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RentPrep For Landlords is a podcast that dives deep into the world of being a landlord. Host Andrew Schultz discusses everything from gruesome tenant evictions to simple strategies to keep your sanity as a landlord. Past guests include Dan Lane of Rental Income Podcast, J. Massey of Cash Flow Diary, Tim Shiner featured in BiggerPockets, Clayton Morris, Mark Ferguson Invest four more, Emily with RentalRookie.
 
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Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about divulging information about a rental property’s criminal history. Do you have to tell tenants that the property has a bit of a past? Find out if “rent discounts” are a thing in 2021 and suggestions on how and when to implement them for your best tenants. Last, but not least, Andrew talks about the best way …
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about tenants who violate the subleasing terms set out in their contract and how to best handle the situation. Tax season is here! Have you received a W9 request from your tenant’s employer? If so, you’re not alone. Find out what to do when you’re asked for this information. Last, but not least, we’ve got a story…
 
What should you do when you find an old federal tax lien on a rental applicant’s credit check, but it’s been over 20 years since the lien first appeared? Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, explores this particular situation in this latest episode. Plus, Andrew will go over the very basics of how to start the process of selling your rental property. Last…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, explores the idea of coin-operated laundry machines in rentals. Is it a good idea? Would it turn a better profit? Also in this episode, what happens when you’re trying to do renovations on a multi-unit property, but it’s disrupting your tenant’s sleep schedule? Last, but not least, what do you do when you see an amazin…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses how to break up with your difficult tenants, including a discussion around strategies like cash for keys and evictions. Also in this episode, Andrew chats about owning a rental property with HOA management. Is it a good idea? Last, but not least, the latest on California’s pledge to cover 80% of unpaid rent t…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about screening and leasing to couples. Should you just put one person on the lease? What if one applicant’s tenant score is significantly higher than the other applicant? Also in this episode, Andrew discusses the definition of “normal wear and tear,” and how to make it clear to tenants what is allowed and what …
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about cannabis in rentals. Is there a line that you can draw despite it being legal in some states? Also in this episode, Andrew discusses a story of tenants who overpaid for more than a year and never realized it. Last, but not least, how do you handle tenants who want to make a repair to your property themselve…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about rent rate trends around the U.S. including what states are seeing a rapid decrease and what states are seeing an exponential increase. Also in this episode, Andrew discusses how to manage mailboxes in a shared rental. Should you just have your tenant get a P.O. Box? Last, but not least, what happens when a …
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, dives into holiday gift-giving for tenants. Is it appropriate to give your tenant a gift and if so, what are popular gifts to give? Also in this episode, Andrew discusses the importance of something as simple as a shower curtain and how that plays into renters insurance. Last, but not least, how do you get a tenant who…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over renting out gym equipment to tenants, liabilities to consider and whether or not it’s a good idea. Also in this episode, Andrew discusses how to deal with contractors that decide to do work before ever having authorization to do so. Last, but not least, have you heard about tenants flushing couches down the t…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over what passed at the state level for real estate investors as a result of the 2020 election. Also in this episode, Andrew discusses how long to keep old tenant files before discarding them. Should you keep old tenant files forever? Next, what happens when a tenant signs their lease and hands over their security…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over the latest trend to hit the rental market; fraudulent rental applications. Due to COVID-19, the industry has seen an enormous spike in faulty paychecks, identity theft and more. Also in this episode, Andrew discusses how to handle tenants who are complaining about noise in a multi-family home. Can the issue b…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about rodent control on rental property. Who is responsible, landlords or tenants? We’ll also discuss sharing home equity with a tenant. Is it a good or bad idea? What other options are there besides sharing equity in a rental property? Last, but not least, we’ll discuss utilities for rental properties. Should th…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over essential questions to ask potential tenants and the top red flags to look for when screening renters. Andrew also discusses a new ruling in Portland, Oregon that states landlords must now pay their tenants' relocation costs if those tenants can't afford the rent increases they're imposing. Last, but not leas…
 
Podcast Host and Property Manager, Andrew Schultz, goes into detail about tenants who refuse to sign a release form to show and sell your rental property. Plus, the best tips on how to handle tenants with little to no credit history, and a heartwarming story of a tenant who painted a mural for a landlord as a thank you.…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over how to manage tenants who remodel your rental property without your permission. Are they allowed to do so and do you have to pay for the property renovation? Also in this episode, we’ll discuss an ongoing email scam that landlords should be made aware of. Plus, we’ll chat about tenants who refuse to sign a le…
 
