If you’re investing in rental property, make sure you know what to expect and how to avoid capital gains on an investment property.
When and why should a real estate investor consider an LLC?
Can landlords raise rent as much as they want? Not usually. In addition to rent control laws, landlords must also consider the terms of the lease.
Loss of rental income coverage is an important type of business income coverage for landlords, but it does not provide coverage in all situations.
Knob and tube wiring is an outdated and potentially unsafe electrical system, leading to high policy premium rates and often refusals to any property with K&T wiring
Getting an insurance quote for your rental property or HOA/COA is easy with Honeycomb
An umbrella insurance policy can provide additional coverage for major liability losses.
If you’re relying on homeowners insurance to cover your rental property, you’re paying for coverage you don’t need and going without coverage you do need
Honeycomb’s Laura Moseley sat down with Bott to talk about market trends for 2023, the impact out-of-state investors have had in the mid-west, and what he thinks insuretech will do to the industry.
Additional insured status extends coverage to someone other than the named insured and can be useful in HOA and landlord insurance situations.
There are key differences between DP3 versus commercial policies. Landlords need the right insurance coverage to protect their investment and their income.
Make sure you understand the different types of employee liability insurance and know the limits of employee benefits liability coverage.
Normal wear and tear in a rental refers to the expected amount of deterioration of a rental unit due to a tenant’s everyday use
Choosing between the two main property valuation methods – actual cash value vs replacement cost – can make a big difference if you ever have to file a claim
Knowing how to read your landlord insurance policy can help you verify that you have the coverage you need to protect your property and income.
If you don't have the right insurance coverage for your rental property, you may face serious problems if you need to make a claim
Buying a rental property with tenants is a unique situation that comes along with its own set of pros and cons, so make sure you know what they are.
Why are insurance premiums going up? Inflation, claims, and other factors are leading to higher insurance costs, but there are ways to keep the costs down
Don’t overpay for insurance. Keep your landlord insurance costs down by preventing claims and selecting the right coverage terms.
Cold weather brings a new set of challenges for landlords. Make sure you follow best practices to prepare your rental unit for the winter
As a landlord, it’s important to know whether renters’ insurance is mandatory and why you may or may not want to require it yourself.
Landlords, HOAs, and other businesses have access to terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA. This can cover property damage and certain other losses.
The best way to get your property in front of lots of eyes and find new tenants is to list it on one or more of the many rental platforms out there.
Hired & non-owned auto insurance provides coverage for the rented or personal vehicles you use for business. It may be important for your HOA.
Make sure you know all the rental property tax deductions you’re eligible for as a landlord to maximize your income.
When should landlords change locks for new tenants and when shouldn’t they? The answer isn’t always so simple
The best states to be a landlord are those that meet certain requirements which make them landlord friendly— make sure you know what they are!
Tenant damage can be costly to repair. The cause and nature of the damage will determine whether tenant damage insurance provides coverage.
If you own or manage a rental property in Georgia, you need to know about the landlord-tenant laws in Georgia.
HOA and COA complaints can arise from a variety of situations, so it’s important for HOA boards to know how to deal with them
Landlord insurance in Texas provides valuable protection against natural disasters, property damage and third-party liability.
Determining what to charge in rent can be tricky. You want to run a profitable, but you also want to give tenants a fair deal that they can comfortably afford.
As an add-on to your property insurance, equipment breakdown coverage covers unexpected equipment failures and is important for landlords and HOAs
Landlords in California face specific natural disaster risks and legal requirements. Protect your rental property with landlord insurance tailored for California
The BRRRR strategy can be a lucrative way to make passive income by investing in multiple rental properties.
Tenant moving out? Here's a free, printable tenant move-out checklist saves you time and streamlines so you can get your rental unit filled again immediately
State laws vary regarding whether apartments can ban guns, so make sure you know what your local laws say about firearms in rental properties.
"Damage to premises rented to you” is not a separate insurance policy. Rather, it is a type of coverage typically found in general liability insurance policies.
Landlord insurance deductibles can make a significant difference in the cost of your insurance. Here’s why you may want a high deductible.
What is business income insurance for landlords? It covers loss of income resulting from damage to physical property – protecting your rental income.
Are you allowed to ban pets or regulate what kind of pets your tenants can have? Does this apply to emotional support animals as well?
Landlord insurance typically provides limited water damage coverage. However, some loss types, including flooding, are commonly excluded
Before renting to tenants, make sure you study these must-know landlord tips that others in the rental business wish they had known before starting.
Setting a new HOA budget is something you have to do annually. Using some HOA budget best practices will help keep your budget balanced every year
If you own a rental property, you need to know the benefits and disadvantages of setting up an LLC for rental properties.
Wind and hail insurance provides important protection. For homeowners and landlords, roof replacement is one of the largest property expenses you can incur.
If you own rental property in Michigan, you need to know about the landlord-tenant laws in Michigan, including eviction rules and lease requirements.
If you own rental properties in Wisconsin, you need to know the landlord-tenant laws in Wisconsin, including eviction rules, lease requirements and more.
