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 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.

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.

Renters Rights

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413305753
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

A straight-shooting guide to handling bill splitting, security deposits, roommate troubles, bad landlords and more.

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.

First Time Landlord

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315431
Release Date: 2009-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether or not you call yourself a ìlandlordî, when you rent out a house youíll want to do it right! The ìLandlording 101î course for new rental property owners who are first-time landlords by way of an inheritance, divorce, investment, purchase for a family member, or a move to a new house. 90% of small properties are owned by individual landlords, and millions in this group are balancing their landlord responsibilities with their daytime careers. First ñ Time Landlord provides concise information for those with little business savvy and less time and patience to become big-time real estate investors, but who wish to make money on their new property while renting it out lawfully and right! It covers: How to determine whether or not the property will turn a profit Landlord business basics Finding good tenants Preparing and signing a lease Handling Repairs Complying with applicable rental laws Dealing with problem tenants Preparing for sale of property Containing tips, true stories, and shared first-time experiences, First ñ Time Landlord is an indispensable book for the new landlords of todayís dominant rental housing market.

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

California Tenants Rights

Author: Janet Portman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781413325256
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Business & Economics

California tenants have significant rights under state and local laws, particularly those in rent-controlled cities. Your landlord won't tell you about your rights as a tenant. It's up to you to know what's legal and not in a lease, under what circumstances you may legally break a lease or withhold rent; what are reasonable security deposit deductions; what defenses you might have to stop an eviction; and other rights.

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 California Landlord s Law Book

Author: David Wayne Brown
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 1413313124
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides thorough legal and practical information, including dozens of forms, for landlords in California, in a new edition that explains the new utility-shutoff law and discusses how to terminate tenants when becoming the owner of a foreclosed-upon home. Original.

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.

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.

Save Your Small Business

Author: Ralph E. Warner
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413310412
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.

Manager s Legal Handbook The

Author: Amy DelPo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315103
Release Date: 2009-11-23
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Weekend Landlord

Author: James A. Landon
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781572485648
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Landlord and tenant

It Doesn't Have to Be a Full-Time JobThe Weekend Landlord is your simple guide that highlights the crucial areas of landlord/tenant relations. Complete with frequently needed forms and helpful checklists, you can find the best tenants, handle any issues that come up and move on to the next tenant as circumstances demand.Manage Your MoneyMake smart decisions in selecting tenants, collecting rent, reporting income and saving at taxtime.Watch Out for Red FlagsAvoid the common mistakes that many landlords make regarding background checks, making repairs and ending the tenancy.Reference Your State's ResourcesLearn what your state requires from you when dealing with a tenant and how to effortlessly meet those requirements.Make Use of Handy ToolsUse these quick and easy tools to ensure that you are covering all your bases and locking in the right tenant.Precise Coverage of - Applications - Credit Checks - Security Deposits - Partial Payments - Collecting Rent - Landlord's Duties - Tenant's Rights - Maintenance Issues - Terminating the Lease - TaxesEasy-to-Use Forms - Tenant Application - Lease Agreement - Property Inspection - Move-Out Letter - Termination of Lease - Repair Request - Payment Agreement - Deposit Itemization - Eviction Complaint - Sublet PermissionSimple, complete and ready to help-The Weekend Landlord is your answer