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First-time landlord : your guide to renting out a single-family home
Portman, Janet.
Personal Author:
3rd edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2014.
Physical Description:
347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"This book covers only United States law, unless it specifically states otherwise."--Title page verso.

"USA Today, a Gannett Company"--Cover.
Your first-time landlord's companion -- Will landlording bring you money and happiness? -- So happy together : landlording with family and friends -- Preparing and marketing your rental property -- Screening and choosing good tenants -- Preparing a lease and getting the tenant moved in -- Manage your rental income to maximize tax deductions -- Keeping things shipshape : repairs and maintenance -- Landlord liability for injuries, crimes, and more -- Living in perfect harmony? : dealing with difficult tenants -- Don't want to do it alone? : hiring a property manager -- Ready to quit? : exiting the rental property business -- A slower exit : rent-to-own arrangements -- Renting out a room in your home.
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Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord.

Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on:

how to determine whether the property will turn a profit
landlord business basics
finding the right tenants
preparing and signing the lease
handling repairs
complying with your state's rental laws
dealing with problem tenants, and
preparing for sale of the property

From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.

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