Every Landlord's Legal Guide

Author: Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413329759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 991

Every Landlord's Legal Guide makes landlords’ jobs easier by putting everything they need to legally and successfully run their business in one package. Every Landlord's Legal Guide details all the steps, procedures, laws, and tips landlords should consider from the time they start looking for tenants to the time the tenants move out. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel or take a chance with iffy stationery store forms: this book includes updated, downloadable, and customizable versions of all the forms landlords need, along with directions on how to customize and use them. It’s the complete how-to guide for landlords, all for the price of less than 30 minutes of a typical lawyer’s time.
Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413323871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 876

Protect your investment! Choosing new tenants who will pay on time, respect your property, and stay for an extended period, will make your life easier—and your business more profitable. This book guides you through the process of attracting, screening, choosing, and getting the best renters possible. Just as important, it shows how to avoid problem tenants. You’ll learn how to: avoid discrimination complaints advertise effectively screen tenants over the phone show the unit evaluate applications examine credit reports check references make a rental offer reject applicants and much more. Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants provides dozens of forms and checklists for every step, with easy instructions to fill them out. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the law in your state.
Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property

Author: Michael Boyer

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413324215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 832

The ultimate property management guide for the do-it-yourself landlord! Written for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (less than four unit) rental property, Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property covers everyday skills a hands-on landlord needs, including how to: retain good, long-term tenants with regular communication handle nitty-gritty maintenance--from snow removal to toilet clogs to painting avoid conflicts over late rent, unauthorized roommates, and clutter limit costly tenant turnovers and vacancies manage condos and deal with association restrictions track income and expenses and do your own taxes hire and work with contractors, lawyers, and others, and balance landlording with a day job or other pursuits. The second edition is completely updated to cover the latest legal and business issues affecting landlords, including the pros and cons of incorporating as an LLC, how to estimate reserves with a capital expenditures (CAP EX) schedule, and guidelines for buying an occupied rental property.
Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413327526

Category: Law

Page: 472

View: 358

Protect your investment! Choosing new tenants who will pay on time, respect your property, and stay for an extended period will make your life easier—and your business more profitable. This book guides you through the process of attracting, screening, choosing, and getting the best renters possible. Just as important, it shows how to avoid problem tenants. You’ll learn how to: avoid discrimination complaints advertise effectively screen tenants over the phone show the unit evaluate applications examine credit reports check references make a rental offer reject applicants and much more. With Downloadable Forms: includes dozens of forms and checklists that will help you get the information you need without running afoul of the law —available for download (details inside).
Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property

Author: Michael Boyer

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413326840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 440

The ultimate property management guide for the do-it-yourself landlord! Written for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (fewer than four units) rental property, Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property covers everyday skills a hands-on landlord needs, including how to: retain good, long-term tenants handle nitty-gritty maintenance such as snow removal, toilet clogs, and painting avoid conflicts over late rent, unauthorized roommates, and move-out procedures limit costly tenant turnover and vacancies manage condos and deal with association restrictions track income and expenses and prepare for tax time hire and work with repairpersons, lawyers, and other contractors, and balance landlording with a day job or other pursuits. The third edition is completely updated to cover the latest issues affecting small-scale landlords, including updates to tax laws, new tools (online and offline) for managing rentals, and advice on incorporating rental properties into a FIRE or side hustle strategy.
Every Landlord's Legal Guide

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413320163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 639

Every Landlord's Legal Guide gives landlords the legal and practical solutions they need to rent residential property right. From move-in to move-out, this book covers a wide range of issues, including fair housing, repairs, sublets, screening for good tenants, and environmental hazards such as mold and bedbugs (yes, bedbugs). Handy 50-state charts lists specific laws for each state. Nolo's bestselling Every Landlord's Legal Guide helps landlords: - screen and choosing tenants - prepare leases and rental agreements - collect and returning deposits - avoid discrimination charges - keep up with repairs and maintenance - hire the right property manager - minimize your liability - deal with problem tenants This book provides over 30 forms landlords need, including state-specific leases and rental agreements. This edition is completely revised with the latest in the law, plus explanations of new federal rules affecting foreclosed properties and new information on security deposits in each state. All forms are now downladable at nolo.com.
Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413328127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 525

