROWN Act prevents discrimination on the basis of hair, […]

Common Coronavirus Scams for Small Businesses to Avoid

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As a small business owner, you should always be on guard against fraud, and now—given the upcoming July 15th tax deadline and general vulnerability created by the COVID-19 pandemic—you’ll want […]

Lease Clauses Every Landlord Should Understand

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Renting out residential property creates substantial risk for any landlord. That’s why it’s always a good idea to sign a Lease Agreement outlining the details of the arrangement. When drafted […]

Property Manager’s Toolkit: Key Documents for Tenants to Sign

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Managing rental paperwork can be a daunting task and staying organized is difficult. That’s why we’ve launched Rocket Sign™—fast digital signatures to help every landlord and property manager sign documents […]