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...
When it comes to annoying house pests, preemptive strikes have never been more justified in the history of warfare. The struggle against these pesky creatures is often long and exhausting, adding annoyance to their mere presence in your rental...
Placing the right tenants is one of, if not the, most important ways you can protect yourself from losses at your property. Furthermore, developing a thorough application is a critical part of creating a rock-solid screening process. The rental application...
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...
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...
Here's a fun fact we've noticed at Rentler—listings with photos get 27% more views than those without photos. That’s 27% more people that could be looking at your property instead of at another property. This might come as a surprise,...
You went through the screening process, found an ideal tenant, and they're all set to move in. The hardest part of getting someone to rent your vacant space might be over... but instead of switching to autopilot, use the weeks between...
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...
Since the majority of Americans view their pets as members of their family, Best Friends Animal Society receives hundreds of inquiries about pet-friendly housing each year. Given the huge demand, one might think there would be plenty of pet-friendly housing...
When renting your property, as with any other line of business, one of the most important things is your ability to present your product in best light. When it comes to rental properties, there are several things that everyone is...
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