Tips, Resources and Best Practices for Landlords

rentals with septic tanks

Managing Rentals with Septic Tanks

Are you managing a rental with a septic tank? There are multiple ways in which homes and apartments are designed to remove waste. While some homes are connected to their neighborhood’s sewer system and send their waste through pipes underground to city-run facilities, some homes have their own individual waste system called a septic system. …

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How to Obtain Proof of Income

Collecting rent on time is one of the most important duties of a landlord. This ensures that you’re making the income you’re expecting to collect from your rental property each month. Though issues can occur for even the most reliable tenants that might make paying rent on time impossible in a rare instance, there are …

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Summer Fire Risks on Rental Properties

Aside from the responsibilities that nearly all landlords have in common, such as collecting rent and maintaining livability standards on their property, there are some tasks that are specific to the season and the type of weather you receive in your region. Summer tends to be the hottest time of year just about everywhere in …

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Should You Install Smart Technology in Your Rental Property?

Just as people are using technology to make their own lives easier, landlords are using smart technology to make their rental properties run more efficiently. From security cameras and motion detectors to thermostats and appliances that can be controlled remotely, there are a number of ways to use technology to improve your rental property. But …

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Tips for Renting to Family and Friends

Renting a home to tenants can be a great way to earn some extra income on a very flexible schedule. The funds you earn from renting your property could even go toward investing in more properties, effectively increasing your yearly earnings significantly over time. Most landlords rent their properties to people they don’t know personally …

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Raise the rent

When, Why, and How to Raise the Rent

As a landlord, you set your rent prices at specific amounts based on factors like property value, maintenance costs, your own income needs, and the average costs to rent similar properties nearby. However, just because you’ve set the perfect rent price once doesn’t mean it should stay at that amount forever. Landlords and property managers …

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Ratio Utility Billing System, RUBS

What Is a Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS)?

If you own a single-family residence with utility usage that is separate from the other properties in the area, the way in which your tenants are charged for utilities is straightforward and unaffected by any nearby residents. However, if you’re in charge of multiple units within a single building, such as an apartment or condo …

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