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How to Professionally Handle Tenant Evictions as a Landlord in Central Florida

Verandah Properties - Thursday, November 14, 2019

One of the rough sides of landlord work is when you have a tenant who causes persistent problems through violations of your lease agreement. This situation could involve disruptive behavior that affects the neighbors, destruction of property, or merely many late—or missing—rent payments.

The truth is that no one wants to go through an eviction—including a landlord. It is in everyone's best interest for clear communication to be offered at every step of the way. The goal, at all points, is to resolve the issue that prompts the eviction without going to court—but to be willing to follow through on your statements if the tenant chooses not to change his or her behavior. Here are some steps to follow as you pursue a resolution. However, remember that this doesn't substitute for legal advice: your particular situation, influenced by state and local laws, could require a different approach.

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How to Choose the Right Property Management Company in Central Florida

Verandah Properties - Thursday, November 7, 2019

Choosing the best possible property management company here in Central Florida is a tricky business. All of the companies available want you to work with them, but they may not want to deliver excellent service! At Verandah Properties, we know that excellent service is worth the time it takes. Here are some of the best ways to select from the options available to you when it comes to expert property management.

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How Can You Become the Best Landlord? 4 Tips from an Expert Property Manager

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 31, 2019

Being a landlord often has a steep learning curve, and there are so many small things to learn! Luckily, we've compiled some of our tried-and-true tips. They will help you get started with your landlord work in Windermere—and avoid many common pitfalls of the industry when first getting started.

1. Establish Professional Boundaries with Tenants

When you get your first tenants, (or your fifth, or fiftieth) it can be tempting to engage with them socially, especially if you have a lot in common. Being friends with a tenant may indeed go well at first. However, most landlords learn that having a warm, kind, but professional relationship is a far better idea. Your tenants need to respect you if you want them to abide by the boundaries you've set up in your lease. For instance, a rental that doesn't allow any form of smoking may be compromised by "nice" tenants who think you are too laid-back to care if they smoke indoors. 

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What Do You Need to Know About Allowing Pets in Your Baldwin Park Rental Property?

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 24, 2019

The disposition of a friendly puppy or kitten can melt nearly every heart, but landlords are wise not to be fooled by the first appearance of an adorable family pet. As an investment property owner, you need to decide whether to allow pets in your rental properties. This decision must also take into account a variety of factors.

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How Can Excellent Property Inspections Protect Your Orlando FL Rental Home?

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 17, 2019

One of the best ways to ensure your investment remains secure when renting your investment property is to conduct thorough property inspections. A quick once-over may lead you to miss essential problems with your Orlando property, which can leave you footing the bill or cause conflicts with your tenants. Instead, follow this guide to excellent property inspections, and help you and your tenant stay on the same page!

Move-In Inspections

When you first purchase an investment property, you most likely have done a thorough inspection to determine that the property is a good investment. You have a good idea of what elements of the property need repair or replacement. You would be wise to document what items might need replacing in the coming years: how old, for instance, are any air conditioners or furnaces in the property? Knowing when these expenses are likely to hit can help you budget for them.

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How to Care for Your Daytona Rental Property Year-Round: A Landlord's Guide

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Keeping your property looking great and in good repair all year requires an understanding of the kinds of issues that can arise at your Daytona rental. By getting ahead on your maintenance and making sure that your properties are safe and well-kept, you inspire confidence in your tenants. Your property will also require fewer significant repairs if you keep up with routine maintenance on appliances and other items.

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What Are the Best Rental Property Upgrades for Your Lake Nona Rental Home?

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, October 3, 2019

When you first begin investing in property, it can be challenging to get the hang of your work as a landlord. While you are establishing your long-term wealth, it's a smart move to improve the property you're investing in. By making your Lake Nona rental more beautiful, more efficient, or just more appealing, you gain many benefits.

For one thing, you can achieve a higher rental rate! When your property is in demand, you can reduce your vacancy rate. You also increase the number of tenant applications you receive, giving you better options for highly reliable tenants. Lastly, updates can save you money if your rental rate includes things like utilities.

Here are some of the best upgrades to make in the Lake Nona area of Central Florida.

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What You Need to Know About Screening Tenants Effectively and Legally in Central Florida

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, September 26, 2019

When you get applications from potential tenants to rent your property in Orlando or Clermont, it can be easy to jump the gun. After all, every day is a day of vacancy until you get a tenant in the property and paying you rent. However, due diligence is strongly advised for new tenants, especially if you are a reasonably inexperienced landlord. Many of the tenants who cause problems for landlords have had these problems in the past with other landlords. A careful, legal screening process can help you to select well from the applications you've received.

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How to Give Your Listing Photos the "Wow!" Factor

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, September 19, 2019

While potential tenants will skim what you write for your rental listing, the place their eyes will linger is on the photographs. If you upload dim, blurry, or otherwise unattractive photos for your listing, the chances are good that great tenants won't give you a fair chance. Why not invest in a little extra photography and reap the rewards for years to come in the form of consistent, large applicant pools from which to screen the perfect tenants for your property in the Orlando area? As a Central Florida landlord, you'll be glad you chose to level up your photography.

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How to Make Your Property Listings Shine for YOUR Central Florida Rental Property

Pamela McNab-Syvertson - Thursday, September 12, 2019

"You never get a second chance at a first impression."

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