First Time Landlord

First Time Landlord Author Janet Portman
ISBN-10 9781413320657
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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A guide to the basics of being a part-time landlord shares concise information tailored to the needs of property owners with minimal experience and covers such topics as evaluating a property's profit potential, handling repairs and managing problem tenants. Original.

Every Landlord s Guide to Finding Great Tenants

Every Landlord s Guide to Finding Great Tenants Author Janet Portman
ISBN-10 9781413318920
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 470
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Searching for the perfect tenant? Get the only book devoted to the most important decision a landlord can make! Landlords face many challenges, but choosing new tenants has the greatest potential to affect your bottom line. Fortunately, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants can help you find the right tenant for your rental property! Let this book guide you through the process of attracting, screening and selecting the best renters available. Get timely advice on: effective advertising phone screening presenting the unit evaluating applications examining credit reports checking references discrimination basics making a rental offer rejecting applicants Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants provides dozens of forms and checklists for every step, with easy instructions to fill them out. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the law in your state, including California's updated rules about checking a potential tenant's immigration status. Plus, get all the legal forms you need, as well as invaluable audio dialogues that show you how to conduct interviews and get essential information without running afoul of the law.

Every Landlord s Guide to Managing Property

Every Landlord s Guide to Managing Property Author Michael Boyer
ISBN-10 9781413322156
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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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 competitionhandle nitty-gritty maintenance - from snow removal to toilet clogs to paintingscreen and deal with tenant issues like late rent payments, pet problems, clutter, unauthorized occupants, and other conflictstrack income and expenses for filing taxes and completing Schedule Ehire and work with contractors, lawyers, and other outside help,and much more.

Renting Out Your Property For Dummies

Renting Out Your Property For Dummies Author Melanie Bien
ISBN-10 1119996597
Year 2011-02-14
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Advice on profitable strategies, problem tenants, UK legal issues, and more! Minimise rental headaches and maximise cash flow - without agent's fees Whether you want to become a property tycoon or just rent out a second home, this guide to the UK rental market is your roadmap to success. Now fully updated with extra coverage on tax issues and company formation, let successful landlords Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold show you how to buy the right property, avoid legal problems, retain the best tenants, and maximise your rental income. Praise for Renting Out Your Property For Dummies "This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It's an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike." —Tom Entwistle, Editor of the rental property Web site, www.LandlordZONE.co.uk Discover how to Market your property and screen tenants Set the right rent and manage increases properly Master maintenance issues, from DIY to 'contractor dream team' Stay on top of your finances and record keeping

The California Landlord s Lawbook Rights Responsibilities

The California Landlord s Lawbook  Rights   Responsibilities Author David Brown
ISBN-10 9781413320862
Year 2015-03-16
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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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. Now in its 16th edition, this book has been recognized as a leading source of legal information for California landlords. It includes a detailed and updated review of state and federal laws and local rent control ordinances. You’ll learn how to: screen propective tenants - without discriminating illegallyprepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreementscollect and return security security deposits so as to avoid lawsuitsraise the rent and change other terms of the tenancyhire, work with and fire a property managerkeep up with repairs and maintenancelimit liability and rent withholdingfollow stae privacy laws on entering rental unitsrestrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guestsact promptly when rent is lateterminate a tenancy...and much more. Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide. Also available: California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions

Save Your Small Business

Save Your Small Business Author Ralph E. Warner
ISBN-10 9781413310412
Year 2009
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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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.

Renters Rights

Renters  Rights Author Janett Portman
ISBN-10 9781413320923
Year 2015-03-16
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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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

Landlording

Landlording Author Leigh Robinson
ISBN-10 0932956378
Year 2014-07-07
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Express
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This classic book on managing rental property, widely known among landlords and landladies as their bible, has been in print for thirty-nine years, has sold over 375,000 copies, and has twice been selected as one of the top ten real estate books of the year by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Bob Bruss. This latest edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes both the eighty-four forms in the previous edition plus TWO new ones. One of the new forms, the Household Pest Control Agreement, puts into words what both landlord and tenant need to understand about their cooperating to deal with household pests, especially bed bugs. The other new form, Automatic Clearing House (ACH) Recurring Payment Authorization, enables tenants to pay their rent through an automated clearing house (ACH), so they needn t bother writing a paper check every time their rent is due. ALSO, new in this 12th edition is a coupon which the first purchaser of the book may use to receive free of charge all of the forms in the back of the book in common computer formats, PLUS a trial version of Pushbutton Landlording(r), the author s stand-alone program for handling the tenant and income sides of rental property management."

First Time Landlord

First Time Landlord Author Janet Portman
ISBN-10 1413324444
Year 2017-09-27
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher NOLO
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Rental prices (already astronomical in urban areas such as Oakland ) are rising in many parts of the U.S., making renting out a property an attractive financial option even for people who d never considered becoming a landlord. This book provides an authoritative, fun-to-read primer on how to enter the rental property business."

