Renting a House

  • How to Look Up Rentals: How to Find Your Next Rental

    Learning how to look up rental homes can keep you a step ahead of other renters in the search for a place to rent. Newspaper and online classifieds are the easiest method, but you can also rely on some other methods to find a rental. Some of these methods...
    By theMallorys June 28, 2011 

  • Is Buy to Let a Good Investment & Right for You?

    If you want to get into the real estate market, you've probably already asked the question, "Is buy to let a good investment strategy?" There are several ways to earn a return on a property investment and this article looks at the buy...
    By nataliajones June 28, 2011 

  • What Should a Lease to Buy Agreement Say?

    What should be included in rent to buy home agreements? Beyond simply issues such as the purchase price of the home and monthly rent should be spelled out. Typical rental perks can also be added such as the deposit and what furniture and utilities...
    By Mike White June 27, 2011 

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Leasing to Buy a Home

    What are the pros and cons of renting a home with options to buy? While, there are advantages with financing, a renter can lose all the money he has paid toward a purchase, if he can't keep his payments up.
    By Mike White June 27, 2011 

  • Legality of Maintenance Fees

    The cost of maintenance is one that every landlord struggles with. These costs can be minimal from a coat of paint every few years to major repairs including heating systems, plumbing or replacing a roof. Rental agreements cannot contain a separate maintenance...
    By Finn Orfano May 30, 2011 

  • How to Set Up Escrow Accounts for Renters

    Tenants of rented dwellings seek information on how to set up renter's escrow accounts, in which the rent payments withheld are deposited. In doing this, the tenant manifests his willingness to pay, but only if the landlord makes the repairs needed...
    By ciel s cantoria May 19, 2011 

  • How to Make a Good Income Renting Houses

    Are you considering becoming a landlord, but don't know how to rent out home space for the best monthly income? Choosing the right tenants and figuring the monthly rental price are critical to your financial success. Read this article for guidelines...
    By Patricia Tokar, CPA May 9, 2011 

  • Evicting a Tenant: General Guidelines for Landlords

    The law places restrictions on landlords in evicting undesirable tenants. Except in the most egregious cases, a landlord cannot simply toss a tenant's possessions onto the street. Landlords who do not adhere to proper eviction procedures face potentially...
    By Audrey F. Henderson May 9, 2011 

  • A Sample Seasonal Rental Agreement with Download

    Questions about how to rent a second home may seem insurmountable at first. Do you need a rental agreement or lease? Is it a seasonal rental or short-term, and how do I know the difference? This article contains a sample seasonal rental agreement...
    By Noreen Gunnell April 26, 2011 

  • What is the Usual Fee for a Realtor Finding a Renter for a Landlord?

    What is the usual fee for a Realtor who finds a renter for a landlord? The answer to this question varies depending on the area you live in and the services you are requesting.
    By Valerie Tandoi March 8, 2011 
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