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Should I Allow My Tenants to Paint my Tampa Rental Property?

There are three potential issues that landlords face when allowing their tenants to paint. So before we answer the question of whether you should allow your tenants to paint, we want to cover those things that you need to think about. Workmanship The first is workmanship. I see a lot of lousy tenant paint jobs. […]

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How to Not Lose Your Shirt – Risk Management for Landlords Part 4

How to Not Lose Your Shirt – Risk Management for Landlords Part 4

Owning rental properties can be a lucrative and profitable experience, but it does come with risks. How you as a landlord handle those risks will determine the success of your rental endeavor. This is part four of our blog series on risk management and we’re talking about not renting to the wrong tenants. We have […]

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How Not to Lose Your Shirt – Risk Management for Landlords Part 3

Owning a rental property can be a lucrative and profitable experience, but it does come with risks, and how you as a landlord handle those risks will ultimately determine how successful you are. This is part three in a four-part blog. We’re talking about federal laws. In part one, we discussed insurance and in part […]

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How Not to Lose Your Shirt – Risk Management for Landlords Part 2

Owning a rental property can be a lucrative and profitable experience, but it does come with risks, and how you as a landlord handle those risks will ultimately determine how successful you are. This is part two of our four-part blog on risk management for landlords. In part one, you learned about insurance and after […]

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How Not to Lose Your Shirt – Risk Management for Landlords Part 1

Owning an investment property can be a lucrative and profitable experience, but it comes with risks, and how you as a landlord manage those risks can determine the ultimate success of your investment. There is a lot of information to cover on this topic, so we’re splitting the blog into four parts. Today, we’ll talk […]

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Rental Property Maintenance in Tampa: What Not To Do

This is part 3 in our 4-part blog series on rental property maintenance in Tampa. Our first blog was about annual inspections and our second blog was about responding to maintenance issues while a tenant is in your property. Today, we will talk about the maintenance don’ts and our final blog will be about how […]

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Rental Property Maintenance in Tampa: Annual Inspections

This is the beginning of a 4-part blog series on rental property maintenance in Tampa, Florida. The first blog, which is today’s topic, covers the importance of annual inspections. In part 2, we will talk about maintenance during tenancy, in part 3 we will discuss what not to do with maintenance don’ts and our final […]

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Being a Landlord in Tampa: Putting Rental Properties in LLCs versus Corporations

Today, we are talking about putting rental properties into LLCs versus corporations. We have also discussed why put rental properties in LLCs and some of the issues of owning rental properties in LLCs. Before we get started, I want to remind you that at Hoffman Realty, we are not attorneys. We are property managers and […]

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Being a Landlord in Tampa: Why Put Rental Properties into LLCs

Many experienced landlords have moved their properties and put them into LLCs. Today we are talking about the reasons for that move, which is primarily to protect themselves from liability. Once you put your house on the rental market and you begin earning income from it, you have to change the way you think about […]

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Investment Property How-To: Long Term or Short Term Rental

Landlord will often approach us because they have a furnished rental property and they will ask if they should rent it out short term or long term. Let me give you some things to think about that might help you make that same decision if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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