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 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 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.

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.

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

Leases Rental Agreements

Author: Marcia Stewart
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413316490
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.

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.

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.

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324181
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

When it comes to business, there is no standard lease! Ready to haggle for the best deal possible? Turn to Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business -- you’ll find the information, advice and strategies you need when negotiating with an experienced landlord. This practical handbook explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location and then get the best possible terms. Learn how to: determine the real cost of renting keep future rent at manageable levels get the most out of your broker and attorney suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits allocate responsibility and cost of fixing up your space negotiate flexibility to expand, renew or leave early ensure costs are shared fairly among tenants avoid dealing with costly code compliance and clean-ups save your lease if you can't live up to it now and then This edition provides new strategies and advice throughout, plus new checklists that will help you at every step of your negotiation. Comprehensive and written in plain English, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business is essential for entrepreneurs on the hunt for a fair and workable lease.

Great Big Book For Landlords and Property Managers

Author: Stuart Rider
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599180189
Release Date: 2006-09-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Everything landlords need to know to find and keep high-paying tenants A landlord’s profit is directly related to his treatment of tenants. This comprehensive, practical guide teaches you how to find and keep quality tenants. Great Big Book for Landlords and Property Managers offers tips for managing relations with tenants and provides valuable management tools that you can customize for your own use. It discusses both residential and commercial tenants; although most books deal with residential properties, most investment-grade properties are commercial. It shows real estate investors with an entrepreneurial mindset how to achieve success as a landlord.

Landlording on Autopilot

Author: Mike Butler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119108733
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover how Mike Butler managed 75 rental properties while working full-time as a police detective--before he hired any part-time help For many investors, landlording is a pain, but not for those who use Mike Butler's Landlording on Autopilot system. It's a simple, proven method for managing rental properties in your spare time--without the headaches. Mike Butler developed this system while he worked full time as a police officer. Before long, he was buying and managing dozens of properties--and consistently bringing in more than 100% of his rents. Includes free customizable, downloadable forms! Butler shares all the vital techniques of autopilot landlording: * Screening and finding great tenants you can trust * Training tenants to do your landlording work for you * Increasing your cash flow with a simple push-button management system * Using little-known tax breaks available to full-time or part-time landlords * Easily complying with landlording regulations and legal stuff you might not think of * Identifying the most profitable types of properties * Marketing and advertising your properties at little or no cost * Utilizing powerful, ready-to-use landlording forms * Getting rid of bad tenants quickly, safely, and cheaply when buying properties * Using creative tactics to consistently bring in more than 100% of the rent Once you've learned Mike Butler's system, you'll make more money in less time with less effort. Today, Mike Butler is retired from the police force and enjoys more than $1 million a year from his rental properties. Using the techniques and strategies of Landlording on Autopilot will help you achieve your dreams.

Every Airbnb Host s Tax Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324570
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: Law

The complete tax guide for Airbnb and other short-term rental hosts As a short-term rental host, you’re entitled to many valuable deductions and other tax benefits. This book—the first of its kind—shows you how to pay no more tax than necessary on your rental income while complying with IRS rules. Learn everything you need to know about taxes, including: what deductions you should be taking how to report your short-term rental income how to deduct losses vacation home and tax-free rental rules how to allocate costs when you rent a room in your home, and how to keep proper records. Whether you rent your property through Airbnb, FlipKey, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Craigslist, or VRBO, you want to make sure you understand these tax rules. That way, you can rest assured you are making the most out of your hosting business without risking problems with the IRS.

Buy It Rent It Profit Updated Edition

Author: Bryan M. Chavis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501147081
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Now updated for today’s bullish real estate market, this is the go-to, classic entrepreneurial guide for landlords and real estate investors who want to buy and manage rental properties for long-term wealth. There’s never been a better time for buying rental properties—interest rates are low and credit is more freely available to those who want to buy and invest. But where does one begin? With more than twenty plus years of experience in real estate and as the founder of The Landlord Property Management Academy, Bryan M. Chavis knows all phases and aspects of working with rental properties. In Buy It, Rent It, Profit! he explains why rental properties are such a wise investment in today’s real estate world and outlines the steps and systems you need to implement to become a successful landlord and property manager. This updated edition of the modern classic includes advice on being a profitable and professional landlord, protecting your investment, learning what types of property you should be purchasing, and adapting to the ever-changing world of technology in real estate. Chavis also provides systems on how to attract quality tenants, negotiate lease agreements, collect rent, finance a mortgage, and manage the property overall—everything you need to become a smart, profitable, and professional property manager. In addition, this updated edition features a workbook section with easy-to-use, universal forms for leases, evictions, property evaluations, and more. Buy It, Rent It, Profit! is the ultimate how-to procedures manual for buying and managing rental properties and a practical, realistic tool you can follow to become a profitable landlord and property manager.

Successful Property Letting

Author: David Lawrenson
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781472119957
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Business & Economics

This comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson`s best-selling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on: Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctions; Managing issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agents; Complying and keeping up-to-date with all laws and regulations; Avoiding tenants from hell. This new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements.