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.

Year-over-year inflation means that raising rent is inevitable for most landlords. However, it can be hard to pass the financial burden along to tenants, especially if they're long-term and have a good track record. Here are three ways to increase rent...
If you're renting a residential home, it is more important to ensure that your property remains safe and protected. There are many ways to protect your home between tenants, one of those options you may not have heard before:...
If you're a DIY landlord you probably have the privilege of being your own CEO, accountant, and maintenance person all rolled into one. Since you're doing everything, it's sometimes necessary to make a judgment call about what needs to...
It's crucial to do a yearly maintenance check for a variety of reasons; sometimes tenants fail to report problems until they become disasters and sometimes you lose track of things that need to be updated around your property. Do these...
Are you wondering why it’s important to invest in landscaping for your rental properties? As it turns out, there are a lot of solid reasons to update your outdoor space — including increased property values and curb appeal. This...
When you're a landlord you have to deal with all kinds of unwanted visitors. From creatures of the insect variety to ones that are decidedly more...human. When guests become pests it can be frustrating all around. Besides being annoying for...
It's natural for owners to want to compare prospects against each other, but beware. Due to the Federal Fair Housing Laws—without a pre-created standard provided to all tenants—this can actually get you in trouble. Here's an example: A landlord puts...
If you manage properties, you probably rely on an army of online tools to get the job done. If not, allow us to introduce you to some property management software that's going to free up your time and money. We...
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...
If you've ever faced plumbing problems in your rental before, you know what a formidable foe water can be. Although leaks and clogs can happen without warning, there is one potential catastrophe you can avoid just by checking the manufacturer and...
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