Every Landlord s Guide to Finding Great Tenants

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323870
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Business & Economics

No rental property can survive the ravages of a determined, bad tenant. Owners need to scrupulously screen applicants to make sure that their investment will be well-used and that the rent will be paid. Learn how to avoid poor risks, while avoiding fair housing claims.

Every Tenant s Legal Guide

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413325058
Release Date: 2018-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Landlord or roommate trouble? Learn your rights, with strategies that work.

Every Landlord s Guide to Managing Property

Author: Michael Boyer
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324228
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.

Every Landlord s Legal Guide

Author: Marcia Stewart
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413325188
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.

Renters Rights

Author: Janett Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413320923
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics

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

The California Landlord s Law Book

Author: David Brown
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323641
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Genre: Law

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.

Leases Rental Agreements

Author: Marcia Stewart
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324501
Release Date: 2017-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Anyone who owns or manages residential real estate, anywhere in the U.S., should buy this book, as it provides a solid lease, that can be tailored to the laws of a specific state, and the key rental documents needed to start a tenancy.

First Time Landlord

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324457
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Every Landlord s Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413325690
Release Date: 2018-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Maximize your tax deductions Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Whether you own a ten-unit rental apartment building or rent a room in your home through Airbnb, you need to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. Find out how to: handle casualty and theft losses distinguish between repairs and improvements deduct home office, car, travel, and meals proper tax records—and much more. The book also covers landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and depreciation. Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time. If the tax laws change, we will post updates on a special page on Nolo.com. That way, you’ll always have access to up-to-date information if there are significant changes to the law. All the information in the book remains up-to-date for the 2017 tax year. The changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act all take effect in 2018, except for an increase in bonus depreciation which took effect September 27, 2017. Anyone who purchases the book has access to an update page on the Nolo website specific to this book which explains the 2017 bonus depreciation change and summarizes how the new tax law affects small business owners’ taxes for 2018 and later. A new edition of the book, completely updated for the new tax law, will be published August 1, 2018.

Mold and Your Rental Property

Author: Ron Leshnower
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322910
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn how to get a handle on mold problems and limit costly repairs and tenant lawsuits. From identifying mold to cleaning it up, this ebook provides essential information landlords and managers need to know about managing mold in residential rental properties. The ebook explains: where you're likely to find mold and how it may spread from a small problem to a major issue why and how rental property owners may be liable for mold damage to tenant belongings and health actions that you and your staff (and even your tenants) can take when it comes to mold prevention, such as regular inspections for leaky pipes and weatherstripping how to avoid tenant rent withholding and lawsuits do-it-yourself options for responding to a mold problem, as well as advice on hiring a professional mold remediation company what to do when the previous property owner or someone else (such as a tenant) is responsible for a mold problem This ebook includes sample forms, including a mold inspection checklist and model lease clauses, in the Appendix. Included Forms Mold Inspection Checklist Model Lease Clause Regarding Mold Tenant Maintenance/Repair Request Form Model Lease Clause on Landlord's Right to Access Sample Informal Letter Requesting Entry Model Lease Clause Limiting Landlord Liability for Tenant-Caused Mold Damage Repair Request and Service Log Security Deposit Itemization

Every Landlord s Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413314526
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Genre: Law

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.

The Successful Landlord

Author: Kenneth M. Roth
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814472281
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

"Much more goes into the leasing of property than just placing an ad in the newspaper and collecting rent. The Successful Landlord presents readers with need-to-know information, from finding good tenants to managing the ongoing tenant-landlord relationship. Combining a commonsense approach with must-have information, the book gives first-time and veteran landlords smart strategies for: * Performing background and credit checks * setting rent levels * drawing up a lease * maintaining the property and avoiding damage * establishing policies for pets, furnishings, security, and utilities * advertising available space * working with property managers * dealing with problem tenants and diputes * and much more Packed with forms for leases, letters, and other legal documents, The Successful Landlord gives readers the knowledge and tools to become successful, high-income landlords."

The Landlord s Guide to Minnesota Law

Author: HOME Line
Publisher: HOME Line
ISBN: 9780692505618
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Genre: Law

The Landlord’s Guide to Minnesota Law addresses every landlord-tenant legal issue that is likely to arise over the course of a lease. From how to find a tenant to what to do once they leave, it is a practical and thorough legal analysis of what Minnesota landlords need to know about complying with the relevant federal, state and local laws. At the end of each chapter you’ll find “Tips from a Tenant Attorney.” These tips offer more creative advice on how landlords can solve difficult legal situations or prevent them from ever occurring. Also included is our exclusive line-by-line analysis of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Model Residential Lease. Instead of guessing what your lease terms mean, this guide tells you why each term exists and how it applies to your situation. This book was written by practicing attorneys in Minnesota who work exclusively in landlord-tenant law. There are dozens of legal guides available online for landlords, but none of them focus on Minnesota statutes and regulations, and when it comes to landlord-tenant legal issues, state law is key. Both authors are currently practicing attorneys with over 25 years of experience in tenant landlord law, advising over 39,000 renters on HOME Line’s tenant hotline. They also train a wide variety of audiences in tenant landlord law, including over 100 trainings to landlord groups throughout Minnesota.

Every Landlord s Guide to Managing Property

Author: Michael Boyer
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324228
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.