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Why Accepting Rent in Cash is Old School

There are plenty of ways to accept rent payments. Some landlords deal only with cash while others avoid this option, stating that cash rent payments send shivers down their spine. As there is no official cash policy that could regulate cash transactions, some landlords select other methods to accept rent payments. To mitigate the risks inherent with any financial operation, many landlords are switching to digital forms of payment to collect rent payments online and keep track of each transaction.

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January 31, 2019
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The Tax Implications of Becoming a Landlord: Is It Worth the Deal?

Real estate rental investments can yield a high return on investment (ROI), which is why many people look to it as a viable alternative investment. When the right factors converge, like a hot rental market, a good property purchase, landlord business savvy, rentals can be lucrative. One of the most important factors for ROI, though, is the current tax law and the benefits it offers you as a landlord. Let’s dig in to see if the current tax law structure is helping or hindering landlords.

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January 28, 2019
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The Honest Truth - Landlords Talk

Landlord-tenant privilege-of-information is not a thing. Landlords talk to other landlords. Here is a story from a landlord, Sheri, whose rental house needed an especially deep cleaning after her tenants moved out: But you left vomit on my carpet!: an experience with nice but messy tenants.

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January 24, 2019
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Tax Season is Coming Soon: Detailed Guide for Beginner Landlords

Many people approach tax season with some level of trepidation. And for good reason - taxes are complicated! If you're not a tax expert, it can be daunting to dig into the minute details of tax law. Stumbling through all the minor details can make you worried you've missed something. By familiarizing yourself with some landlord tax basics, however, you can decrease your anxiety and feel more prepared at tax time. Here are some key things you’ll want to know.

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January 21, 2019
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Five Tips on How to Deal with Difficult Tenants

If you have no clue how to describe a problem tenant, you’re a lucky landlord. Dealing with difficult renters can be a landlord’s worst nightmare. Bad tenants have been known to do everything from refusing to pay rent on time, damaging appliances and furniture or even conducting criminal activity in the rental. If all these behaviors belong to one and the same tenant, that’s a disaster. But if a tenant was late with the rent one time, it doesn’t automatically mean they’re a terrible renter. Don’t jump the gun. Instead, carefully analyze the circumstances first.

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January 17, 2019
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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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January 15, 2019
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New Updates in New 2019

The TenantCloud Team is so happy to have grown with you in 2018. TenantCloud is constantly listening to your ideas to find ways to make your life easier. The latest in those ideas are live today. Thank you for all your ideas and feedback and look forward to us all making life easier for landlords in 2019. 

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January 14, 2019
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"No Washing Machine" Policy: Is It Still an Issue?

These days we can hardly imagine our lives without useful appliances that improve our daily routine. You’ll probably agree that home appliances like air conditioners, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, etc. make life easier. Landlords aim to add as many helpful items as possible to increase their rental price, but this doesn’t always refer to washing machines, as there seem to be way too many issues with these devices.

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January 10, 2019
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How Technology Like Blockchain Modifies Property Management

Whether you’re a property manager or a landlord, there’s a good chance you follow current tech trends in the property management industry as well as the global financial sector. Innovative technologies like blockchain as well as cloud-based solutions have opened up new paths related to the development of property management.

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January 07, 2019
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The Complete Guide to Tenant Screening

When considering someone as a potential tenant, you probably have two main questions in mind:
Will this person pay the rent in full and on time?
Will this person take care of my property?
Of course, it's impossible to predict the future, but there are steps you can take to make an informed decision.

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January 03, 2019