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Landlord Tenant Laws (Georgia)

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Tip #20: It is really risky managing a property without knowing what the laws are that govern tenancy. Every state is different - some are move tenant friendly and structure laws accordingly. When managing your rental, don't assume anything. Make sure you consult the laws and...

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 #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 #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 ...

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. ...

Security Deposits

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Security deposits are used to motivate tenants to take care of your property and are used to recoup damage they cause, ensure rents will be paid, and other responsibilities of the lease are performed. But there are state laws governing the use and protection of these funds and if...

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...