Maximize your tax deductions Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. The book covers the latest tax laws, including changes under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that are particularly beneficial to landlords. Learn about landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and depreciation. Find out how to: handle casualty and theft losses distinguish between repairs and improvements deduct home office, car, travel, and meals keep proper tax records and much more. Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time. This edition is updated to cover changes under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Every Tenant's Legal Guide

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413328578

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 326

Renters have many legal rights— learn yours and how to protect them! The only book of its kind, Every Tenant’s Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information you need (plus dozens of sample letters and forms) to find a great rental and landlord. Learn your rights regarding pets, guests, deposits, and privacy—and find out how to: get repairs and use rent withholding or repair-and-deduct if you have to avoid disputes with roommates over rent, deposits, guests, and noise fight illegal discrimination, retaliation, or sexual harassment navigate state and local rent control laws deal with hazards like lead paint, mold, or bed bugs break a lease with minimum liability, and get your security deposit returned on time. The 10th edition of Every Tenant’s Legal Guide includes charts with the details on landlord-tenant laws. This edition also includes information on how to research and handle pandemic-related issues such as eviction bans and lease amendments. With downloadable forms: Includes move-in and move-out forms, and security deposit demand letter—available for download (details inside).
101 Law Forms for Personal Use

Author: Nolo Editors

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413326574

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 313

Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactionsAt one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions will help you: Plan your estate: Make a simple will and use worksheets to track beneficiaries and assets. Delegate authority: Create temporary guardianship of a child, pet care agreements, limited powers of attorney, and other essential documents. Rent out a place to live: Use the rental application, move-in letter, checklist, notice of needed repairs, and other forms. Buy a house: Run the numbers with a financial statement, and then use the house comparison worksheet, moving checklist, and other forms. Borrow or lend money: Prepare a solid legal contract (promissory note). Included are five forms?one for every common borrowing/lending situation. Sell personal property: All the agreements you need to sell a motor vehicle, boat, or other valuable property. 101 Law Forms for Personal Use can also help you: settle legal disputes handle personal finances hire household help deal with spammers and telemarketers and much more With Downloadable Forms: you can download and customize all of the agreements, checklists, and other forms in this book (details inside).
First-time Landlord

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 1413324444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 827

The 101 on earning rental income from a single-family home Do you own a house you'd like to rent out rather than sell? It's a common scenario in today's market, especially if you've inherited a house, are moving to another home, or are buying an investment property. And it may mean you're about to be a first-time landlord. Follow the advice in this book to ease into your new role and earn substantial profits while avoiding costly mistakes. Learn your legal obligations. Estimate costs and profits. Choose good tenants and avoid problem ones. Make the most of valuable tax deductions. Handle repairs and property management tasks. The 4th edition is updated to cover the latest laws and practices affecting first-time landlords of single-family homes.Includes samples of forms every new landlord needs, including a rental application and budget worksheet.
First-Time Landlord

Author: Janet Portman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 9781413327946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

View: 344

The 101 on earning rental income from a single-family home Do you own a house you’d like to rent out rather than sell? It’s a common scenario in today’s market, especially if you’ve inherited a house, are moving to another home, or are buying an investment property. And it may mean you’re about to be a first-time landlord. Follow the advice in this book to ease into your new role and earn substantial profits while avoiding costly mistakes. Learn your legal obligations. Estimate costs and profits. Choose good tenants and avoid problem ones. Make the most of valuable tax deductions. Handle repairs and property management tasks. The 5th edition is updated to cover major legal changes, in particular how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created pass-through deductions that can benefit landlords. Includes sample forms and budget worksheets.