Terminating Month to Month Lease
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Terminating a Month to Month Lease

Learn how much time a landlord or tenant must provide to terminate a month-to-month lease (also known as a tenancy-at-will when there is no written rental agreement that has been signed by both parties). Each state along with their respective time frames have been provided in the above-referenced video. However, some states such as California, […]

How to Get Rid of Tenant
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How to Get Rid of an Unwanted Tenant

At some point during your time as a landlord, you may encounter a tenant that is either a nuisance, kind of creepy or maybe you just don’t get along… If you ever decide it would be best to end your landlord-tenant relationship, there are only three lawful options available to you – but all may […]

Get It in Writing
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Always Get It and Give It in Writing

Conducting business with a handshake is a great approach in theory, but not in practice. Not only is the United States a very litigious country, but the simplest of conflicts can occur due to basic miscommunication. So whether it’s the initial lease agreement, the addition of an aquarium, room color change, maintenance request, new payment […]

Great Landlord
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What Makes a Great Landlord?

Everyone who owns rental property strives for a successful experience, but too often that success is mistakenly defined solely as the bottom line. Making sound financial decisions and conducting comprehensive tenant screenings are undoubtedly very important, but being a great landlord goes well beyond crunching numbers and evaluating reports… While your experience may never be […]

Free Rental Application Download
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Free Rental Application Download

Having the right rental application is a very important first step when screening a tenant. It ensures you not only obtain the necessary information, but the proper authorization to request credit reports and much more. The following is an explanation of each section found in a standard rental application by AmerUSA.com that anyone may use. […]

How to Check Tenant Credit Report
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How to Check a Tenant’s Credit Report

For purposes of this discussion, we will be focusing on the needs of home-based landlords (not professional companies). The small landlord has been given limited options over the years to obtain tenant credit reports. This is due to the requirements set forth by the major credit bureaus, but now individual landlords have two options to […]

How to Report a Bad Tenant
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How to Report a Bad Tenant

When warranted, every landlord would like to report a negative payment status or a troubling experience with regard to a recent tenant. However, contrary to the claims of many companies online, most cannot. Consumer Credit Reporting: Unless you have been inspected and approved as a commercial subscriber to the major credit bureaus, you cannot report […]