The Complete Guide to Your First Rental Property

The Complete Guide to Your First Rental Property Author Teri B. Clark
ISBN-10 9781620230756
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 354
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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You are ready to take the plunge and begin investing in your first rental property. Congratulations, but now what do you do? This completely revised edition will guide you step-by-step toward the financial success you desire, covering all the essential topics — property selection, tenant selection, marketing and advertising, credit verification, reference verification, lease agreements, deposits, rent, late notices, essential regulations in all 50 states, and more. This new edition features brand-new stories from real estate investors and landlords, helping you to learn from their mistakes while also leading you in the right direction. Investing in rental properties is one of the smartest investments you can make, allowing you to build equity, generate a steady return on your investment, and enhance your cash flow. For many people, rental property investing is an ideal part-time business, because your assets appreciate and your cash flow rises even when you are absent. This comprehensive book contains excellent sections on the many uses of the internet to run your business, noting the numerous websites that are available to you, often at little cost, to identify sound properties, lock in the best possible mortgage, market your properties, and manage your business online. In addition, this invaluable guide contains more than 25 forms that you will undoubtedly need to get your business up and running, including sample leases, rental contracts, application forms, and more.

Every Landlord s Legal Guide

Every Landlord s Legal Guide Author Marcia Stewart
ISBN-10 9781413322842
Year 2016-05-18
Pages 488
Language en
Publisher Nolo
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Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords 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, and environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs (yes, bedbugs). Handy 50-state charts list specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords: screen and choose tenants prepare leases and rental agreements collect and returns deposits avoid discrimination charges keep up with repairs and maintenance hire the right property manager minimize your liability, and deal with problem tenants. This book provides over 30 forms landlords need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This edition is completely revised with the latest in federal and state laws, and hot landlord-tenant issues, such as landlords’ rights to restrict tenants from using Airbnb and similar services to host short-term guests. All forms are now downloadable through a special link at nolo.com.

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business Author Janet Portman
ISBN-10 1413324177
Year 2017-11-30
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher NOLO
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Tenants are often handed a long, dense lease with incomprehensible language and told to just sign it. Even if they're unable to negotiate better terms, they need to understand the rules that they're agreeing to play by.

Landlord s Legal Kit For Dummies

Landlord s Legal Kit For Dummies Author Griswold
ISBN-10 9781118775110
Year 2014-06-02
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The landlord's essential guide to residential rental law Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the laws and legalities of renting property. This one-stop legal reference provides both guidance and the correct forms that help landlords avoid tenant issues, which could lead to legal ramifications. From screening potential tenants to handling your own insurance and taxes, you'll find expert insight in this easy-to-read style that simplifies complex legal matters into understandable terms. The book includes access to all the needed legal forms in both English and Spanish, and contains current information about applicable codes, ordinances, and policies across the country. Landlords have a responsibility to provide a safe, fully operational home for their tenants, and oversights can result in major court settlements. As a landlord, you need to know what the law requires of you. You also need to understand your rights, and the actions available to you when the tenant is in the wrong. This resource brings you up to speed, with the most current information about residential rental property law. The book covers privacy rights, domicile laws, paperwork, and more. Features up-to-date lease forms and contracts available for download online Provides information about applicant screening questionnaires and anti-discrimination policies Includes state and local building codes, health ordinances, and landlord-tenant laws Instructs you how to handle breach of lease situations and evictions There's even guidance on hiring a lawyer to protect your assets, property, and rights. Ignorance of the law is no excuse in court, and it frequently leads to misunderstandings that can hurt your wallet and your reputation. Before you lease another property, get all your ducks in a row with the essential instruction and tools in Landlord's Legal Kit For Dummies.

Property Management Kit For Dummies

Property Management Kit For Dummies Author Griswold
ISBN-10 9781118461099
Year 2013-01-31
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Discover how to be a landlord with ease Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether a single family or multi-resident unit. You'll find out how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-term goals. Now you can find out if you really have what it takes to successfully manage a rental property, and you'll learn all about the various options for hiring someone else to manage your property for you. You'll find out the right way to prepare your properties for prospective tenants, set the rent and security deposit, clean up properties between tenants, and verify rental applications. In no time at all, you can become a top-notch property manager by working efficiently with employees and contractors to keep your properties safe and secure. Manage your time and money wisely Acquire a property and prepare it for tenants Make your property stand out and attract tenants Keep good tenants and get rid of bad ones Collect and increase rent Evaluate the different types of insurance and understand income and property taxes Complete with lists of ten reasons to become a rental property owner, ten ways to rent your vacancy, and the ten biggest mistakes a landlord can make, Property Management Kit For Dummies helps you achieve your dream of being a successful residential rental property owner. CD-ROM and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.