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When you get a home via a quit claim deed and then have to move out of state for work you're faced with a decision. Should you sell the home you received through a quit claim deed or should you try to keep it as a rental property? The decision to be come a landlord or to sell a home depends on whether you have enough money to maintain the home or feel that you can find a good tenant. You should also take tax considerations into account.
A landlord asks what to do when his renter plans to skip out early. The landlord asks about putting a lien on the renter's new home. The landlord might be better off suing his renter in small claims court.
When a tenant breaks a rental lease early, it can cause a host of problems. An early termination fee will help curb problems you can have with the renter, along with scheduling a final walk-through to document the condition. Working with a real estate attorney can also ensure you're handing your rental property and tenants according to the law.
Lease terms dictate what a tenant can and cannot do to a rental property. As a landlord that has damage done by a tenant, his best recourse is to keep the security deposit. Most leases will provide that the tenant can't alter or modify the leased home without the landlord's permission.
A rental property owner is ready to sell but the current tenants will not allow the landlord access to the home to show potential buyers. Many leases specifically allow a landlord access to a rental property to re-rent or sell it. Forcing tenants to give access to the rental property is a double-edged sword.
Owning rental property can be a financially successful investment. Ilyce advises a reader who recently bought her first rental property on how to make her investment a financial success. One of the most important ways to make owning a rental property a financially successful investment is by renting to quality tenants.
When you own multiple rental properties you may begin to worry about tenant lawsuits. Is creating an LLC a way to avoid lawsuits when you own rental property? Buying an umbrella liability insurance policy may be a better idea.
A landlord owns a couple of rental properties and would like to purchase more but is concerned about finding good tenants. One good tip is to underprice your rental property to bring in more prospective tenants to choose from. The key is to bring in enough interest so that you can choose the best tenant for your rental property.