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Tips for Landlords

Updated on September 22, 2014

Landlord Tips to Stay Sane When Renting Out Property

Because managing rentals and being a landlord is a big job, maybe you can use these landlord tips. Owning rental property can be good or bad, depending on your preparation, knowledge, and sometimes, just pure luck.

Knowing what to expect when being a landlord is key to being successful. Get your ducks in a row and be a successful landlord.

I wrote the following articles based on my experience as a landlord on the following topics:

- rental paperwork like how to draw up a rental contract, how to obtain a credit report for renters, and writing an eviction notice for tenants

- repairing and fixing up rental properties

- finding renters

- finding free rental forms to save you money

- recycling appliances

- pest control in rental properties

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Learn to Repair and Fix the Rental Property - Books available from Amazon

Basic Plumbing With Illustrations Revised Edition
Basic Plumbing With Illustrations Revised Edition

Trust me, you'll want to do as much of the work on your rental property as you can. These books can help you along the way, saving you money and guiding you to making good repairs.


Need Forms for Your Rental Properties?

Locking Mailboxes

Gibraltar Mailboxes Designer Locking Medium Capacity Galvanized Steel Venetian Bronze, Wall-Mount Mailbox, DMVKGV04
Gibraltar Mailboxes Designer Locking Medium Capacity Galvanized Steel Venetian Bronze, Wall-Mount Mailbox, DMVKGV04

Help your tenants feel secure by installing locking mailboxes at your rental properties.


Learn More about Being a Landlord - Book available from Amazon

The Landlord's Survival Guide: How to Succesfully Manage Rental Property as a New or Part-Time Real Estate Investor
The Landlord's Survival Guide: How to Succesfully Manage Rental Property as a New or Part-Time Real Estate Investor

There really is a lot involved with being a landlord. Learn what to spend money on and what your ultimate responsibilities are to your tenants with this comprehensive book.


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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a huge responsibility. I had a landlord that I adored during the history of renting. Most people I knew use to say bad things about their landlords; but i had positive experiences. We made a deal: She said: If you take care of the property I will keep the rent fair. Also she allowed me to make changes and then send her the bill; I upgraded a lot of things for her which was a win/win for me(made the living situation better and she was able to build her equity) We finally parted as good friends: I was able to get my own place because the amt. she charged enabled me to save more, and she was able to sell her place later for a better price. I really miss her. She was the best. 6 years of landlord love.

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      BidToRent 5 years ago

      Hi Scarlett, There is some great content here very detailed. I especially like the "Need Forms for Your Rental Properties" video. Nice touch. Keep up the good work

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have never managed rental property. I'm sure its not an easy task. :)

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      loyddonald 5 years ago

      these tips are really great specially the tips for making repairs.

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      JamesKobzeff 5 years ago

      Wow, I am very impressed with the amount of detail you include in your lens. Truly a great read for any landlord.

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      fixitlady 6 years ago

      This is a great resource for finding the information needed to be or prepare to be a landlord. Thanks for putting so many helps together in one spot!

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      Jenny18 6 years ago

      To being a property owner is really a good thing, and in future that will going to give very good profit, Superb Posts regarding Landlord, Well Done......:)

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      Chris-H LM 6 years ago

      This is an excellent lens. You have written some great landlording articles!

      We should probably keep in touch. I have a great deal of knowledge about creative deal structuring and will probably write a book on the subject. I could use a good editor when that time comes.

      Who knows what might develop?

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      gottaloveit2 7 years ago

      Great tips here for landlords. I've thought about buying another home but I'm still trying to unload my west virginia cabin first.

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      Joyce T. Mann 7 years ago from Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA

      I guess I'm a lazy landlord. For me it is so worth it to pay a professional management company to do all the work. I have always focused on buying a good bed-and-butter, single-family home at a low price, hold on, and let someone else pay my mortgage. Sure glad I sold off most my inventory before the housing bubble went ka-bam!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      My aunt took care of some rental property and she had some real horror stories to tell about tenants mistreating the houses. It was a lot of work for her to keep them up.