Satellite Dish Problems. Any Advice?
The local satellite dish company has been installing dishes on my rental roofs WITHOUT my express permission. They say my tenants claimed to have my permission, and that if I have a problem with the installation... View more
Do you provide internet to your tenants?
These days almost everywhere in the country, rental properties (Especially MFR) are in fierce competition. Slashing monthly rent, offering 1st month free and other incentive becoming more and more frequent. One of the... View more
How nice to make low-income rentals look?
How far do you go and what is the minimum you do to make them look nice and welcoming without spending unnecessarily?
Also, I always seem to find ones with fake wood paneling, in this market is it worth having them... View more
Tenant didn't tell me about leaks
The tenant didn't tell me about leaks in the kitchen and bath and now there's damage. What would you do?
The kitchen sink leak has been going on for months looks like. Turns out that one of the fittings on the hot... View more
excellent tenant switched jobs, late rent
hey all i am new here and am inquiring on a situation i have; i own several rental properties and one of my tenants, who has lived in her unit for 1 year, has paid her rent 2 days late the last 2 months and this month... View more
5 Pit Bulls
Email exchange today
What all do u need to rent I only make cash I have been in the house I'm at for a year now I'm looking to downsize but need space for my dogs
Good landlord... View more
Lawn care included?
How do you handle the watering issue when you include lawn care? Are the tenants still responsible for the watering, or do you install a sprinkler system? Thanks.
Fast Turn Around
I hope this is foreshadowing of more to come.
My tenants are still moving out much too frequently, but the last two vacancies have filled before the old tenant is out.
I had over 100 phone calls on the last vacancy.... View more
Where can I get refinanced @ 60% in Tennessee.
I am looking for financing. Does anyone know where to get this done?
rental properties in Memphis, TN
better than 1.2 DSR
Mistakes in Eviction Report?
I just got an eviction report back from the tenant screening company I use (CreditLink), and it lists 2 successful evictions and 3 eviction proceedings initiated on this prospective tenant. I could not believe it... View more
Landlords, something to be aware of:
I have a rental in a working class neighborhood. Within 1 block of that house, there are FIVE houses that have people living in a travel trailer in the driveway.
One of those... View more
Quick question guys,
We had a lady move out of a unit with no notice, and someone else moved in. This person has no interest in paying rent. Knowing that we have to go through the month long eviction process, is it... View more
Unknown Renters - Squaters
I recently purchased a flip house in CA at a trustee sale, and have no idea who the renters are, and only one (of six) people living in the house has identified who they are, and they only provided a first name. I do... View more
C of O's
If my daughter gets a roomate to share her house with her, does she need a c of o if she's living there too?
Grace Periods? Rent extensions? What do you do?
Do you allow grace periods? Like, "rent is due on the first of the month but considered late after the 5th".
We have a 5 day grace period in our lease - but because of it, no one pays till the 5th of the month.... View more
Seeking Property Managers for Interview
I am seeking a qualified professional property manager to interview for a college course I am taking on property management.
All correspondence will be by email or through this website. I have a fairly short list of... View more
Question: Beginner Odds & Ends
I'm strongly considering diversifying my investment portfolio with real estate. My top three motivations are:
1. Diversifying: A place to put money in addition to the stock mkt.
2. Appreciation: Single family homes... View more
Help Newbie Advertising Rental
What does everyone use to list their rental? I just dipped my foot into this and I have a listing on Craigslist already.
I was wondering if you guys use any pay services or if you actually use a broker or any other... View more
Automatic Renewal or Not?
Making a few changes to my leases . . . I'm wondering if I should make my 1-year leases automatically renew at the end of the term, or not. I'd love to hear the pros and cons.
house rental and family
Here is the issue, my mother had this five bedroom ranch house. Her and my father had bought about 7 years ago for 182,000 . Then my father had passed away about a year after they had bought the house. Then she had a... View more
Tenants having lots of guests over. what should I do?
So I have this couple, their mother, and their new baby living on the first floor of my building. They mentioned to me that they have a church group over on sunday's. That I'm all fine with. What I'm... View more
Newbies nervous about rental prospects
I'm looking at a HUD deal right now and my bidding deadline is for tonight. It's a triplex listed at 132k (my bid would not go above 105K, which probably would not be accepted but we will see). It probably... View more
mixed use property, top floor rented, office space vacant
I have a question. I bought a mixed use property a few years ago that I used to run a business out of. The top unit is an apartment that has been consistently rented with no issues. Last year, I stopped doing the... View more
Need some Help Getting my first rental going
I'm totally new to being a landlord.
I have my rental app and lease done and I'm ready to try my hand at Craigslist.
I'm just not really... View more
1 bedroom vs. efficiency apartment
I would like to know everyone's thoughts in regards to 1 bedroom apartments vs. efficiency apartments.
Here is the deal:
There are a large number of rental properties that I have been looking at that were actually... View more