Thinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies, 2nd
Edition gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental
properties, be they single family or multi-resident. You'll see how to
prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid
costly mistakes and legal snafus — and meet your long-term goals. You’ll
learn all the basics of the rental housing business — from finding and
showing properties and dealing with tenants to record keeping and paying
Table Of Contents:
Part I: So You Want to Be a Landlord?
Chapter 1: Property Management 101.
Chapter 2: Do You Have What It Takes to Manage Your Own Rental Property?
Chapter 3: Managing Your Property Yourself or Hiring a Pro.
Chapter 4: Taking Over the Proper ty.
Part II: Renting Your Property.
Chapter 5: Getting Your Rental Property Ready for Prospective Tenants.
Chapter 6: Rent, Security Deposits, and Rental Contracts: The Big Three of
Chapter 7: FOR RENT: Generating Interest in Your Rental.
Chapter 8: Handling Prospects When They Come A’Calling.
Chapter 9: Strutting Your Property’s Stuff: Making Your Property Stick Out.
Chapter 10: Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Selecting Your Tenants.
Part III: The Brass Tacks of Managing Rentals.
Chapter 11: Moving In the Tenants.
Chapter 12: Collecting and Increasing Rent.
Chapter 13: Keeping the Good Tenants — and Your Sanity.
Chapter 14: Dealing with Problem Tenants.
Chapter 15: Moving Out the Tenants.
Part IV: Techniques and Tools for Managing the Property.
Chapter 16: Working with Employees and Contractors.
Chapter 17: Maintaining the Property.
Chapter 18: Keeping Safety and Security in Mind.
Part V: Money, Money, Money!
Chapter 19: Two Necessities of Property Management: Insurance and Taxes.
Chapter 20: Financial Management and Recordkeeping.
Chapter 21: Finding New Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow: Only for the Daring.
Part VI:The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Ten Reasons to Become a Rental Property Owner.
Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Rent Your Vacancy.
Appendix A: On the CD.
Appendix B: State Statutes for Landlord-Tenant Laws.