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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 Handle Major Damage to Your Austin Rental Property Without Losing Your Mind

How to Handle Major Damage to Your Austin Rental Property Without Losing Your Mind

January 20, 2022

Are you dealing with major property damage to your Austin rental property? Property damage is every landlord’s worst nightmare. Nobody wants to deal with angry tenants who smash windows, burn the carpet, and destroy the walls. Unfortunately, angry tenants can cause extreme damage that can hit your wallet hard. Not only will you be paying… [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]

5 Lease Terms Your Houston Tenant Might Not Fully Understand

5 Lease Terms Your Houston Tenant Might Not Fully Understand

December 16, 2021

Rental agreements in Houston are legally binding contracts that must conform to Texas state law. A lease containing clauses that violate state or federal law can be deemed null and void by a judge. However, no matter how much effort you make to be specific and follow the law, sometimes lease terms can be ambiguous… [Read More]

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Chances at Winning an Eviction Lawsuit in Houston

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Chances at Winning an Eviction Lawsuit in Houston

December 2, 2021

  Are you in the process of evicting a tenant or about to start the process? Evictions are fully legal now that the CDC’s eviction moratorium has ended. However, if you’re a property investor in Houston, Texas, eviction lawsuits aren’t always easy to win. The courts generally favor tenants over landlords, unless there’s strong evidence… [Read More]

4 Things You Must Do When You Have Problem Tenants in Houston

4 Things You Must Do When You Have Problem Tenants in Houston

November 4, 2021

Do you have tenants who cause problems with neighbors or won’t honor the terms of their lease? Did your renters stop paying their rent? Are they hoarding exotic animals or engaging in suspected drug deals? If you’re like most Houston landlords, you’ve been doing everything possible to avoid filing an eviction lawsuit. It makes sense… [Read More]

Never Change These 4 Lease Terms for Month-to-Month Tenants in Houston (Unless Absolutely Necessary)

Never Change These 4 Lease Terms for Month-to-Month Tenants in Houston (Unless Absolutely Necessary)

November 2, 2021

Once a tenant’s lease becomes month-to-month in Houston, you can amend the lease with 30 days’ notice. There are some terms you can’t change, but for the most part, you can change the rules as needed. While there are plenty of lease terms you might want to change, some terms should only be amended if… [Read More]

Can You Compete With an All-Cash Offer?

Can You Compete With an All-Cash Offer?

October 5, 2021

Today’s real estate market is highly competitive for buyers. With limited inventory, low mortgage rates, and significant numbers of people moving, it’s hard to make an offer on a home that’s both affordable and compelling for the seller. If you’re competing with all-cash offers, you have an extra layer of competitive difficulty to get past,… [Read More]