What Every Landlord Needs to Know

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 just a few of the problems that plague both new and established landlords. What Every 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 Richard Jorgensen: 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 sample rental application, lease, and credit check, as well as a list of credit bureaus and landlord associations