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9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

9 Essential Tenant Issues That Landlords Often Face

May 19, 2022

According to a report by the Rental Housing Journal, Texas made the list as one of the top three most popular places to move in 2021. More than 500,000 people have resettled here since 2019, and the numbers continue to grow. If you’re a landlord, these numbers represent big promises for investment properties in the… [Read More]

11 Tips for Houston Landlords When Hunting for Tenants

11 Tips for Houston Landlords When Hunting for Tenants

April 14, 2022

Every landlord would love to have the perfect tenants, but there are some bad eggs out there, sad to say. Proper tenant screenings and background checks are a good start to avoid them. However, there are other factors you’d be smart to consider. Take a look at the 11 tips below to help you find… [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]

6 Tips for Renting to College Students

6 Tips for Renting to College Students

March 3, 2022

Most landlords choose a specialty or niche based on property type, rather than renter demographic. However, there are other ways to narrow your focus. One popular niche is college students. If you decide to go this route, there are some of the nuances you’ll have to consider. Why Rent to College Students? College kids might… [Read More]

Want to Find Ideal Tenants in Houston? Look for These 9 Character Traits

Want to Find Ideal Tenants in Houston? Look for These 9 Character Traits

January 25, 2022

Do perfect tenants exist? If you define a perfect tenant as someone who follows the rules, pays rent on time, and doesn’t damage your property or cause problems with neighbors, then yes – perfect tenants exist. However, you’ll need to scrutinize your applicants to find them. To find ideal tenants in Houston, you need to… [Read More]

4 Things to Avoid When Renting to Tenants Who Live on Your Houston Land

4 Things to Avoid When Renting to Tenants Who Live on Your Houston Land

November 30, 2021

Do you own some land in Houston with a separate, detached livable unit you’d like to rent out? If you’re considering renting to a tenant who will share your land, but not your home, there are several things you need to know. Renting out a separate, livable unit on your land is a good way… [Read More]

How to Create the Perfect Listing for Renting out a Room in Houston

How to Create the Perfect Listing for Renting out a Room in Houston, Texas

November 25, 2021

Your ability to attract great tenants in Houston begins with how well you write your rental listings. A clear, direct, and detailed listing is the best way to attract your ideal tenant. However, there is an art to writing rental listings that attract great tenants over tenants who will take anything they can get. Ultimately,… [Read More]

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Sublet in Houston, Texas

8 Pros and Cons of Allowing Your Tenants to Sublet in Houston, Texas

November 23, 2021

Do you allow your tenants to sublet extra rooms to housemates? Most Houston landlords prohibit subletting because it can be an invitation for trouble, including property damage. Housemates don’t always get along; sometimes, roommate situations turn sour. But there are benefits to allowing your tenants to sublet. If you’re not sure which way to go,… [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]

How to Communicate with Problematic Tenants to Maintain Your Legal Advantage in Houston

How to Communicate with Problematic Tenants to Maintain Your Legal Advantage in Houston

October 21, 2021

Nobody expects to end up with problematic tenants, but it happens. Unfortunately, when you have problematic tenants, it’s not easy to evict them. Renters have strong protections that sometimes cover disruptive tenants when little evidence is available. There are only two roads you can travel with problematic tenants. Although you can sometimes get rid of… [Read More]