In this podcast, we’ll go over Section 8 vouchers, how they are used in the rental industry and the rules behind accepting them. We’ll also discuss how to deal with neighbors who are not fans of your tenants and compensating tenants while repairs or renovations are taking place on their apartment. Should you pay tenants for the inconvenience? Find …
 
Inheriting tenants can either be the best thing ever or a nightmare. Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over the best practices for inheriting tenants, including whether or not you should keep the tenants and how to handle their leases. Also in this episode, we’ll discuss tenants who vacate the property, but forget about everything in the fridge an…
 
Renting properties out is a business. When you have four or five rental properties, managing accounts can become somewhat of a task. So, how do you keep your tenants’ accounts organized while still maintaining your personal life? Podcast host and Property Manager, Andrew Schultz, explores the topic. Plus, we’ll discuss what to do if you’ve lost you…
 
When you go to show a rental property, how much information should you disclose? Maybe the neighbors are sensitive to loud parties or the basement floods a little when it rains. Whatever it is, podcast host, Andrew Schultz touches on how to much to disclose to tenants and more. Also in this episode, we’ll discuss security cameras on rental properti…
 
Rather than go through the eviction process, landlords have the ability to offer tenants a lump sum of money in exchange for a tenant to vacate the property, also known as cash for keys. In this podcast, we’ll go over the best tips to make a landlord and tenant happy with any cash for keys agreement. Also in this episode, we’ll discuss New York Cit…
 
What happens when your tenant’s renters insurance or your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover an unexpected sump pump flood? In this latest podcast, host Andrew Schultz talks about insurance coverage for property damage and how to manage tenants who refuse to take responsibility. Plus, we’ll chat about what to do with potential tenants who recently…
 
When a close friend tells you how much of a great tenant they would be, would you consider renting to them? Listen in to hear what Property Manager & Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, has to say about renting to friends. Also in this episode, we’ll discuss the end of The Cares Act and tenants who ask for their security deposit back 30 days too early.…
 
Let’s say you want to upgrade the kitchen in your rental. Currently, you have a tenant living there. What are the rules and regulations when it comes to construction on rental properties that are occupied? Find out in this latest episode. Plus, we’ll chat about the most popular ways to structure bank accounts for your rental properties. Should you …
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses how to choose an online rent payment company, including the discussion of well-known systems like PayPal. We’ll also chat about odd-document requests from tenants and how to respond. Your rental property’s inspection paperwork? No need to show a tenant. Last, but not least, we’ll discuss a tenant who ripped a…
 
Setting the rent price for your property doesn’t have to be stressful. Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over a few tips on how to set the correct price for your rental property. Plus, we’ll chat about insurance policies on rentals and the most common policies typically used by landlords on rentals. Last, but not least, we’ll talk about tenant parties. If…
 
Should you market your rental properties on something like Zillow or Craigslist? Or, maybe Facebook is the best option. TIme & time again, we hear the question, “How should I market my rental property to find tenants?” Property Manager, Andrew Schultz, talks about marketing your rental properties on this latest podcast. Plus, he’ll go over tenant r…
 
Often as a landlord, you're put in a situation where you need to notify potential tenants that their renter’s application has been denied. But, how do you do so in a professional manner? Learn more about denying a tenant’s application in this latest episode. Plus, we’ll go over how to manage unnecessary requests from tenants. For example, maybe the…
 
Mom & Pop landlords haven’t seen much sympathy lately other than a few forbearance options here and there. With eviction moratoriums still in place for a few states, landlords are finding it harder to keep up with payments on their rentals, let alone their own family homes. In the meantime, unnecessary tenant requests are on the rise like requestin…
 
Manhattan apartment sales haven’t seen this kind of plunge in nearly 30 years. The struggle to find buyers in today’s commercial real estate market is real as buyers sit on their hands and wait out the storm. For current landlords, the question of, “do I show a property with a tenant currently living in it because I need a new tenant next month?” r…
 
It has been a long and treacherous road for landlords. From evictions to past due mortgage payments, COVID-19 has had quite an impact on the rental industry. The latest news to hit the market includes new forbearance options for landlords to help them retain their properties. For NYS landlords, the Tenant Safe Harbor act is passed, heavily impactin…
 
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