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What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

What Are Houston Landlords Really Liable for Under the Fair Housing Act?

October 11, 2019

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was enacted to protect buyers and renters from discrimination. The primary prohibition makes it illegal to refuse to rent or sell to a person because of their inclusion in a protected class. Federally protected classes include race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, and disability. The Fair Housing Act… [Read More]

How Long Should a Texas Landlord Save Tenant Rental Documents?

How Long Should a Texas Landlord Save Tenant Rental Documents?

October 9, 2019

  Being a landlord in Texas carries the responsibility of maintaining accurate records pertaining to tenants including maintenance, repairs, damages, and of course the rental agreement or lease. These paper documents pile up quickly, and if you’re not organized they can get lost or thrown away.

5 Risks of Managing Your Own Property Investments in Houston

October 2, 2019

Houston is a hot market for property investors, and more homes are being turned into rentals, vacation homes, and income properties.

Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

Landlords And Parking Rules: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy In Houston

September 30, 2019

  Parking is a major source of frustration for people in large cities, including Houston. Although it’s convenient to live in an apartment that’s within walking distance of downtown areas, the downside is minimal or expensive parking.

Landlords Handle Late Fees In Houston

How Reasonable Landlords Handle Late Fees In Houston

September 27, 2019

In a perfect world, tenants would pay rent on time and make no excuses when they’re late. In the real world, sometimes it doesn’t work that way. Although most tenants are only late on occasion, others are habitually late. Late fees are supposed to discourage tenants from being late with the rent — not provide… [Read More]

6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

6 Smart Ways Landlords Reduce Liability

September 23, 2019

Although investment properties often yield a predictable cash flow and healthy margins, they can also open you to substantial levels of risk. Those risks are significant enough that some people just avoid this form of investment.

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

Landlords: Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Have to Be

September 20, 2019

Nobody becomes a landlord thinking, “I sure wish I had something else on my plate right now.” No … in most cases, people invest in rental properties with the dream of generating passive streams of income that require little work or effort.

LEASE AGREEMENT CONCEPT

8 Things You Should Never Let a Tenant Do in Your Rental Property

January 14, 2019

Renting out a house to a random tenant comes with potential risks and rewards. In a perfect world, the tenant respects your property, delivers a rent check on time, and everyone is happy. But we don’t live in a perfect world and these sorts of renters are few and far between. To prevent yourself from… [Read More]

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8 House Rules Every Landlord Should Explain to Tenants

May 19, 2015

Just when you think you’ve got tenants in line, they’ll come up with a new way to do something. Too often, it’s risky, dumb, or dangerous.