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Tenant Screening Red Flags

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords and property managers understand the importance of tenant screening to secure the most qualified applicant for your rental property.  Failing to properly screen your rental applicants can result in significant loss of income due to late or unpaid rent, property damages, or an ugly and expensive eviction. Establishing standard screening criteria helps landlords and property […]
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Frequently Asked Renter Questions for Landlords

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Your renters will look to their future landlord or property manager to answer questions about the property and rent, how to be a good tenant,and how to maintain the property.    To help you provide the best service to your tenants, we’ve put together a list of some common renter questions with suggestions for how […]
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Entitled Tenants: The Difference between Bad Managers and Bad Renters

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Ever log onto a local review site, like Yelp or Facebook, and see unflattering reviews about your management company or property? Sometimes these tenant complaints are valid, due to poor customer service by your management team, other times your tenants are simply complaining because they didn’t get their way. Here’s a look at some common […]
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Landlord Tips for when a Tenant Disappears

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If you suspect that your renter has disappeared and has no intention of returning to the rental property, you need to follow the appropriate steps before moving forward with re-renting the property. Before taking any moves towards re-renting the property, you need to check your state and local laws regarding rental property abandonment.  Complying with […]
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How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - One of your primary goals as a rental property owner or manager should include finding the most qualified tenant who will pay rent on time, follow lease terms, and take care of the property. And most importantly – you need to find this qualified tenant through legal avenues. Awareness of, and compliance with, Fair Housing […]
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From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - In order to get your vacant property leased and occupied in the shortest amount of time possible, you need to give your rental ad maximum exposure.    A proven method for getting maximum exposure for your rental vacancies involves placing rental ads in key locations online. A study from Apartments.com found that 61% of online […]
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How to Tell if Your Rental Applicant’s Landlord Reference is Fake

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Calling your rental applicant’s previous landlords for a reference is standard practice in tenant screening. You want to know if the tenant paid his rent on time, followed property rules, and is someone worth renting to. And who better to tell you if an applicant is a good renter than his current or past landlord. […]
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Is a Furnished Rental a Good Real Estate Investment?

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Landlords and real estate investors sometimes consider furnishing a rental property depending on the type of tenant they are hoping to attract and their market. Furnished apartments are typically ideal for short-term rental properties, corporate housing, and student housing. If you own rental property near a university, in a big city, or near businesses that […]
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The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - The following article is from the Federal Trade Commission’s  guidance on Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords Need to Know. Landlords and property managers are legally allowed to review a rental applicant’s consumer reports and run a background check to determine if he or she will be a qualified tenant. Housing providers will use a variety […]
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Top 10 Landlord-Tenant Laws to Remember

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - Laws pertaining to rental housing are established to protect both parties of the landlord-tenant relationship.  Knowledge of and compliance with federal, state and local regulations is crucial for both landlords and tenants.  Rental property owners want to run a profitable business and protect their investment.  Tenants want to live peacefully in a rental home and […]
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Repair and Deduct Options for Renters and Landlords

Posted By loculogic on Property

https://www.rentecdirect.com - If your rental property is in need of maintenance or repairs, some state laws allow tenants to make the repair and deduct the cost of the repair from their rent, referred to as repair and deduct. The concept of repair and deduct can be a point of contention between landlords and tenants who don’t fully […]
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Landlord Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance

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https://www.rentecdirect.com - Insurance policies designed specifically for landlords provide added protection for financial loss and obligations associated with your rental properties. While some landlords assume they can rely on their standard homeowners insurance to cover their rental units, homeowners coverage it usually not sufficient to protect an investment property. Landlord vs. Homeowners Insurance – What’s The Difference? Homeowners […]
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