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Basic Tips for Landlords

Being a landlord requires much more work than simply collecting the rent checks every month. Landlords must adequately maintain their properties; manage finances; make sure tenants pay rent on time; handle disputes among tenants; and navigate the various laws and regulations that define the landlord-tenant relationship. 

Below are some articles and resources offering tips for landlords. See FindLaw's Landlord Rights and Landlord Tenant Disputes sections for more articles.

Landlords and the Law - Basics:

Advertising Your Property:

Choosing a Tenant:

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Next Steps
Contact a qualified real estate attorney to help you
navigate any landlord-tenant issues.
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