Knowledge is Power

With thousands of educational real estate articles, how-to guides, and videos - we are committed to providing Landlords and Renters across America with fingertip access to a wide-array of topics.

Recent Articles

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.

Read more on 5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal on Your Rental Property...

 

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.

Read more on How to Remove Offensive Cigarette Odors from Carpets...

 

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.

Read more on 5 Important Personality Traits of a Successful Landlord...

 

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.

Read more on 4 Steps to Destroying Pet Odors...

 

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?"

Read more on 3 Key Energy Improvement Upgrades for Your Rental Properties...

 

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!

Read more on Home Owner Association (HOA) Background Checks for Halloween...

 

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.

Read more on Three-Day Notice Guidelines for Landlords in South Dakota...

 

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.

Read more on A Guide for Landlords After Broken Rental Agreements...

 

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.

Read more on 3 Tips for Cash Strapped Landlords...

 

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.

Read more on Why Getting a Tenant Credit Report Is Important...

 

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.

Read more on What Should Be On a Rental Application Form?...

 

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.

Read more on Credit Check for Landlords Mitigates 7 Risk Factors...

 

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.

Read more on 10 Reasons Why You Should Get a Tenant Background Check Done...

 

Delaware Landlords Require Grounds for Eviction

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Delaware   Eviction Guide   

It is not often that a landlord wants to evict one of their tenants, but there are situations where doing so is the only thing that can be done. While some eviction procedures are similar from state to state, there are some differences in how landlords are required to handle it.

Read more on Delaware Landlords Require Grounds for Eviction...

 

VerticalRent Offers Comprehensive White Label Solution to Boost Efficiency

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
  whitelabel   

For real estate professionals, there is often a common tendency to try to do everything on their own. While the DIY approach is important for successful entrepreneurship, it’s also important to learn where you can save time and money by leveraging existing resources.

Read more on VerticalRent Offers Comprehensive White Label Solution to Boost Efficiency...

 

Evicting a Tenant in Utah: A Landlord's Guide for Evictions

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  General   Legal   Utah   Eviction Guide   

Utah is usually known as the "Beehive State", and that's perhaps an apt metaphor for dealing with problem tenants. As someone who owns and rents property in Utah, you may have tenants stinging you with major rental violations.

Read more on Evicting a Tenant in Utah: A Landlord's Guide for Evictions...

 

Indiana Code for Evicting Tenants

  • Saturday, July 9, 2016
  General   Legal   Indiana   Eviction Guide   

Eviction, the removal of a tenant from rental property, involves a series of steps that must be complied with if a landlord is to stay within the letter of the law. Regardless of the state, eviction falls under the Due Process provisions of the U.S. Constitution.

Read more on Indiana Code for Evicting Tenants...

 

Feds Say that Denying Housing from National Background Check May be Discrimination

  • Sunday, July 3, 2016
  General   Tenant Screening   

Is denying a prospective tenant housing because of his or her criminal record discrimination? Well, according to the Feds, it could be.

Read more on Feds Say that Denying Housing from National Background Check May be Discrimination...

 

When Iowa Renters Stop Paying the Rent – For Landlords

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  General   Legal   Iowa   Eviction Guide   

Evicting a tenant is never easy, and having to evict one for not paying their rent can be especially hard if you know why they are not able to pay it. From one state to another, the laws are fairly clear about what can be done and Iowa is no exception to that rule.

Read more on When Iowa Renters Stop Paying the Rent – For Landlords...

 

What You Need to Know about the HUD's Guidance on Screening Ex-Offenders

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
  General   Tenant Screening   

On April 4, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released new guidelines regarding the application of fair housing standards to individuals with a criminal history.

Read more on What You Need to Know about the HUD's Guidance on Screening Ex-Offenders...

 

Prev. Page    Next Page
Get Started For Free!     Have some questions? Check out our FAQs.