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.

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...
Tenant Screening If you ask an experienced landlord what their most useful online tool is, they're probably going to say tenant screening. Running a background and credit check on the people who want to move into your place is the easiest...
A credible background check by a reputable company could be the most important decision a landlord can make during the entire applicant screening process. Consider the case of a Utah apartment owner who didn’t bother to conduct a criminal...
You’re a good landlord. You’re out there working your tail off trying to provide a nice product to your great tenants. Then wham! Along comes some tenants that have been trained how to be bad tenants by bad landlords. They’ve...
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...
It's safe to assume that, as a landlord, you want a tenant that's going to pay their rent, respect the property, and be a decent neighbor. There's no guarantee when they sign the lease, but pre-screening can be a...
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...
Spring maintenance can be daunting! Here's an easy list to help you accomplish the most important items at your properties. This article was originally published by Community Investor magazine. Reprinted with permission. ©2015
If you’re starting out in real estate investing, you’re probably thinking about flipping a house – most likely influenced by all the reality TV house-flipping shows (like mine on Spike TV, Flip Men!) The reality is that flipping houses, i.e....
They say one of the biggest points of contention in a relationship is money. That’s especially true when the relationship is between a landlord and a tenant, and one major pain point is the security deposit. Trying to save money...
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