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.

From a loss prevention perspective, there is really no greater risk to your property than the hasty placement of a tenant. While some types of unintentional tenant damage may be covered by insurance (the accidental overflow of a bathtub,...
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...
For tenants, renting an apartment or a house can mean giving up some things you previously considered default – a TV, dishwasher, washing machine, parking space for your car, free utilities. And when you want to rent a place...
This post was published with permission from Rentometer.com. To help you set rent prices more confidently, I suggest converting rent to “rent per square foot” whenever possible so that your rent data is normalized and comparable across different locations, building...
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)...
Let's say you have ten vacant apartments to rent out. You're in a bind because you have things to do and you want these spaces filled quickly...but you want them filled with dream tenants. People who stick around. People who pay...
Only one third of renters in America have renter’s insurance. Who’s fault is that? Surprisingly, the answer in the state of Utah (check your specific state) might be the landlord’s. That's because state laws allow landlords to require renter’s insurance....
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...
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...
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:...
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