Whether you’re renting out a single property or you have multiple rentals, being a good landlord will keep your tenants happy and ultimately get you a higher caliber of tenants as well. Ways to make sure that you’re the best landlord that you can be.
THE LANDLORD DO’S:
Always screen potential tenants, and offer to refund the costs if they sign a lease with you.
Know and understand the laws. Remember that local real estate renting laws renting can vary; make sure you know yours.
Customize your lease. By offering a customized lease, you can be sure to work with the best tenants.
Walk your tenants through the lease. It’s a best practice to explain what each section means and the importance of it.
Help them get adjusted to their new home. Tell them where they can walk the dog or go grocery shopping, etc.
Help with their address changes. Just picking up some extra forms at the post office and having them on hand can be useful.
Respect their privacy– This is your tenants’ home, so always be cognizant of their privacy.