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Pest Control

DIY Pest Control

Landlords should not ignore the fact that every rental needs to be treated for insects. So the question remains: do you hire a professional or do you DIY pest control? If you’re serious about being a successful long term landlord, doing it yourself will clearly save a lot of money. Read more…

Working together on tenant Issues

How to Handle Tenant Issues the Right Way

One thing is for certain as a landlord –– you expect the unexpected. Whether that’s an urgent repair request, a tenant complaint, or resolving an interpersonal conflict between tenants and neighbors, landlords juggle a lot. Sometimes it feels as though the landlord’s job title translates to handyman, businessperson, cleaning crew, Read more…

Tenant Request Denial

How to turn down a tenant?

For brand new landlords, tenant requests can be overwhelming. The tenant may be making frequent requests, or may be asking permission for things you may not have thought about. No landlord wants to be adversarial with a tenant. To keep things cordial, you may feel pressured to say yes to Read more…