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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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In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about requesting tenant ledgers from property owners selling their rentals. Not sure where to dispose of old appliances? Have no fear, we’ll give you our best tips on how to get rid of older units from your rentals. Last, but not least, should you change …
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about how to prevent landlord burnout while expanding your real estate portfolio. Wondering what to do when you find out your tenants have pets without your permission? Look no further, we’ll talk about how to best handle the situation. Last, but not leas…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about one story in Denton County, Texas where Section 8 Landlords are going to start getting fined $300. When the water is slower than usual in your rental property or any property for that matter, where’s the first place you should investigate? Last, but…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about who cleans up after pets once tenants move out. What happens when you have a tenant who is attempting to sell your rental while living in it? Yep, apparently, it’s a thing. Last, but not least, what is an at-will tenant and how does that differ from…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about how to charge for a high-end rental. So, your tenants call and complain about a drainage issue on the property from the garage to the basement. What are the most common ways that drainage is set up around a property? Lease renewals: Find out how muc…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about how to go about charging tenants for any damage they caused to a rental property. So, your tenants were given a move-out date and agreed that it would work for them, but days after that date, all of their belongings are still in the rental. What do …
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Property Manager & Business Owner, Andrew Schultz, chats about using electronic locks for rental properties and which ones are Rent Prep’s top picks. Can you look up a tenant’s criminal history? You sure can. But, what you can do with the information is a puzzle on its own. Find out more by listening to our lat…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about tenants that make a request for an unnecessary repair or upgrade. When dealing with contractors for your rental, find out if it is the tenant or the landlord’s responsibility to let the workers in. Last, but not least, find out what a landlord should do when a tenant is allowing thei…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about using a realtor to find and screen your potential tenants. We’ll also go over a recent story about squatters that moved into a family’s newly purchased home. Let’s just say the family was surprised to find people living there after just buying the property on the market.…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses how long to give tenants to vacate a rental property that you are selling. We'll also go over what to request prior to purchasing an income property. For example, current leases, payment history of tenants and more. Last, but not least, should landlords photograph a fully-furnished apa…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses messy tenants and the negative impact that they can have on your property. What’s better for profitability, a condo or a single-family rental? If conditions were nearly exactly the same, which would you choose and why? We’ll discuss our answer. Last, but not least, find out the steps t…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses the importance of emergency funds for rental properties, how much to save, where to save and more. Sometimes, tenants just don’t get along. As a landlord, it’s crucial to know how to deal with fighting tenants. Last, but not least, we’ll go over our top tips for converting a single-fam…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses the topic of rental property scams. What do you do if someone swipes your property photos to create a fake listing? Find out. Sometimes during the application process, you’ll come across applicants applying from out of state. If you’re accepting an out-of-state applicant, it’s importan…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, explores the topic of landlords stumbling across unauthorized pets in a rental property as well as guests! Find out how to approach your tenant about the situation, when and how to send a notice to tenants to remove the pets and people and more. We’ll also chat about the latest COVID-19 precauti…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, explores the topic of cleaning fees for rental properties including a discussion around how to charge and price out the services. My oh my! If you’ve recently discovered asbestos on your property, you might be wondering how to handle the situation, especially if you have a tenant currently livin…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about tenant-proofing a rental including what appliances to invest in, services and more. Yikes! What should a landlord do when a tenant refuses to fill out a W9 and why would a tenant need to fill out a W9 anyways? Last, but not least, we’ll chat about a problem tenant that is claiming th…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over what to do if your tenant is a hoarder including what to expect when you want to take action. Lease renewals are always a hot topic amongst landlords. But, how far in advance should a landlord propose the signing of a new lease? Last, but not least, rental applicants that want to rent …
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, how important it is to have a plan of action going into a house hacking scenario. We learn the story of one landlord that was doubting hiring a property management company because of costs. So, how much should someone pay? Last, but not least, what does a landlord do if they find evidence of smo…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses the rise of fake paystubs and the impact it can have on landlords during the rental application process. What happens when you find a highly-recommended painter to fix up your rental property, but they don’t have something like business liability insurance? We’ll go over the best pract…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, explores the ins and out of renting out your property to traveling professionals, such as nurses. If your rental is near a college, sometimes students put down a loan as a source of income. But, can student loans be used for housing? Find out the pros and cons of this specific scenario. Last, bu…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over his tips and tricks to ensure that tenants remain in compliance with their lease agreements. This past year’s rental market has been on both sides of the spectrum; in some areas, rents are being raised, in other areas, rent just isn’t being paid. Here’s our outlook on the current state…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over Section 8 inspections and what it means for landlords, including what to do if a Section 8 inspection fails. If you’re starting to reign in the rental applications, you might come across some potential tenants that are staying in the U.S. using a Visa. Discover what to look for when so…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about renting to companies that would like to provide housing for their employees. Discover the stipulations for this type of arrangement. What should you do when a tenant with poor credit offers you a year’s worth of rent upfront? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal at first, but is it really…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, talks about tenants running a business from your rental property. Can a tenant run a business from a property if they are just renting? Neighbor disputes have been around forever. But, what happens when the dispute is between a neighbor and a tenant. Landlords, find out if you should get involve…
 
