With a great tenant screening process, evictions are rarely necessary anymore. There are circumstances when a tenant has not been screened properly, or in rare cases, a great tenant becomes someone we have to evict. We try to do everything we can to avoid eviction, but sometimes it’s our only option. If eviction is necessary, it is very important to follow the law exactly so there are no chances of the case being dismissed or a countersuit being filed.
Service animals and companion animals are the topic of our discussion today, because you need to know what you can and cannot do when you have a tenants with service dogs or emotional support animals (ESA). (more…)
Before you buy a residential investment property, you need to have a strategy in place. Today, we’re talking about a couple of different investment strategies that people use when they’re buying single family homes, plexes, condominiums, and townhomes. (more…)
Troubleshooting Garbage Disposals – Maintenance
First of all you’ll want to unplug the disposal or turn off the power for safety purposes. Once that is complete, if there is a humming sound but no movement you’ll want to get an Allen wrench and put it in the bottom of the disposal you can try to turn it back and forth about a half turn and then plug it in and see if that freed it up.
CO And Smoke Detectors
There are many different types of CO and Smoke detector so make sure you know the details of your specific type and get familiar with it’s operation. These are just some basic guidelines.
Texturing Walls and Ceilings
Texturing walls and ceilings is a good way to add some style and hide imperfections in the drywall. The best way to do this is to seal it with primer first. Once you’ve primed it you’ll want to mix some mud with water to your desired consistency. About one cup of water to a gallon of mud should be a good start.
Patching Walls – Maintenance
So today we’ll show you how to patch any imperfections or even holes in the wall. If it is a big hole, you’ll need to get some mesh tape or a backer to put the mud on first. For small imperfections like the one in the video you won’t need to do that. If you’re doing several patches at once, it may save time to start with the biggest/deepest holes first so they have more time to dry.
As a landlord, your tenant screening process will help you find qualified renters. Then, you’ll have to choose one of those tenants for your property. Today, we’re providing some tips and best practices on how to do that.
There are a lot of things to consider when you’re turning your home into a rental property. Today, we’re talking about how to rent your house and what you need to do. (more…)