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Tenant is Keeping an Exotic or Dangerous Animal in Houston

What to Do if Your Tenant is Keeping an Exotic or Dangerous Animal in Houston

April 15, 2021

Landlord-tenant disputes over pets are probably unavoidable. At some point, you’ll have a tenant who gets a dog or a cat without permission or avoids paying the required pet deposit. However, such matters are mild compared to finding out your tenant has a dangerous or exotic animal. Discovering an exotic animal in your tenant’s possession… [Read More]

What to Do if You Have a Holdover Tenant in Your Houston Rental Property

What to Do if You Have a Holdover Tenant in Your Houston Rental Property

January 21, 2021

When a landlord offers a property for lease and an individual submits an application to rent the property, the application is either accepted or denied. When it’s accepted, the two parties enter into a lease agreement, which involves signing legally binding papers. This lease agreement dictates when a tenant is to move out and/or what… [Read More]

7 Rent Collection Tips for Houston Landlords

7 Rent Collection Tips for Houston Landlords

November 26, 2020

At the end of the day, real estate investors become landlords as a means of generating a return on investment. You can talk about how you purchase rental properties for any number of reasons, like rebuilding the community and providing people with safe, reliable housing – both of which are good and honest sentiments –… [Read More]

Should You Help Your Houston Tenants Struggling to Pay Rent During a Crisis?

Should You Help Your Houston Tenants Struggling to Pay Rent During a Crisis?

October 20, 2020

You bought your rental property as an investment to generate income. When a tenant can’t pay rent on time, it can set you back financially. If you rely on rent to cover your mortgage, you’ll need to dip into your savings account and that’s never a good situation. Currently, the world is experiencing the effects… [Read More]

Concerned About Dishonest Applicants

Concerned About Dishonest Applicants? Use These Screening Strategies

August 11, 2020

All landlords in Houston aim to find the best possible tenants, but sometimes that’s a difficult task. Fair Housing laws prevent landlords from getting too personal during the screening process and even when you don’t break any discrimination laws, some rejected tenants will file a lawsuit anyway.

Airbnb vs. Long-Term Rental: Which is The Best Rental Strategy?

Is an Elevated Vacancy Rate Holding You Back?

May 21, 2020

Investing in rental property isn’t for everyone. You need some capital, a certain degree of risk tolerance, and a willingness/ability to pay attention to the details. But ultimately, the formula for landlording success isn’t that complex. It looks a little something like this:

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications

Choosing Your Top Tenant Applications: Who Stands Out?

April 14, 2020

The rental applications have come flooding in and it’s time to start reviewing them – but what should you look for? Too often, guides to the tenant selection process focus on red flags and while those are important, you want great tenants, not just acceptable ones. At the end of the day, red flags don’t… [Read More]

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

8 Tips to Make Security Deposits Less of a Headache

April 7, 2020

As a real estate investor and landlord, your job is all about mitigating risk and maximizing return. The more you’re able to accomplish these overarching goals, the more success you’ll experience. And while security deposits may seem like a small issue to outsiders, experienced landlords know just how much they impact both risk and reward…. [Read More]

6 Ways to Earn a Tenant’s Trust (and Why it Matters)

December 3, 2019

If you’re the landlord, does it really matter if a tenant trusts you? Absolutely. A tenant who trusts and respects their landlord is less likely to cause careless damage to the property. They’re also more likely to communicate with you and work with you to resolve problems.

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What Credit Score Should You Look For in a Tenant?

June 13, 2018

When you have a vacancy at your property, you’ll be tempted to fill it as soon as possible. But in most cases, it’s better to carefully screen your tenants, so you can be sure you fill the property with a candidate who will pay you consistently, on time, and preferably for as long a period… [Read More]