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Exotic Pets in Rental Properties: Insights and Stats

Exotic Pets in Rental Properties: Insights and Stats

Certain unusual pets can be good for small apartments, however, you should always require a security deposit to cover possible high maintenance costs. Additionally, potential home damage is not the only risk. Some wild animals cannot be fully domesticated and could put yourself and others at risk. Although exotic pet attacks are rare, they are not unheard of, and happen occasionally across the country.

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How Eviction Moratoriums Affected Landlords in Q1 2021

How Eviction Moratoriums Affected Landlords in Q1 2021

The moratorium extensions, on the federal level if not the state, are bringing many landlords to their breaking points. Looking forward, the prospect of collecting back rent seems dismal. The debt load many renters are under will take a long time to pay off—if they ever do. Without current and projected rental incomes, what’s the risk for landlords?

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Pets in U.S. Rental Properties (infographic)

Pets in U.S. Rental Properties (infographic)

In most cases, landlords are concerned about excessive wear and tear caused by pets. However, it shouldn't be a sticking point for landlords and tenants. According to pet ownership laws, requiring a pet deposit or even pet rent can cover the expenses associated with any pet-related cleaning costs and property repairs.

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What Landlords Need to Know about the Tax Filing Extension

What Landlords Need to Know about the Tax Filing Extension

Due to the pandemic, May 17 is now the official federal tax day for individual taxpayers this year. Postponed from April 15, this new tax day provides a needed federal tax extension for many. If individuals need more time to complete their taxes, there’s nothing they have to do (like file a form) to qualify for the extension. It’s automatically available for them, and penalties and interest only apply after May 17.

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Post-Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Post-Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring has finally arrived! As a landlord, it’s not only a great time to enjoy the warmer weather, but also to ready your rental properties for the new season. While apartment complexes require less maintenance after the coldest months, single-family homes will definitely need your attention. 

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How the Pandemic Is Affecting Landlords During 2021 Tax Season

How the Pandemic Is Affecting Landlords During 2021 Tax Season

Like many other aspects of life over this past year, the pandemic has altered the current tax season. As a landlord, you can claim a lot of deductions, so you should know the amount of the tax refund you can receive. But with all the new laws in place aimed at helping taxpayers through this rough patch, taxes feel more complex than usual.

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