Maintaining your rental property can be expensive and time-consuming, but failing to maintain it is even worse and can expose you to liability lawsuits
The coinsurance clause is a common feature in many landlord insurance policies, and it can lead to costly penalties when you file a claim
Your home or rental property’s replacement cost is not the same its market value. Learn how to determine the replacement cost of your home or multi-family complex.
Laws regarding disclosing death in rental property vary from state to state. Make sure you know what your obligations as a landlord are.
Entering into a cash for keys agreement can get delinquent tenants out of your property fast and save you money in the long run.
When do you need a lead based paint disclosure? Lead paint is a common hazard in older builders, and landlords need to know their duties under the law.
Using an online rent collection app allows you to receive rent in half the time or less compared to traditional rent payment methods
Ordinance or law is a type of coverage that protects you when you need to rebuild your property according to updated building codes, ordinances and laws
State tenant laws for landlords in Illinois often favor landlords but provide fair rights, duties, and regulation for both tenants and landlords
Arizona is generally viewed as a state that favors landlords. Arizona has the lowest property tax rate in the country and flexible eviction laws.
Evictions can be difficult for both tenants and landlords. To avoid legal complications and disputes, landlords must strictly adhere to the eviction process
Californian landlord-tenant laws and regulations tend to be tenant-friendly, but still provide good opportunities to resolve matters fairly for all sides
Texas, in most cases, is generally landlord-friendly. TX landlord-tenant laws are straightforward though may be slightly different for each county.
Residential lease agreements are essential for starting the landlord and tenant relationship on the right foot.
PA landlord-tenant laws tend to be landlord lenient, even friendly. From limits on late fees to entry notices, landlords do not have stringent rules
In OH, landlords need to adhere to federal, state, city laws and their own property rules when leasing to tenants
Terminating a Rental Lease? Here’s what landlords need to know to avoid potential tenancy problems, along with a sample termination of rental lease letter.
Need an HOA meeting protocol template? Here’s a sample you can customize along with key considerations to make your HOA meetings more successful.
Squatters can cause problems for HOAs. Here’s what HOAs can do to deter squatters.
Squatters can cause damage and impede rental income, but landlords still need to follows laws regarding squatters’ rights. Here’s how to evict a squatter.
A landlord-tenant move-in checklist is a good way to set a clear standard while outlining your expectations for your landlord-tenant relationship.
This guide focuses on your loan options, borrowing limits, down payment amount, and other key elements you need to know about multifamily financing
We’ve put together a list of 14 of the best landlord software on the market to help you stay organized
Landlord insurance isn’t mandatory in Illinois, but it's a great way to safeguard your property against damage and liability.
In California, landlords cannot increase rent by more than the sum of 5% plus the local inflation rate (or 10%, whichever is lower).
Having a sound budget for your HOA is a critical part of a successful community. It’s also essential for facilitating the management of your HOA’s property.
Deed-restricted communities are not necessarily a bad thing, even for landlords. Restrictions may actually help maintain the value of your property
What does landlord insurance cover? Find out how property protection and liability coverage work when you own rental property.
Careful landlord tenant screening is a must for all landlords and property managers. Here are several important dos and don’ts to consider.
Apartment owners operate in an extremely litigious environment. That’s why robust landlord liability insurance is crucial.
Volunteering on an HOA board can be a miserable and sometimes isolating experience, and that's where an HOA management company can really help you
An HOA audit can help you pinpoint issues within an organization, such as accounting errors or fraud. Find out who conducts these audits and how they work.
Flood insurance for landlords comes at an added cost, but the coverage can be worth it. Find out how flood coverage works and who it\'s best for.
The honeycomb inspector app is a powerful tool we use to get you covered in a fraction of the time it takes elsewhere.
The commercial condo association insurance marketing is hardening, highlighting the importance of regular maintenance and documentation.
Ordinance and law coverage can provide coverage for additional rebuilding costs that may be needed to comply with building regulations.
If your condo association insurance is up for renewal soon, you need to be aware of what’s happening in the condo association insurance market now.
Own a multi-family building and looking to save on comprehensive landlord insurance? Learn what you can trim.
This commercial residential insurance dictionary will ensure you’re well versed, well prepared, and informed when making insurance decisions.
Understanding HOA insurance means knowing all of the available options and having the ability to gauge what’s important for you.
It’s not just about having “enough” HOA insurance, but also about having the right kinds of coverage, limits and endorsements.
HOA insurance is a very specialized type of coverage. To protect your community, work with an agent who specializes in HOA insurance.
The cost of habitational insurance has soared in recent years. This is mainly due to extreme weather conditions resulting in multi-billion-dollar losses.
The work done by an HOA board helps keep things running smoothly and guarantees consistent property values along with the comfort and safety of their neighbors.
We put together a list of seven ways to keep HOA insurance costs down while keeping the community’s financial interests in mind
It’s vital for HOAs, COAs and landlords to be proactive during winter times about the increased risk of slips and falls due to snow or ice.
It is vital for HOA board members to protect themselves against potential lawsuits with D&O insurance
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