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Do Your Houston Leases Contain These 8 Essential Rental Policies?

Do Your Houston Leases Contain These 8 Essential Rental Policies?

March 15, 2022

A lease agreement is the central tool in every tenancy. It gives you the legal authority to hold your tenants accountable for their behavior both outside and inside the courtroom. Do you have the following crucial policies in your standard lease agreements? 1. Notice requirements to terminate the tenancy When you accept a qualified tenant,… [Read More]

5 Consequences of Renting to a Bad Tenant

5 Consequences of Renting to a Bad Tenant (and How to Avoid Problems)

March 10, 2022

Accepting a bad tenant will inevitably lead to problems. It might take several months for issues to surface, but you may rest assured, they will. There’s no guarantee you can avoid every potentially bad tenant, but most can be readily avoided with the proper due diligence. That means a thorough tenant screening. If you don’t… [Read More]

Legal Considerations Before You Install Video Surveillance on Your Katy, Texas Property

Legal Considerations Before You Install Video Surveillance on Your Katy, Texas Property

March 8, 2022

Many landlords are looking for innovative ways to protect their properties, especially when they don’t live nearby. Video surveillance systems are an obvious choice, but what is their legal status? The short answer is they’re fine. You may install surveillance cameras on your Katy, Texas rental property as long as they are for security purposes… [Read More]

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

How to Deal with Water Damage to Your Houston Rental Property

February 1, 2022

Water damage can be catastrophic to your rental property. Small water leaks can turn into major damage if they’re not handled immediately. Unfortunately, tenants don’t always report small leaks when they first happen. Sometimes they’re hard to spot, but other times, tenants are afraid of getting in trouble when they’ve caused the problem. Are you… [Read More]

Should You Allow Tenants to Sublet on Airbnb in Austin, Texas?

Should You Allow Tenants to Sublet on Airbnb in Austin, Texas?

January 18, 2022

Are your tenants requesting permission to rent a spare room on Airbnb to earn more income? Is your tenant subletting your property behind your back? If you’re still on the fence about allowing your tenants to sublet on Airbnb, here are some pros and cons to consider. 1. Con: You’ll need to get a license… [Read More]

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

Steps to Make a Profit from Your Rental Property

January 13, 2022

As you start to do your research into investing in a rental property, you may start to think it is a great idea as an alternative investment strategy. But the real question is, how do you actually turn a profit? While many people try to navigate this portion of their rental property expenses and rental… [Read More]

Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property With These 5 Tips

Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property With These 5 Tips

January 6, 2022

There are a plethora of reasons why someone may want to consider turning their home, which is their primary residence, into a rental property. Perhaps you are looking to make passive income or your home has been sitting on the market for longer than you anticipated. Regardless of what your reasoning may be, we have… [Read More]

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

5 Tips for Buying Your First Rental Property

January 4, 2022

Buying rental property has become an incredibly successful means of an alternative investment strategy. But thinking about investing is a lot different than actually doing it. There is a substantial amount of things to know which can seem overwhelming or even daunting enough to inhibit you from taking the leap. It is perfectly okay to… [Read More]

5 Considerations for Properties That Use Natural Gas or Propane in Houston, Texas

5 Considerations for Properties That Use Natural Gas or Propane in Houston, Texas

December 9, 2021

Do you own rental property in Houston that uses natural gas or propane? Using gas for fuel is a great way to reduce reliance on the electrical grid and it can be cheaper. However, there are some extra guidelines to follow when you rent property that uses gas. 1. Does your tenant have a gas… [Read More]

8 Benefits and Drawbacks to Using Instant Water Heaters in Your Houston Rental Properties

8 Benefits and Drawbacks to Using Instant Water Heaters in Your Houston Rental Properties

December 7, 2021

Houston landlords are required by law to provide hot water for all tenants. This seems like an easy task, but you actually have some options to choose from. For instance, you could go with a traditional water heater that uses a tank, or you can use a tankless water heater. Both options have benefits and… [Read More]