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First-time landlord : your guide to renting out a single-family home

Author: Janet Portman; Marcia Stewart; Michael Molinski
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Whether or not you call yourself a "landlord", when you rent out a house you'll want to do it right! The "Land lording 101" course for new rental property owners who are first-time landlords by way of an inheritance, divorce, investment, and purchase for a family member, or a move to a new house. 90% of small properties are owned by individual landlords, and millions in this group are balancing  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Portman; Marcia Stewart; Michael Molinski
ISBN: 9781413309119 1413309119
OCLC Number: 244354544
Notes: "February 2009"--T.p. verso.
Description: 320 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Is owning rental property for you? --
So happy together : landlording with family or friends --
Preparing and marketing your rental property --
Screening and choosing good tenants --
Preparing a lease and getting the tenant moved in --
Manage your rental income to maximize tax deductions --
Keeping things shipshape : repairs and maintenance --
Landlord liabilities for injuries, crimes, and more --
Living in perfect harmony? : dealing with difficult tenants --
Don't want to do it alone? : hiring a property manager --
Ready to quit? : exiting the rental property business.
Responsibility: by Janet Portman, Marcia Stewart, and Michael Molinski.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: Whether or not you call yourself a "landlord", when you rent out a house you'll want to do it right! The "Land lording 101" course for new rental property owners who are first-time landlords by way of an inheritance, divorce, investment, and purchase for a family member, or a move to a new house. 90% of small properties are owned by individual landlords, and millions in this group are balancing their landlord responsibilities with their daytime careers. First-Time Landlord provides concise information for those with little business savvy and less time and patience to become big-time real estate investors, but who wish to make money on their new property while renting it out lawfully and right! It covers: How to determine whether or not the property will turn a profit; Landlord business basics; Finding good tenants; Preparing and signing a lease; Handling Repairs; Complying with applicable rental laws; Dealing with problem tenants; Preparing for sale of property. Containing tips, true stories, and shared first-time experiences, First - Time Landlord is an indispensable book for the new landlords of today's dominant rental housing market.
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