Are you thinking about buying an apartment building or just need a refresher on what is necessary to manage a rental property? Here are some pointers to help you run a successful rental:

•   Study landlord-tenant law. Read up on fair housing and landlord-tenant law to avoid accusations of discrimination or of uninhabitable living conditions.

•   Screen tenants. Establish a uniform standard for screening your tenants. This helps avoid unintentional discrimination and can save you from having to deal with a tenant who doesn’t reliably pay rent.

•   Stay professional. Keep a professional distance from tenants. Becoming too friendly with your tenants makes enforcing your rent agreement difficult.

•   Select a property management strategy. Will you hire a property manager to make things easier? Or manage the property yourself to save money? There are numerous benefits and disadvantages to both.

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