Rental Properties Topics
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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, 2020)
Next Up: Eviction Moratorium and Need for Rental Assistance (National Association of REALTORS®, Oct. 1, 2020)
NMHC Rent Payment Tracker Finds 92.2 Percent of Apartment Households Paid Rent as of September 27 (National Multifamily Housing Council, Sep. 30, 2020)
CDC Eviction Moratorium: More Layers to an Already Large Cake (Rental Housing Journal, Sep. 29, 2020)
Rent Payment Tracker Finds 90.1 Percent of Apartment Households Paid Rent as of September 20 (National Multifamily Housing Council, Sep. 23, 2020)
An Eviction Moratorium without Rental Assistance Hurts Smaller Landlords, Too (Brookings Institution, Sep. 21, 2020)
Landlord Statistics from the 2018 Rental Housing Finance Survey (Economists’ Outlook, Sep. 15, 2020)
Landlord Tenant Law (American Apartment Owners Association, Aug. 6, 2020)
Protections for Renters (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Jul. 24, 2020)
Investing in Multi-Family Property
A Private Lender’s View of Multifamily Opportunities (Multi-Housing News, Oct. 14, 2020)
Multifamily Starts are Taking Off, Here’s Why (NAI Global, Oct. 7, 2020)
Wall Street’s New Suburban Subdivision Is Full of Renters (Bloomberg, Sep. 23, 2020)
Weak NOI Growth Leads to Decline in Multifamily Investment (Mortgage Professional America, Sep. 23, 2020)
Multifamily Construction Gains for Lower-Density Markets (Eye on Housing, Sep. 14, 2020)
Top 10 Features of a Profitable Rental Property (Investopedia, Aug. 28, 2020)
How Can Multifamily Investors Prepare for Post-COVID-19? (Mortgage Professional America, Aug. 27, 2020)
The Pandemic Has Upended Everyone’s Life. Property Managers Are No Different (REjournals, Oct. 14, 2020)
4 Ways to Help Manage Renters Moving During COVID-19 (Rental Housing Journal, Sep. 1, 2020)
What Can IoT Platforms Do for Multifamily Property Managers in a Pandemic? (National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 27, 2020)
Leasing in a Pandemic (Yield PRO, Aug. 24, 2020)
Coronavirus Guidance for Property Managers (National Apartment Association, Aug. 12, 2020)
How to Bolster Apartment NOI During COVID-19 (Multifamily Executive, Aug. 11, 2020)
How to Manage Multifamily Assets When Residents No Longer Leave (National Real Estate Investor, Aug. 5, 2020)
How Property Managers Can Protect Residents, Owners, and Themselves from COVID-19 (Buildium, Apr. 1, 2020)
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:
Complete Landlord and Property Managers Legal Survival Kit (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Every Landlord's Legal Guide (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 (Kindle, Audiobook, eBook)
Streetwise Landlording & Property Management (Kindle, Audiobook, 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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