Searching for the perfect tenant? Get the only book devoted to the most important decision a landlord can make! Landlords face many challenges, but choosing new tenants has the greatest potential to affect your bottom line. Fortunately, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants can help you find the right tenant for your rental property! Let this book guide you through the process of attracting, screening and selecting the best renters available. Get timely advice on: effective advertising phone screening presenting the unit evaluating applications examining credit reports checking references discrimination basics making a rental offer, and rejecting applicants. Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants provides dozens of forms and checklists for every step, with easy instructions to fill them out. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the law in your state, including rules about checking a potential tenant's immigration status. Plus, get all the legal forms you need, as well as invaluable audio dialogues that show you how to conduct interviews and get essential information without running afoul of the law.
Author: Michael Boyer
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics
The ultimate property management guide for the do-it-yourself landlord! Written for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (less than four unit) multiplex, Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property helps them learn how to keep their day job and manage their properties (and tenants) on the side. It provides the best practical and legal compliance advice for small-time landlords who want to manage and grow a successful rental property business with a personalized approach and minimal hassle and cost. Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property focuses on everyday skills the do-it-yourself landlord needs, including property oversight and maintenance, effective communication with tenants, and general management. It covers a wide range of topics, such as how to: market and differentiate your rental units from the competition handle nitty-gritty maintenance—from snow removal to toilet clogs to painting screen and deal with tenant issues like late rent payments, pet problems, clutter, unauthorized occupants, and other conflicts track income and expenses for filing taxes and completing Schedule E hire and work with outside contractors, lawyers, and other help, and much more.
Handle problems with landlords and roommates The landlord ignores your repair requests. Your roommate is always late with his share of the rent. Your upstairs neighbors party all the time. The landlord won’t return your security deposit. How can you deal with these problems—and others—and prevent them from happening again? Turn to Renters’ Rights: The Basics for answers! Written in plain English, this fully updated bestseller covers: leases and rental agreementscredit reports and referencesroomatessublets and short-term vacation rentalsprivacydiscrimination and retaliationsecurity depositsrepairs and maintenancegetting out of a leaseand more. This 8th edition, featuring easy-to-use summaries of each state’s laws, is completely updated and revised to reflect the key landlord-tenant laws of your state. Are you a California resident? Check out California's Tenants' Rights
Author: Marcia Stewart
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords and property managers the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs, and evictions. Handy 50-state charts list specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords and managers: screen and choose tenants prepare leases and rental agreements make security deposit deductions avoid discrimination charges keep up with repairs and maintenance hire a property manager minimize liability for personal injury lawsuits, handle broken leases and terminations, and deal with problem tenants. This book provides over 30 forms landlords and managers need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This (14th) edition is completely revised with the latest in federal and state laws, including updated rules on evictions and terminations.
Author: David Brown
Release Date: 2017-04-05
For over 30 years, The California Landlord’s Law Book has been guiding landlords safely and efficiently through the maze of regulations that affect them, and keeping them profitable and out of legal hot water. Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits--these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. You'll learn how to: screen prospective tenants - without discriminating illegally prepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreements collect and return security deposits so as to avoid lawsuits raise the rent and change other terms of the tenancy hire, work with, and fire a property manager keep up with repairs and maintenance limit liability and rent withholding follow state privacy laws on entering rental units restrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guests act promptly when rent is late terminate a tenancy, ...and much more.
Author: David Lawrenson
Release Date: 2017-02-10
In "The Buy to Let Landlords' Guide to Finding Great Tenants", private rented sector expert, David Lawrenson of LettingFocus.com shows you how to find great tenants. The book..... - Shows you how to find the right kind of people who will look after your property well, who will pay the rent on time and who will tell you promptly if anything needs fixing - Explains how to avoid people who will be late with their rent (or not pay it at all) and who will annoy neighbours - Describes the best marketing methods to use to find great tenants quickly, whether letting an exclusive apartment or a budget flat and whether letting to executives, students, people on benefits or just letting a room in your own home. - Looks at the pros and cons of using a high street letting agent to find tenants vs finding them yourself. And if you want to do it yourself, it will show you how to do that too! - Explains how you can get the government or housing associations to pay you a guaranteed rent for yearsLawrenson explains everything in simple language. The guide has special sections for finding tenants who are on housing benefit / universal credit and for finding students and lodgers. A landlord himself, David Lawrenson is a private rented sector expert and advisor. His sites are www.LettingFocus.com and www.Tenants-Renting-Guide.com. He has advised government, charities and businesses as well as individual tenants and landlords on renting and letting in the private rented sector. He is frequently quoted in the media.
Author: Marcia Stewart
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Rent your property now with this quick and easy handbook. Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary to rent out your property in record time -- and without a pricey attorney. With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to: prepare a rental agreement or lease tailor your documents to meet your needs make required disclosures comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination and more check tenant references and credit do a final inspection when a tenant moves out step-by-step instructions to fill out the forms and more This edition provides updated 50-state legal charts on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more, plus an expanded chart on your state's disclosure laws.
Rent smart with the definitive all-in-one book for every tenant! Every Tenant's Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information you need to deal with your landlord and other tenants, and protect your rights when things go wrong. Written in plain English, it shows you how to: inspect a place before you move in negotiate a lease or rental agreement put roommate relationships on a sound legal footing understand key rules on rent increases and rent control get needed repairs and maintenance protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination break a lease with minimum financial liability get your security deposit back understand and prepare for eviction proceedings The 6th edition of Every Tenant's Legal Guide comes complete with tear-out forms, as well as charts that help you find and understand the latest laws of your state. Plus, get timely information about bedbugs, what to do if you're caught in foreclosure, and new protections for victims of domestic violence.
Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know -- or won’t follow -- national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California. Find out how to: understand and negotiate a lease inspect a rental before moving in fight discrimination get needed repairs and maintenance deal with a nosy landlord break a lease with minimum fall-out get your security deposit back figure out rules for rent increases fight an eviction.
Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord. Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on: how to determine whether the property will turn a profit landlord business basics finding the right tenants preparing and signing the lease handling repairs complying with your state's rental laws dealing with problem tenants, and preparing for sale of the property. From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.
This classic book on managing rental property, widely known among landlords and landladies as their bible, has been in print for thirty-nine years, has sold over 375,000 copies, and has twice been selected as one of the top ten real estate books of the year by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Bob Bruss. This latest edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes both the eighty-four forms in the previous edition plus TWO new ones. One of the new forms, the Household Pest Control Agreement, puts into words what both landlord and tenant need to understand about their cooperating to deal with household pests, especially bed bugs. The other new form, Automatic Clearing House (ACH) Recurring Payment Authorization, enables tenants to pay their rent through an automated clearing house (ACH), so they needn t bother writing a paper check every time their rent is due. ALSO, new in this 12th edition is a coupon which the first purchaser of the book may use to receive free of charge all of the forms in the back of the book in common computer formats, PLUS a trial version of Pushbutton Landlording(r), the author s stand-alone program for handling the tenant and income sides of rental property management."
Author: Ralph E. Warner
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics
Written by a business owner who has survived three decades of challenges, this resource provides 12 no-nonsense strategies for small business owners on protecting personal assets from creditors and surviving the current recession.
The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.