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Tips for Landlords
- Screen potential tenants using a written rental application
- Document the important facts of the agreement with a written lease
- Establish a fair system of setting, collecting, holding, and returning security deposits
- Stay on top of maintenance and make repairs when requested
- Provide secure premises
- Provide adequate notice before entering the rental space
- Disclose environmental hazards
- Choose and supervise your property manager carefully
- Purchase liability and other property insurance
- Try to resolve disputes with your tenants without lawyers and lawsuits
Source: Top Ten Tips for Landlords (NOLO, 2021)
Stable Residents, Stable Properties (Urban Land Institute, Dec. 15, 2021)
Fewer People Can Afford to Buy Houses. Home Builders Hope They’ll Choose to Rent Them Instead (Los Angeles Times, Nov. 24, 2021)
Eviction Bans Squeezed Supply, Bringing Rents to Boil: Report (The Real Deal, Nov. 12, 2021)
Rental Assistance Resources (National Association of REALTORS®, Nov. 12, 2021)
5 Things Landlords Should Do Going Into 2022 (The Motley Fool, Nov. 6, 2021)
The Landlord’s Lament (Philadelphia Weekly, Nov. 4, 2021)
Small Landlords Less Likely to Receive Rent (firsttuesday Journal, Nov. 1, 2021)
Coronavirus: Housing Providers FAQs (National Association of REALTORS®, Aug. 27, 2021)
New ERAP Distribution Guidelines Released (National Association of REALTORS®, Aug. 25, 2021)
Landlord Tenant Law (American Apartment Owners Association, Mar. 13, 2021)
Investing in Multi-Family Property
2022 Apartment Outlook: As Good as It Gets (Multifamily Executive, Jan. 4, 2022)
Is Multifamily in a Bubble? (Commercial Observer, Jan. 10, 2022)
Multifamily Owners Also Holding on to Property (Florida REALTORS®, Dec. 15, 2021)
Multifamily Investment Sales Strong in Southern States; Gaining More Interest in Midwest (REBusiness Online, Dec. 10, 2021)
Multifamily: U.S. Real Estate Market Outlook 2022 (CBRE, Dec. 8, 2021)
Multifamily Investors Lengthen Their Hold Periods, As Inflation Fears, Dearth of Product Disrupt the Market (WealthManagement.com, Dec. 7, 2021)
Why the Southeast Remains the Star of Multifamily (Multi-Housing News, Nov. 29, 2021)
Inflation’s Influence on Multifamily Buyers (Multi-Housing News, Nov. 10, 2021)
Proposed Limitations on Real Estate Investment
(National Association of REALTORS®
, Sep. 8, 2021)
8 Property Management Trends We Should Let Die in 2022 (Multi-Housing News, Jan. 4, 2022)
New Horizons (Journal of Property Management, Nov./Dec. 2021)
How to Bring Personalization to Multifamily Proptech Tools (Wealth Management.com, Nov. 1, 2021)
Rethinking, Reshaping Resident Services in a Time of Social Change (Multi-Housing News, Sep. 2, 2021)
What Are the 3 Most Important Things to Tenants Post-Pandemic? (Rental Housing Journal, Jun. 22, 2021)
How to Prepare for a Safe, Successful Peak Rental Season (Multi-Housing News, May 31, 2021)
6 Factors Involved in Lease Renewals Post-Pandemic (Rental Housing Journal, May 18, 2021)
Commentary: How Local Real Estate Pros Can Prepare for ‘Zoom Boomtowns’ (Multifamily Executive, Apr. 15, 2021)
Marketing and Leasing: Multifamily Properties (Realtor.org). — NAR’s education matrix.
Multi-Housing News — Provides current news and statistics about the multi-housing industry.
National Apartment Association — A trade association for the apartment housing industry.
National Association of Residential Property Managers® — A trade association for residential property managers.
National Multi Housing Council — Provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action for members and the community.
Property Manager — Sells property management software, and shares perspectives and best practices to help manage your property management business.
Books, eBooks & Other Resources
The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:
The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings (eBook)
The Complete Guide to Real Estate Finance for Investment Properties: How to Analyze and Single-Family, Multifamily, or Commercial Property (eBook)
Complete Landlord and Property Managers Legal Survival Kit (Audiobook, eBook)
The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia (eBook)
Every Landlord's Legal Guide (eBook)
Happy About Apartment Management: 30 Years of Expert Tips and Advice on Multifamily Property Management (eBook)
Insiders Tips to Operating a Successful Property Management Company (eBook)
Multi-Family Millions: How Anyone Can Reposition Apartments for Big Profits (eBook)
Opportunities in Property Management Careers (eBook)
Property Management Kit for Dummies® (eBook)
Property Manager, Community Manager, Real Estate Manager - How to Land a Top-Paying Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and More! (eBook)
Rich Dad's Advisors®: The ABC's of Property Management (Audiobook, eBook)
Streetwise Landlording & Property Management (Audiobook, eBook)
What Every Landlord Needs to Know: Time and Money-Saving Solutions to Your Most Annoying Problems (eBook)
Books, Videos, Research Reports & More
The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.
Principles of Real Estate Management (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2011) HD 1394 In7rm
The CompleteLandlord.com Ultimate Real Estate Investing Handbook (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2009) HD 1382.5 L49
Buy It, Rent It, Profit! : Make Money as a Landlord in Any Real Estate Market (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2009) HD 1394 C39
7 Secrets to Successful Apartment Leasing: Find Quality Renters, Fill Vacancies, and Maximize Your Rental Income (Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill, 2006) HD 1384 C91
Every Landlord's Legal Guide (Chicago, IL: Nolo, 2006) HD 1394 St4e
Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings (Chicago, IL: John Wiley & Sons, 2005) HD 1377 B46
Practical Apartment Management (Chicago, IL: Institute of Real Estate Management, 2005) HD 1394 In7pr Ed. 5
The New No-Nonsense Landlord: Building Wealth with Rental Properties (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003) HD 1394 J76
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