Articles for Landlords

Articles for Landlords

Articles for landlords were written to help DIY landlords and property managers with the rental process. From collecting applications to renovating your property, you'll find all the tips you need on Four Walls.

As someone looking to become a property manager, your responsibility is to make sure everything runs smoothly while keeping your residents safe and happy. To some, this seems easy; but it’s not always smooth sailing when you’re trying to...
Between the holidays and the weather, winter can be a dead-zone for the rental industry. Although it may not be an ideal time for filling vacancies, it IS a great time to start preparing for the busy season ahead so that...
Renters insurance is an often-forgotten coverage that is surprisingly valuable to both tenants and landlords alike. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rented units make up approximately 36.5 percent of occupied housing? Furthermore, a poll...
The income your property produces each month, the increase in the appreciation value over time and certain tax advantages in your state (you can be tax-free if you do not receive the net cash flow after expenses are deducted)...
As a landlord, you have two main goals: To attract the right type of tenant and second, to keep that tenant happy in your property. If you successfully achieve these goals, you will enjoy more income and success from...
Whether you're a DIY landlord or a property manager for a large community, pictures will play a big role in helping you get renters. At some point you're going to use them in a listing to try and attract tenants. You might...
We all know that going green is in these days, and for good reasons, too: global warming, climate changes, diminishing natural resources, carbon emission and growing pollution are some of the aggravating world problems which environmentalists are trying to tackle through earth-friendly...
Are you considering adding new rental homes to your portfolio in 2016? Do you have homes in need of upgrades that you will be tackling this year? When planning for your investment properties, knowing what rental features tenants are looking for in...
One of the most common challenges for landlords and rehabbers is the constant effort to keep vandals, thieves and other “uninvited guests” out of their vacant properties. At some point in a property’s life cycle, it will be vacant for...
For decades, buying a home was the ultimate goal and renting was just a means to an end. However, experts say that thought process is changing. It's no longer a matter of not being able to afford a house. Instead, renters...
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