Landlordology Resources for Landlords – Learn how to successfully manage your rental properties, build wealth, and keep your tenants happy.

  • 5 ways to collect on a judgment
    by Laura Agadoni on April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    The court’s job ends with the judgment. Collecting on that judgment is on you. Your ex-tenant might pay you immediately, and if so, great. Now it is time to celebrate. But what do you do if they don’t?

  • How to screen a foreign-born or international rental applicant?
    by Nicky Goulimis on April 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    What do you do when you have an applicant who recently moved to the U.S. and doesn’t have a Social Security number? Or they were recently issued a Social Security number, so there is limited US credit data behind it? How do you screen an international applicant?

  • Should I allow vaping in my rental property?
    by Kathy Adams on April 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Ultimately, it’s up to you whether allowing e-cigarettes is worth the extra cleanup effort or the potential fire hazards, much like allowing pets could mean more work after tenants move out.

  • Should you offer a deal to find new tenants?
    by Holly Welles on March 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    When your property can’t seem to keep reliable tenants, you might start to consider ways of sweetening the deal, such as offering an incentive for new tenants. Between discounts, flexible leases, and property upgrades, there are several ways to appeal to renters and fill a costly vacancy. The benefit of filling the space may very well be worth the added expense once you run a cost-benefit analysis and figure out which incentives work best for your property.

  • What to do if the deposit doesn’t cover the damage or unpaid rent
    by Laura Agadoni on March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    If there were extensive damages to the property or if the tenant left without paying last month’s rent and there were damages, you’re out some money, and that isn’t right. You have options, though.