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What’s More Costly: Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants?

What’s More Costly Rental Vacancies or Filling Rentals With Subpar Tenants

One of the most important factors that today’s real estate investors need to watch out for is choosing partners and professionals who have really mastered the dynamics of tenant screening and occupancy. Each investment opportunity is only as good as the execution. Without a great handle on tenant management, the results can be disastrous. Unfortunately, many […]

Four ways to Help Safely Navigate Landlord-Tenant Laws

Four ways to Help Safely Navigate Landlord-Tenant Laws

Landlord-tenant laws rule the world of rentals. Do you know how much time you have to provide a written accounting of how you spent any deposit money you keep?  How about the laws governing when you can enter the premises? What is the limit your state allows you to charge for late fees? These sorts […]

The Top 5 Items to Replace or Upgrade in Every Rental Property You Buy

The Top 5 Items to Replace or Upgrade in Every Rental Property You Buy

After you have purchased an investment property, have you ever encountered the dilemma of figuring out which things should be replaced or upgraded? Chances are you have already spent so much money acquiring the property, you may be reluctant to spend an extra dime in renovating the place (or at least, delay renovations until the […]

Should you ever relax your tenant screening criteria?

Should you ever relax your tenant screening criteria

Vacancy is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the biggest costs that a landlord may have. And it can sometimes cause landlords to get desperate. In such situations, it may be tempting to relax your screening criteria to get a unit filled. It’s understandable… You have an empty unit that is losing money every day, […]

Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application?

Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application

This is a question that we got asked recently: Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application? And it’s a good question! Good tenant screening will weed out most of the bad tenants… But it’s not 100% fool proof. Unfortunately, sometimes a bad tenant can still slip through the cracks. When this happens, […]

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[PART 4] Tenant screening: How to adjust your tenant screening process and eliminate evictions

How to adjust your tenant screening process and eliminate evictions

This week we are wrapping up our series on tenant screening! If you missed any of the previous videos you can find them here: How to read a sample credit report and fill out an application scoring sheet What to verify on a tenant application Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant Because […]