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The importance of a move-in inspection checklist

move in inspection checklist

In our experience, most landlords get the tenant move-in process wrong simply because they don’t use any form at all. Documenting the condition of a property prior to move in is critical. This basic form will help get you and your tenants on the same page from the beginning. From there, the move-out becomes simple. […]

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Use an application scoring sheet to determine whether or not to approve tenants

Use an application scoring sheet to determine whether or not to approve tenants

Screening tenants is the most critical aspect of managing properties. Good tenants will save you loads of time and money and take better care of your property. It is always worth a little extra vacancy time to have a good tenant, rather than accepting a poor tenant to fill a property. Fair housing dictates that […]

Where to find good property management process forms

Where to find good property management process forms

Good property management process forms are critical to managing properties! It doesn’t matter if you are managing thousands of units… Or just a single home. Good forms and checklists are a must. Good property management forms will help you: Keep track of important items and documents Treat tenants fairly With efficient turnovers Follow fair housing […]

Where to find good state specific lease and eviction forms

Where to find good state specific lease and eviction forms

Good reliable forms are a necessity if you are in the property management business. It’s a bad idea to wait until you need a particular form to start searching for one. In this video we’ll show you where you can get good state specific legal forms: Rental/Lease Agreement Lease Amendment Offer to Lease Rental Application […]

Should I let tenants take care of maintenance issues themselves?

Should I let tenants take care of maintenance issues themselves

Has a tenant ever asked you if they could take care of a maintenance issue themselves? If not, it will happen sooner or later. Usually they ask in exchange for a rental discount to compensate… In this video we talk about how to handle these requests, and also offer some tips on enforcing service calls. […]

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How to get your tenants to pay rent the way you want to it to be paid

How to get your tenants to pay rent the way you want to it to be paid

In most cases accepting rent online is the best option for landlords. However, some landlords still prefer to accept checks, or have tenants make deposits at the bank, or some other way. Although all options are acceptable, some options are more preferable than others. This video is not about which payment option is best, it’s […]