You’re buying a rental property and, in the process, inheriting tenants. What now? Can you go ahead and start raising rent? Not so fast. Before making any rash decisions, you might want to implement tenant estoppel agreements. These legally binding documents will help you and your tenants get on the same page. And Ashley and Tony are here to break them down!
In this edition of Rookie Reply, we talk about the best practices when inheriting tenants. We also touch on LLCs, umbrella insurance, high-limit liability policies, and other ways to protect yourself. For those who are looking to buy a new home, we discuss working with a realtor versus doing the legwork yourself. We also get into loans, how soon you should get pre-approved, and how to vet hard money lenders. Finally, we talk about property managers. What are their fees, what do they bring to the table, and when do you absolutely need one?
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