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How to stop tenants from 'breaking-bad'?

It was one of those shows that is entertaining on the telly but an absolute nightmare in real life. It goes without saying that Breaking Bad has hit a raw nerve in the landlord community. Residential rental properties are considered prime locations for clandestine meth labs. The high risks of fire, explosion, and toxic fumes make weekly rental payments almost negligible. More troubling s... read more
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3 things you need start doing right now to make your life easier

If you think being a landlord is more hassle than it is worth then I challenge you to think again. The life of a landlord does not need to be a drag. True, there are always extra obligations and risks you take on when you become a property investor. But then the same thing could be said of all business endeavours. By being clever with your time and more selective with (superfluous) tasks,... read more
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Key Money: A Cautionary Tale

I feel like we spend a lot of time talking about running our properties like a business rather than a charity and getting reimbursed for our costs, that we risk rousing our inner-Ebenezer who has nothing better to do than to claw back every single pitiful cent that is rightfully ours. Not to say I am not a subscriber to this particular school of thought. I am a big fan of wealth accumul... read more
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Tenancy Agreements In Terms Of Debt Collection

by Craeg Williams Choosing the right tenant is not always the easiest process. Landlords are often in the position of choosing from applicants who are not perfect but will hopefully prove to be adequate. Once you hace chosen the best applicant on merit, it is time for the background check. Remember the references they provide may be the only way to track the tenant down if they do end up doi... read more
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These Bright Young Things

They have sass. They are savvy. They know what they want. And they sure know how to get it. Welcome to the world of Generation Y renters. From university students who are living away from home during the school year to young professionals who are unwilling or unable to commit to a permanent home, the rental market is increasingly being populated by millennial renters. Be not fooled, ... read more

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