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Tip #13 It's A Business

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Treat your rental like a business - because it is. Even if you only have one property, act like you are managing many. Use purchased leases so you are appropriately protected, act professional in front of your tenants and prospective tenants, maintain accurate books, put processe...

Tip# 11 Tax Advantages

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Rental property = tax advantages. Keep track of everything you spend using a separate bank account and credit card. Keep all receipts. At the end of the year, you'll be able to write off interest, depreciation, materials, supplies, travel, insurance, legal and professional se...

Tip #6 Collections

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Collecting past due rent from your tenants is a job many owners find distasteful. Make sure your lease clearly spells out the consequences for late rent, send your demand notice, and file eviction if you don't get paid. Do not accept partial payments as this starts you down t...

What is the Eviction Process in the Atlanta area?

To many people, the eviction process in Georgia seems so daunting. For the vast majority of us, standing before a judge to defend our position can be foreign and very scary. Today, we’re discussing dispossessory action and how to evict a tenant in the Atlanta area.Marietta ...

Property Security Deposits

Welcome to Atlanta Area Property and Management; serving the entire Atlanta Metro Area. There are very strict laws regarding the handling of security deposits. These laws can get an owner in lots of trouble, and if you make a mistake, fines and penalties can apply.By law, securit...

Move In and Move Out

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A move-in inspection is when the landlord and tenant walk through the rental documenting the condition prior to the tenant moving in and before handing over the security deposit. This report will be used when the tenant moves out to determine if there was any damage caused by the...

Renters Insurance

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Atlanta Area Property and Management strongly recommends Tenants purchase Renters Insurance.  It’s a common misconception that a landlord’s insurance on a rental property protects the tenant's stuff so nearly all renters assume that the homeowners insurance w...

Landlord Insurance

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A rental property is a HUGE investment and along with it comes the need to protect it as well as yourself.  Landlords are responsible for maintenance upkeep, are at risk for accidents that occur anywhere on the property and become responsible for the tenants safety as well a...