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Tip #19: Compliance

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Tip #19: It is critical that your rental home is in compliance with state and local building codes. You are responsible for ensuring your investment property meets health and safety regulations or your tenant may have grounds to break their lease or even worse, sue you. A judge i...

Tip #16 Fences

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Fences are a plus! If you are debating whether or not to install a backyard fence, do it. You probably won't get more rent, but a fenced backyard attracts so many more tenants, even if you don’t permit pets. Fences give parents a sense of security and privacy for their ...

Tip #14 Plumbing :(

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Toilet clogs are one of the most common repair calls made by tenants. Be sure that your lease clearly outlines what IS/NOT permitted to be flushed, ie no diapers, paper towels, or baby wipes. Clearly spell out that if the Tenant causes the clog, they are responsible for the costs...

Tip #10 You Do the Repair

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It is not good business practice to allow a tenant to make a needed repair and deduct it from the rent. When asked, thank the tenant but let him know that you want to stay in compliance with the lease and will send a professional. Don't get into the habit of letting your tena...

Tip #9 Keep Clean While on the Market

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If this pandemic taught us anything, it demonstrates the need to ensure your rental is cleaned periodically while on the market. Not only should you wipe down door handles and banisters with Lysol or bleach, but you should also give it a light vacuuming and dusting. In the yard, ...

Tip #7: Repair Requests

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Record all tenant repair requests. Make your number 1 policy (and follow through!) with tenants that all repair requests should be in writing. Have them send you an email with as much details and photos as possible. Your response should always be to reply as to when the repairman...

Tip #3 Don't Skimp On Repairs

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As an Owner, you need to put yourself in a tenants shoes when it comes to renting your property. Make sure your home is rent ready and has been repaired. So often our new owners think they can touch up a wall and it will look fine. It doesn't. This is the biggest complaint we...

How Do I Handle Repairs in My Rental Property?

 Maintenance on rental property is one of those many headaches that comes with ownership. It’s a two-edged sword in that maintenance costs money, and if your expenses are more than the annual rent, it’s not exactly an expenditure you want to take on. However, by ...

Tenant Took Advantage

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Homeowners Ken and Juanita didn't know what to do. When they married 40 years ago, Ken and Juanita bought their first home - a cute, brick ranch in Kennesaw. Over the years, they improved it, they raised their family in it and had many wonderful memories in it. Once the kids ...

Investor Pain

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The owners of Marietta Affordable Housing (MAH) came to us exasperated. They had gone through two management companies over the last 5 years and were not able to increase their profitability, couldn't get an accounting of funds, and were receiving code violations constantly. ...