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First Steps to Take When Your Tampa Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent

First Steps to Take When Your Tampa Tenant Doesn’t Pay Rent

A good screening process and a positive, respectful relationship with your tenants should ensure your rent is paid on time every month. But, bad things happen even to good tenants. There might be a month where rent is not paid on time, and you will need a process in place to deal with this.

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Tenant Screening 101 – What You Need to Look For in Tampa

Choosing the right tenant for your Tampa rental property is one of the most important things you will do as a landlord. When you carefully screen prospective tenants, you get a good idea of who you’re placing in your property. You’re more likely to end up with a qualified, responsible tenant who will consistently pay rent on time and take care of your home.

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How to Avoid Long-Term Vacancies in Your Tampa Rental

How to Avoid Long-Term Vacancies in Your Tampa Rental

Vacancies are expensive for Tampa investors, and you want to avoid them as much as you can. When your rental home is not occupied by a tenant, you aren’t earning any rent. In addition to the loss of rent, you’re paying out of pocket for utilities, landscaping, cleaning, and everything else that’s required to keep the property in good condition while you’re looking for a tenant.

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Should you Rent or Sell Your Investment Property? – Tampa Landlord Advice

Deciding whether to sell or rent out your investment property depends on a number of factors, including the strength of the real estate market, your financial position, and your short and long term investment goals. There are strong arguments for each decision. Today, we’re reminding you to consider cash flow, ROI, tax liabilities and benefits, and the time and effort required to effectively manage a rental property.

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What is the Eviction Process in Tampa FL?

Eviction is usually a landlord’s last resort when a tenant isn’t paying rent or following the terms of the lease and needs to be removed from the property. We always encourage our owners to avoid eviction whenever possible. It’s expensive, time-consuming, and difficult. However, if tenants are uncooperative, you need to remember that your main goal is to get possession of your property again as soon as possible. Sometimes, eviction is the only way. In Tampa, the eviction process is fairly straight-forward.

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Accidental Landlord Tips – How to be a Tampa Landlord

An accidental landlord is one who inherits a property, or doesn’t intentionally invest in real estate in order to rent it out. Maybe you own a home in Tampa and you’re leaving the area, but instead of selling the property, you’re going to hold it and rent it out. Or, a family member has passed away and left you a property. When you’re left with a home that you decide to rent out, you need to be prepared for everything from tenant screening to emergency maintenance. We have some tips today on how to manage your new responsibilities as a landlord.

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