Landlordology and Cozy had an incredible year of service, innovation, and growth in 2014.
Cozy announced that it’s premium landlord services are now free, while Landlordology continued to crank out a plethora of free educational articles, tips, and guides.
The following list only includes the most popular articles and tips, other than state law summaries, that were published in 2014.
Let’s get started:
I require that any adult living in my rental property, to be listed on & sign the lease. It’s a simple rule that I always follow, and it has never steered me wrong. Learn how to handle long-term “guests” and rogue tenants who moved-in under the radar. Read More »
In many US cities, a tenant applies to 10+ rentals before securing his/her next home. Many landlords still unknowingly perform “Hard” credit checks, which damages the applicants credit. Pulling a “Soft” report, you’ll get the same information, without hurting the applicant. Read More »
As a landlord, you have the freedom to choose the “most qualified applicant”, but it can create the appearance of illegal discrimination and can be very costly to defend in court. Read More »
I am often asked the same questions year after year from tenants, some of which, I find incredibly humorous. Here are my top 20 favorite quotes from actual past tenants. Read More »
A detailed list of all of the phases you’ll encounter as a landlord, and the resources to deal with them. If you’re just starting out as a landlord, and want to know what is involved, the Landlord Lifecycle is a great place to start! Read More »
Social Security Numbers (SSN) are traditionally used by landlords and property managers to run credit reports and screen tenants. Although, collecting them often causes more issues than they are worth. With the presence of new technology, we ask the question, are SSNs really needed? Read More »
Your tenants WILL eventually get locked out. They will call while crying, and expect you to rescue them. Learn how to configure your locks so your tenants will never be locked out again. Read More »
It’s not only wise to keep separate bank accounts for each property’s security deposits, but in most states, it’s required by law. Learn how to structure and organize your bank accounts to effectively manage security deposits and abide by state laws. Read More »
Though not necessarily and “article”, these ebooks are so much more. They are the definitive step-by-step guides for independent landlords. Read More »
There will be many times when a landlord needs to prorate rent for a tenant. Learn how to calculate prorated rent using two different methods. Read More »
A in-depth review of the best tax deductions for landlords and rental property owners. Learn how pay less taxes by claiming expenses and depreciation. Read More »
This article compares the differences between rental property repairs vs. improvements. Learn about IRS regulations regarding your ability to deduct repairs and improvements from your tax liability. Read More »