In this week’s episode, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about how to prove damage to a rental property caused by a tenant. Are you thinking about investing in a multifamily property? We’ll give you our best tips on what to look for when purchasing an investment property. Last, but not least, we’ve got one story of a rental applicant who acciden…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about returning security deposits to tenants, including when to keep the deposits and when to give them back. We’ll also give you tips on what to include in a tenant reference letter, also known as a landlord recommendation letter. Last, but not least, we’ve got one story of a landlord who was experiencing an iss…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, will go over the best practices for having AC Units in your rental property, including what to do when your tenant’s power bill starts to double in price. There are certain things you should and should not ask on a rental application, including a prospective tenant’s social security number. Find out the best time to as…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over what to look for when hiring a property manager to look over your rental property. What do you do when your tenant vacates the rental property, but forgets to forward their mail? Legally is it the landlord or tenant’s responsibility? Last, but not least, we’ll go over the ins and outs of renting to college st…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over the best practices for raising rent in today's crazy real estate market. Next, a tenant calls you about a leak on your property, so you rush over to see what the issue is. But, what comes after that? Do you call insurance, find your tenant temporary housing? Last, but not least, is it common for the tenant to…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over the best practices on how to reduce rental vacancy. What happens when you have rental applicants that applied to occupy your rental, but have never even seen the property? Nowadays, the practice is more popular than you think. Last, but not least, is it okay to accept incremental payments as a landlord or doe…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, goes over best practices for landlords that are renovating occupied rental properties, including a tenant’s rights during the renovation process. Next, property keys. Can your tenant change the locks without permission? Oftentimes, this type of permission, if any, is written into the lease agreement. Last, but not leas…
 
If you currently are roommates with your tenants, Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, gives his best tips for creating a solid landlord-tenant relationship. What are the best methods for presenting and signing a lease agreement? Listen in to discover the most popular methods we have seen. Last, but not least, we'll chat about providing appliances in your…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses co-signers on leases. What happens if you have a couple or a group of family members that are applying to rent your property? Here’s how to handle co-signers for your rentals. Sometimes, tenants can really start to put a damper in your day with their constant complaints. So, how do you manage to calm a compla…
 
Whether it’s a tenant who has a guest over every single day since they moved in or are hoping to have some friends over for a party. Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, discusses where and when you should draw the line when it comes to your tenant’s guests. Spring is here! Are your rental property lawns intact? Find out how to button up an agreement with…
 
Podcast Host, Andrew Schultz, chats about renters insurance. Although it’s often not required, it may still be a good investment for those that are on the leery side of renting. Contacting former landlords, is it legal and should you consider it when renting out your property to new tenants? Find out in this week’s cast. Last, but not least, we’ve …
 
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.…
 
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