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Is My Landlord Required to Provide Air Conditioning?

  • Friday, July 7, 2017
  General   Tips   

Those of you who live in hot climates know how hot things can get in the middle of summer. As a renter, this might become a bigger challenge if the place you're renting doesn't have proper air-conditioning.

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How Renters Attempt to Negotiate Lease Changes

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  General   Tenant Screening   

Landlords in America often face difficult conversations with their applicants and existing renters. Many renters believe that everything is negotiable, including the lease agreement that you lay out in front of them after they have passed the tenant screening process.

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6 Ways to Ask Renters for Proof of Income

  • Monday, July 3, 2017
  General   Tenant Screening   

New landlords often skip over the important aspects of qualifying a renter before signing the lease. At the most basic level, a landlord should absolutely sign a rental lease agreement with a new tenant.

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Volunteer State Evictions – A Quick Guide for Tennessean Landlords

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Tennessee   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a tenant is one of those parts of managing a property that no one enjoys. As a Volunteer, you should know the ground rules in your State. VerticalRent has done the research and compiled the guidelines for you.

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3 Hot Rental Property Markets in Florida

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  General   Rental Market   

Florida is known for its beautiful weather, beaches and night life. For these reasons and many more, the Sunshine State frequently ranks as one of the best places to live.

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How to Painlessly Evict a Tenant in Pennsylvania

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Pennsylvania   Eviction Guide   

So, you found yourself a dud? You screened the applicant: credit check passed, criminal check passed, no eviction history, and superb landlord references – yet still the renter stops paying.

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Evicting a Tenant in DC: A Small Landlord's Quick Guide to the Facts

  • Monday, May 15, 2017
  General   Legal   District of Columbia   Eviction Guide   

When it comes to eviction laws nationwide, you'll frequently see small differences among most states. Throughout most of the country, you'll see a steady law pattern of eviction notices coming first, followed by court orders for full eviction.

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Evicting a Tenant in Idaho: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Avoid Lawsuits

  • Friday, May 12, 2017
  General   Legal   Idaho   Eviction Guide   

If you own rental property in different states, you've obviously had to stay on top of any eviction laws that sometimes change. While all states have individual legal grounds for evictions, some are roughly the same. A few states in the NW region of the U.S. are fairly similar.

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How to Perform a Tenant Background Check

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
  General   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

You want to rent out your property, but you also want to rent it to someone who will take care of it and pay the rent on time. Instead of just going on gut instinct about a prospective tenant, savvy landlords perform a thorough background check before renting to anyone.

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Evicting a Tenant in Washington: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Save Time

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  General   Legal   Washington   Eviction Guide   

Perhaps you've just started a new career as a landlord in Washington State and have your first reliable tenants in your rental unit. Recently, you've maybe run across one bad tenant who isn't paying their rent on time, or at all. If you see it's going to become a recurring problem, what legal rights do you have toward eviction?

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Evicting a Tenant in Oregon: A Quick Guide for Landlords to Properly Follow the Law

  • Monday, May 8, 2017
  General   Legal   Oregon   Eviction Guide   

Your Oregon-based career as a landlord or property manager has likely had its share of problem tenants, but you've maybe never evicted anyone before. While you never want this to happen, it's perhaps necessary now. You may think you have all the legal ammunition necessary to evict a problematic tenant.

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Make Your Rental Feel Like Home with 6 Easy Curb Appeal Ideas

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
  General   Tips   

When a prospective tenant approaches a home, they are looking for more than just information. They are looking for a feeling. A home is a place to feel safe, cozy, and away from it all.

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Mold Cleaning and Prevention Tips for Landlords

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  General   Tips   

If you have renters who are afraid of mold or don't know what to do about a mold infestation, it's important to get some mold cleaning tips before jumping right into it. If you can see the mold, great, you're ready to get down to cleaning it up.

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How to Evict a Tenant in Ohio: A Quick Guide for Landlords

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  General   Legal   Ohio   Eviction Guide   

Ohio law protects both landlords and tenants under Ohio Revised Code 1923. If you choose to evict a tenant, therefore, you should make sure you comply with State Code, and with your local municipal code. Municipal codes do not conflict with state law, but they can add to them.

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Five Questions to Ask When Performing a Credit Check

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  General   Tips   Tenant Credit Checks   Tenant Screening   

Spring is in the air, and it's that time again—moving time! During the warmer months, you're likely to have an influx of prospective tenants. That's a good thing, but it's easy to get overwhelmed by the number of applicants.

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Six Easy Ways to Increase Your Property's Curb Appeal

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  General   Tips   

Sometimes the difference between renting a property quickly or having to wait weeks to find a suitable tenant is curb appeal. Humans judge by appearances, and first impressions count.

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Guidelines for Evicting Tenants for West Virginian Landlords

  • Monday, April 3, 2017
  General   Legal   West Virginia   Eviction Guide   

It is crucial for landlords to go about evicting tenants as defined by the laws and regulations of their state. As a landlord in West Virginia – the law governs what you can and cannot do when it comes to evicting a tenant. A good apple and can turn a bad apple for a myriad of reasons.

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5 Ways You'll Benefit From Affiliate Marketing

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  General   Tips   

Affiliate marketing is the digital equivalent of the best type of advertising available, word-of-mouth or personal reference. This is good for the advertiser, but how does affiliate marketing benefit you as the affiliate?

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Evicting a Tenant in Wyoming: A Quick Guide for Landlords Dealing With Problem Tenants

  • Monday, March 27, 2017
  General   Legal   Wyoming   Eviction Guide   

If you've expanded your rental investments into the great state of Wyoming, you may expect most of your renters to live up to your agreement. As maybe a first-time real estate investor, you should know you're likely to encounter at least one bad tenant in your career.

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How to Evict a Tenant in North Dakota

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  General   Legal   North Dakota   Eviction Guide   

Eviction proceedings are an unpleasant but necessary part of being a landlord. Even if your tenant has not paid rent or otherwise violated their lease, it is important to follow the proper channels.

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