|Landlord Newsletter September 2009|
Dear Fellow Landlord,
It's Back to School time again. Time to stock up on "supplies" to get ready for the months ahead. Many people look at this as a time to reorganize & streamline their affairs. What better way is there to get your life in order than to arm yourself with the perfect tools? Make sure you have the correct form for every occasion by ordering an LPA membership. What if you're already an LPA member? Be sure to be familiar with all your Essential Forms so that you can be most effective with all the tools at your disposal.
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After a while in the landlord business, showing rental properties to many tenants, you tend to hear some of the same questions and statements again and again. The screening process is alive from the moment you first speak with your new prospects until the leases are signed and the money is paid, so you must keep your eyes and ears open for clues and telltale signs of whether your prospect is the right tenant for your rental.
10 Red Flag Questions or Statements
What The LPA says you should do and shouldn't do:
We are a civil rights organization created to fight unfair laws against landlords. We are based in Los Angeles, California.
Yesterday I sent a letter to President Obama and the new Secretary of HUD. Because the REAP Act is causing high numbers of African-Americans to lose their apartment buildings in Los Angeles, this could be seen as a form of racism by the Federal Government. If we are able to get the Department Justice to determine that the REAP act is being politically to take property away from minority people and from "mom and pop" type landlords, this could help us in getting the law abolished....
"I will persist until I succeed." - The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." - Leo Rosten
"Everything in your life gets better when you get better, and nothing is ever going to get better until you get better." - Larry Winget
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Plato
"How much did your last tenant problem cost you?"
- John Nuzzolese
Quick Check Credit Reports, Inc. is proud to announce its affiliation and partnership with The LPA in helping landlords protect their interests by better screening tenants at lower costs!!
Not only is Danielle Babb one of our county's most knowledgeable real estate analysts, she also shares excellent landlord information and advice in her book, "The Accidental Landlord". Plus she's a super nice person! - John Nuzzolese
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LPA members have been asking me for a while now about how to set up automated rent payments with their tenants. I'd like to bring your attention to ClearNow, the leader in electronic rent collection. ClearNow enables you to have your rent automatically withdrawn from your tenant's bank accounts and directly deposited into your bank account.
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