What Every Landlord Needs To Know: Time and Money-Saving Solutions to Your Most Annoying Problems

Paperback | August 11, 2004

byRichard H. H. Jorgensen

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Everything that new and veteran landlords need to know to protect their most valuable investments How do I raise the rent? How do I legally turn down a prospective tenant? How do I evict a current tenant? These are justa few of the problems that plague both new and established landlords. WhatEvery Landlord Needs to Know provides effective solutions for everything from property and tenant issues to maintenance and repair problems, to legal obligations and responsibilities. This comprehensive guide also offers preventive tips to avert the most common problems. Landlord RichardJorgensen: Helps landlords maximize the screening power of the rental application and credit report Covers basic maintenance and preventive measures that save time and money Explains what to do if a tenant won't pay the rent Gives tips for critical (and anxietyproducing) personal interaction between landlord and tenant for each problem Includes a samplerental application, lease, and credit check, as well as a list of credit bureaus and landlord associations

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Everything that new and veteran landlords need to know to protect their most valuable investments How do I raise the rent? How do I legally turn down a prospective tenant? How do I evict a current tenant? These are justa few of the problems that plague both new and established landlords. WhatEvery Landlord Needs to Know provides effect...

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How to protect your investment, maximize your return, and make the tough tasks much easier What's the hardest part of being a landlord? Raising the rent? Turning down a prospective tenant? Evicting a current tenant? Dealing with tenant complaints? Whether you're an experienced landlord or new to the business, you know that these proble...

Richard H. Jorgensen (Marshall, MN) has been a landlord, entrepreneur, and real estate developer for more than 30 years.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.1 × 7.2 × 0.69 inPublished:August 11, 2004Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071438874

ISBN - 13:9780071438872

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Selecting High-Quality Tenants 1
Chapter 2 Finding the Ideal Tenant 9
Chapter 3 Screening Out the Most Undesirable Tenants 23
Chapter 4 Discrimination Laws 47
Chapter 5 Avoiding Rejection Lawsuits 57
Chapter 6 The Legal System 67
Chapter 7 The Rent Application or Application for Lease 83
Chapter 8 Understanding the Lease and Contractual Agreement 93
Chapter 9 Know and Understand the Benefits of the
Credit Report 101
Chapter 10 Finding a Credit Bureau 111
Chapter 11 Repair, Replacement, and Maintenance 123
Chapter 12 Developing a Financially Successful Self-Management Program 137
Chapter 13 Creeping Socialism in Real Estate 159
Chapter 14 Insurance Coverage 167
Chapter 15 Eviction and Collecting Past-Due Rent 173
Chapter 16 Moving Out and Rent Deposit 191
Chapter 17 The Positive Aspects of Real Estate Investing 203
Chapter 18 Forms 211
Index 225