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The great thing about ezLandlordForms and other technological tools is that so many tasks can be done long-distance. You no longer need to be in the same location as your rental. If you line up your resources beforehand, you can feel confident that you can take on the challenge of managing your own rental, even if you will be managing from afar. As a long-distance landlord, keep these four guidelines in mind

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Much of the effort in being a landlord comes at the beginning of a tenancy. You may be wondering if there is any way to place a tenant yourself if you live in a different town or time zone than your rental. The answer is, through smart utilization of technology and some hard work, you can!

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When choosing a new tenant, it can be difficult to navigate the information overload that confronts you. You must analyze each tenant's work history, references, number of occupants, and the like. Here are five red flags that can act as shortcuts, and weed out some potentially problematic renters. While these aren’t 100 percent accurate all of the time, they will save you from headaches most of the time! If your prospect does any of theseRead More »

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Traditionally when a renter moves into a new apartment the landlord requires a security deposit (usually equal to one month’s rent) to pay for any damages that may occur. Coming up with a security deposit and the first month’s rent all at once may be difficult for some people, so tenants maytry to pay in increments or negotiate a lower security deposit. While you may feel sympathy for their struggle, it’s imperative to get someRead More »

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What happens if someone slips on a snowy or icy walk at your rental property, and then sues for injuries? It depends on who was found to be negligent. If terms in the lease agreement clearly state that the tenant is responsible for shoveling and salting during winter, then failure to do so would make the tenant negligent. But the landlord could have some liability, too.Read More »

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