What Should You Include in a Tenant’s Lease Agreement? | Protecting You & Your Vancouver Investment Property
A strong lease agreement will protect you and your Vancouver rental property. It will also spell out the rights and responsibilities of you and your residents. While you can find many templates and lease samples online, you don’t want to choose just any lease you find on the internet. Make sure it’s specific to Washington…Read More
What Type of Landlord Insurance Do you Need to Fully Cover your Vancouver Rental Property?
As a Vancouver landlord, you’re required to provide a safe and habitable home for your tenants, which you can do with regular inspections and preventative maintenance. You also have an obligation to protect your investment and yourself, and the best way to do that is with a robust insurance policy. If you’re renting out a…Read More
Vancouver, WA Landlord & Tenant Responsibilities: Who Does What in a Rental Property?
The responsibilities of renting out a property in Vancouver are pretty straightforward; you have to provide a safe and habitable home for your tenants, and you need to maintain that home. Tenants have similarly straightforward responsibilities; they need to pay the rent and follow the lease terms and help you take care of the home.…Read More
Should You Allow Pets in Your Vancouver Rental Property?
Pets can be a problem for investment property owners, especially if they’re worried about property damage and liability. We get it. Animals are a risk and they’re often unpredictable. However, it’s rare that the risk of pet outweighs the benefits of allowing tenants to move into your Vancouver rental property with their furry family members. …Read More
What Do I Do If a Tenant Violates the Lease Agreement? | Cause for Eviction
Vancouver rental property owners are permitted to evict tenants for lease violations that remain uncured, but that shouldn’t be your first step when you realize your tenants are violating your lease agreement. The eviction process is arduous, especially since the pandemic arrived. When you’re taking steps to remove a tenant from your property, remember that…Read More
Expert Practices for Completing Tenant Maintenance Requests for Your Vancouver Investment Property
We know that many rental property owners see tenant maintenance requests as a burden, especially if you have a resident who is calling every week with a new complaint or problem. However, responding to repair requests right away is in your best interest and the best interests of your Vancouver investment property. Not only does…Read More
How Do You Prepare the Property for the Next Tenant? | Vancouver Property Management & Tenant Turnover
The turnover process will vary in length and cost, and it usually depends on the state of your Vancouver investment property and whether or not you’re prepared to move quickly to get the home rent-ready again. You don’t want the turnover process to take too long. It delays your ability to collect consistent rental income…Read More
Washington Landlord Tenant Law: How to Protect Yourself and Your Vancouver Investment Property
Making legal mistakes when you’re renting out a Vancouver investment property can be expensive and time-consuming. Most landlords don’t intentionally violate the law, but if you don’t understand the particulars of what’s required and what’s prohibited, it’s easy to make a mistake. Protect yourself and your investments by learning about the state, local, and federal…Read More
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Vancouver Property Management Company
When you’re hiring a Vancouver property management company to lease, manage, and maintain your home, there should be a bit of research and due diligence on your part. You’ll want to know if the company has a good reputation and if they’re a good fit for your unique needs. We’ve compiled a list of 10…Read More
How Much Rent Can I Get for My Vancouver, WA Investment Property?
Pricing your Vancouver rental home is an important part of attracting good tenants and earning as much as you can on your investment. Understanding your property’s rental value is important even before you buy. We talk to owners who buy high-end homes thinking they’ll make a lot of money on rent, but that’s not often…Read More