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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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Why Landlords Don't Like Pets in Their Rentals

Why Landlords Don't Like Pets in Their Rentals

As a landlord, you are allowed to set the rules and regulations at your rental properties. If you are not okay with your tenants having pets in the apartment, no worries. A no-pet policy will help you to specify this. But the policy cannot be applied to tenants who have a medical need for an animal. In that case, you are dealing with service and emotional support animals that are not considered pets.

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How to Avoid Landlord Burnout: 5 Useful Tips to Follow

How to Avoid Landlord Burnout: 5 Useful Tips to Follow

Everyone knows that landlording is a stressful job, especially if you have got multiple properties to manage. There is always something that needs to be fixed, someone who is demanding a showing at 5 a.m., and tons of paperwork waiting for your undivided attention. It is impossible to avoid stress, but you can learn to control it. Using time management techniques and well-thought strategies, you can even enjoy the problems you’re dealing with.

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Haunted Houses: Renters' Biggest Attraction

Haunted Houses: Renters' Biggest Attraction

Haunted houses seem fun in the movies, depicting ghost hunters and the Scooby-Doo gang. But supernatural creatures, paranormal phenomena, and other unexplainable activities in a house can scare you to death, or even make you leave your home for good. Experienced landlords are aware that renting out haunted houses is a tricky business. But rumor has it that some tenants purposely seek rentals with horror stories behind them.

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How Positive Thinking Can Help You Become a Successful Landlord

How Positive Thinking Can Help You Become a Successful Landlord

Psychology has become something of a trend in the property management realm. It is not overhyped, though. Taking into consideration psychological factors in residential property management contributes to understanding the subtleties of landlord-tenant interactions. With that in mind, landlords can easily evaluate how a resident feels about their property and hence develop effective strategies for communication.

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Can a Landlord Enforce Gun Control?

Can a Landlord Enforce Gun Control?

Gun control is a hot topic and has been for years. The Second Amendment has sparked heated debate on both sides of the issue, the focus usually being what the government will restrict or permit. But what gets left out of the conversation is what private citizens can impose on each other (the Second Amendment is between the government and citizens, not citizen to citizen). In the rental world, the question is can a landlord place limitations on their private property, or does a tenant have the right to bear arms within their rented home?

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Top 5 Myths About Property Management Business

Top 5 Myths About Property Management Business

The property management business has its fair share of myths. These are beliefs that may seem accurate to landlords and property managers who have just entered the rental market, but experienced property management professionals can debunk these fantasies with one hand tied behind their back.

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