Author Archives: Kathy Hertzog

Key Aspects of the Housing Quality Standards for the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program

If you are interested in becoming a Section 8 landlord, we suggest you review our consolidated summary of the various aspects of the Housing Quality Standards for the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. Housing Quality Standards are categorized as Pass, Fail or Inconclusive. If a unit receives an “Inconclusive” or “Fail” in any area, then […]

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Answers From Landlords About What to Do When A Tenant Double Parks

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“Answers From Landlords About What to Do When A Tenant Double Parks” is a summary of a dialog between landlords in our LandlordAssociation.Org Free Discussion Group. We thought we would share some of the more insightful answers with our members. Q: According to the lease agreement, each tenant is assigned one parking spot and all […]

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How to Identify Illegal Activities in Your Rental Units

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Landlords and property managers recognize that drive-bys and walk-through inspections of their units can save money by identifying necessary repairs and maintenance.  But when it comes to identifying suspicious activities, many people may not recognize the signs.  The following signs may be indicators that illegal activity may be occurring on your property.

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7 Steps to Building Your Landlord Business Cash Flow

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When you purchased your first income property, you automatically became a small business owner. You became one of the millions who are living the ultimate American dream. One of the millions who have the willingness to work, the willingness to invest their money, the willingness to seek knowledge, you have the desire to accomplish something […]

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Security Deposits By State

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The following state list shows the amount of time a landlord has to return a tenant’s security deposit after the tenant leaves. It also shows the amount that can be collected for a security deposit. More specific details on your state’s procedures for returning security deposits can be found in your state’s landlord-tenant statutes or […]

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3 Factors for Consideration in Deciding Whether or Not to Manage Your Property

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An important decision you have to make as a property owner, is how involved you actually want to be. The first factor that comes into play is your attitude towards your investment. Perhaps you have the time, but absolutely do not want to talk to any of your tenants or even help with the problems […]

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Notice Requirements for Entry into a Rental Property

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We get a lot of questions about when a landlord can enter a rental property. The simplest answer is that each state may have guidelines governing when a landlord can enter into a rental property. Entry laws vary widely including the amount of advanced notice required and type of documentation that is required of landlords […]

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Tenant Screening

5 Steps in Choosing a Good Tenant

In today’s mobile society, it is important to know who is occupying your rental properties. Occupants come and go, and they frequently offer far too little information about themselves, their past and present employment, and credit history. All landlords and property managers know that reliable tenant screening can save them trouble and money.

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Zero Tolerance Policy

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So you’re a landlord? Or are you thinking about becoming one. Let me tell you – it isn’t easy! You’re probably sinking in your chair right about now thinking, “I’m not even two sentences into the article, and already I’m nervous.” Don’t be. We here at LandlordAssociation.Org believe in giving you the truth – nothing […]

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Various Aspects of Being a Landlord

Early Beginnings of the Landlord Origins of the landlord-tenant relationship can be traced back the tenth and eleventh centuries. The political and military systems which were popular during the Middle Ages were known as seignorialism and feudalism. Seignorialism, also known in England as manorialism, developed in the fifth century as a political, economic, and social […]

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