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12 Things Landlords Should Know About New York Security Deposit Law

  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  General   Tips   New York   

The State of New York has clear legislation on the topic of security deposits. Landlords should know the law, and follow it.

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3 Considerations to Evicting a Tenant in Rhode Island

  • Sunday, October 16, 2016
  General   Legal   Rhode Island   Eviction Guide   

The state of Rhode Island allows landlords to evict a tenant due to non-payment of rent. However, the landlord must abide by the legal framework regarding evictions to avoid further problems and complications.

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Creative Ways to Attract Renters

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
  General   Tips   

With the tremendous amount of competition in the rental housing market evident in the United States today, you must be able to differentiate yourself from the competition.

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Tips for Dealing with Bad Credit Applicants

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  General   Tips   

Finding and retaining quality tenants is the name of the game for landlords. Renting to the right people can provide peace of mind; however, on the other side of the equation having bad occupants will severely hamper your investment and cause a great deal of anxiety and stress.

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6 Metrics that are Crucial to Investment Real Estate

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  General   Tips   

Purchasing and leasing rental property can be a lucrative business. As with any business, metrics should be established and constantly worked toward.

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Renter's Insurance is a Must: Here's Why

  • Monday, October 10, 2016
  General   Tips   

Many renters may assume that if their personal property is damaged inside their rental unit or stolen, the landlord's insurance will cover it. While your insurance may cover physical damage to the unit from fire or other disasters, it is best to require renters to have their own renter's insurance.

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13 Key Considerations to Evicting a Tenant

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016
  General   Tips   

As important as tenant screening is to run a successful property rental business, it’s not foolproof. Even tenants with the best of intentions can be late on the rent, and despite your best efforts to build a good relationship with tenants, that relationship can still go south.

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5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal on Your Rental Property

  • Friday, October 7, 2016
  General   Tips   

When you want to attract great tenants, you've got to show that you have a property worth renting. Follow these simple guidelines to giving your rental property the curb appeal needed to bring in the renters you want.

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How to Remove Offensive Cigarette Odors from Carpets

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
  General   Tips   

Cigarette smoke embeds an odor into everything to which it comes in contact. Although furniture and carpet are not the only things that become affected, it seems they are trickier to treat.

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5 Important Personality Traits of a Successful Landlord

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  General   Tips   

So you have a rental property and are ready to find tenants. Perhaps, you are wondering if you are ready for the responsibility of being a landlord.

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4 Steps to Destroying Pet Odors

  • Monday, October 3, 2016
  General   Tips   

We all love our pets. Despite their cute faces and playful natures, sometimes they leave us with messes, that are hard to clean and smell terrible.

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3 Key Energy Improvement Upgrades for Your Rental Properties

  • Friday, September 30, 2016
  General   Tips   

As a landlord, you may think that making energy-efficient upgrades is the tenant's responsibility. The fact is, however, many tenants first question to a prospective landlord is "How much are utilities bills?"

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Home Owner Association (HOA) Background Checks for Halloween

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

There are many benefits to living in a community with an organized Home Owner Association (HOA). For starters, we can rest assured that nobody in the neighborhood will suddenly paint their house pink for no particular reason!

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Three-Day Notice Guidelines for Landlords in South Dakota

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
  General   Legal   South Dakota   Eviction Guide   

Non-payment of rent is the most common cause for eviction in South Dakota. However, there are regulations a landlord must follow for an eviction to be legal and valid.

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A Guide for Landlords After Broken Rental Agreements

  • Sunday, August 14, 2016
  General   Legal   Texas   Eviction Guide   

While the claim everything is bigger in Texas is arguably true, the chances for problem rental tenants is about the same as any other state. No matter where you own rental property, you're going to encounter at least some tenants who openly defies your rental agreement.

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3 Tips for Cash Strapped Landlords

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

Many of the folks using VerticalRent are do-it-yourself landlords who use our system to protect their investment with tenant credit and background checks.

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Why Getting a Tenant Credit Report Is Important

  • Thursday, August 4, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

A tenant credit report is a must for those who have been in the rental business for quite some time and especially to those who are new to renting out their properties.

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What Should Be On a Rental Application Form?

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

A rental application form is tremendously valuable to landlords and to prospective tenants because your rental application form can contain all the information you and your tenant needs when it comes to the finer details of the apartments.

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Credit Check for Landlords Mitigates 7 Risk Factors

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

Credit checks for landlords are helping to transform the landlord business into a much safer and more efficient business. There are plenty of laws, rules and regulations out there that are specifically created to help protect the rights of tenants so these individuals do not end up out on the streets.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Get a Tenant Background Check Done

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  General   Tips   Tenant Screening   

A tenant background check is the perfect way to ensure that you get the best possible tenants for your property. It is hard to do proper character judging in a world filled with scammers and uncaring people.

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