Landlords & Property Investments

Becoming a landlord and investing in properties can be a great source of income. Find the answers to all of your questions about managing your tenants and managing your property, including the state-by-state laws you need to know.
Can a Landlord Get Rid of a Tenant’s Abandoned Property?
Pros and Cons of Investing in Mobile Home Parks
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The Best and Worst States for Landlords in 2020
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A Landlord's Legal Timeline to Make Repairs to a Rental Property
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Can a No-Pets Policy Ban Emotional Support Animals?
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What Does a Landlord Do With Your Monthly Rent?
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Can You Make Money Renovating Old and Foreclosed Properties for Rent?
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Can You Evict Your Roommate?
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Why Landlords and Tenants Should Consider Month to Month Rentals
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Renting an Apartment With a Co Signer
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10 Tips for Finding an Apartment With No Credit
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7 Times a Tenant Can Collect Money From a Landlord
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Are Leases and Rental Agreements Different?
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Is It Better to Rent from a Landlord or Property Manager?
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What Are Rental Concessions?
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Definition of an Absentee Landlord and a Tenant's Rights
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What Renter's Insurance Covers and How Rates Are Determined
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What Is a Tenancy at Sufferance?
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Pros and Cons of Staging Rental Property for First Timers
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When Is a Tenant Financially Responsible for Repairs?
Best Investment Property Loans
The 6 Best Investment Property Loans of 2021
How To Pay Airbnb Host Taxes
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Can Landlords Deduct Rental Property Repairs on Their Taxes?
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What Is Reasonable Time for a Landlord to Make a Repair?
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Tips for Landlords Who Live in Their Rental Property
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Landlord Tips for a Successful Career in Rentals
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Benefits and Risks of Allowing Tenants to Sublease
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3 Steps to Verify a Prospective Tenant's Income
How Section 8 Determines Voucher Amount
How Much Section 8 Will Pay a Landlord
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What Is Prorated Rent and How to Calculate It
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7 Great Places to Find Tenants for Your Property
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7 Tips for Picking a Great Tenant
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What Is a Move Out Inspection for Landlords and Tenants?
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Top Ways Tenants Can Help With Rental Property Maintenance
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Preparing to Sell Your Rental Property
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Landlord Characteristics and Responsibilities
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Deciding How Much Rent to Charge Tenants
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Learn How to Run a Credit Check on a Prospective Tenant
Potential Problems Landlords Face With Section 8 Tenants
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7 Basic Parts to Include in Your Rental Lease
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3 Strategies for Managing Rental Property
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Tenant Vacating Checklist for Landlords
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What Is a Section 8 Housing Inspection?
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Can Landlords Keep Security Deposits for Normal Wear and Tear?
Tips to Thaw a Frozen Water Pipe
7 Steps to Get Water Flowing in a Frozen Pipe
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13 Questions to Ask When Screening Tenants
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How to Calculate the Fair Market Rent for Your Unit
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Considering a Career as a Landlord? Be Aware of These Duties
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How Section 8 Decides if Landlord Is Charging a Reasonable Rent
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How to Verify a Prospective Tenant's Employment
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5 Reasons to Keep a Tenant's Security Deposit
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5 Things You Must Include in Your Security Deposit Agreement
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Preparing for a New Tenant? 31 Tasks and Issues a Landlord Must See To
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Topics to Stay Away From During Tenant Screening
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4 Tips for Spotting Frozen Pipes Before They Burst
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Complete This 10 Item Checklist Before Tenant Move In
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How to Increase Rent on a Yearly Lease
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Here Is a Look at the Advantages of Renting to Section 8 Tenants
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5 Best Ways to Collect Rent From Tenants
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4 Rent Payment Options to Accept and 4 to Avoid