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Landlord Legislation in Nevada

Below is a list of laws for landlords in Nevada. New resources, bills and articles are updated daily. You can also type in a Bill Number or Keyword in the search bar to find additional details on laws.

NV AB257 Establishes provisions governing indoor air quality in public schools. (BDR 34-212)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to school property; requiring the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a charter school to assess and improve certain ventilation and filtration systems of a school to the extent that money is available; establishing requirements for such assessments and improvements; requiring certain personnel to complete an assessment report; requiring the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of a charter school to prepare a report; requiring certain local educational agencies to include certain information in an addendum to a plan to return to in-person instruction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Susan Martinez
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 307.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-ab257/

NV AB141 Revises provisions relating to evictions. (BDR 3-569)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to evictions; increasing the length of notice required before certain tenants may be evicted without cause; requiring the automatic sealing of records for evictions relating to defaults in the payment of rent which occurred during the COVID-19 emergency; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Howard Watts
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-ab141/

NV SB343 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-551)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to education; creating the Account for Improvements to Leased Property; setting forth various requirements related to lease agreements for school facilities to reduce class sizes; authorizing the board of trustees of a school district to enter into lease agreements for school facilities to reduce class sizes; requiring the revenues collected from various excise taxes on the sale of cannabis and cannabis products to be deposited in the Account for Improvements to Leased Property; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Keith Pickard Ira Hansen Joseph Hardy Carrie Buck
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-sb343/

NV SB218 Makes various changes relating to property. (BDR 10-74)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to property; establishing and revising various definitions relating to property; prohibiting landlords from charging prospective tenants certain fees; making various changes relating to fees, fines, deposits and costs paid by tenants; requiring rental agreements to include a grace period for the late payment of rent; revising provisions relating to agents of attorneys who serve certain notices relating to evictions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Julia Ratti
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-sb218/

NV SB150 Makes changes to provisions relating to housing. (BDR 22-221)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to housing; setting forth certain requirements for a tiny house and a tiny house park; requiring the governing body of a city or county to authorize tiny houses in certain zoning districts; revising certain requirements for the issuance of receipts to tenants of manufactured home parks; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Dallas Harris Fabian Donate Carrie Buck Moises Denis Roberta Lange
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-sb150/

NV AB332 Establishes provisions relating to property. (BDR 10-694)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to property; requiring the Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry to establish a statewide registry of landlords; requiring landlords to report to the Division the information required to be contained in the statewide registry; prohibiting a property manager from providing services to a landlord who is not listed in the statewide registry; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Sarah Peters
Last Action
Notice of eligibility for exemption.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-ab332/

NV AB308 Revises provisions relating to landlords and tenants. (BDR 10-880)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to property; revising provisions relating to late fees; revising certain definitions used in the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; revising provisions relating to notices of increases in rent; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Jason Frierson
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-ab308/

NV AB317 Revises provisions relating to housing. (BDR 10-778)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to housing; prohibiting discrimination in housing and certain other transactions involving real property on the basis of source of income; requiring a person who refuses to rent a dwelling to a prospective tenant to provide to the prospective tenant a written notice that states the reason for the refusal; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Cecelia Gonzalez Howard Watts Venicia Considine Julia Ratti Fabian Donate James Ohrenschall Natha Anderson Bea Duran Susan Martinez Sarah Peters Clara Thomas Selena Torres Moises Denis
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-ab317/

NV AB161 Makes various changes relating to actions for summary eviction. (BDR 3-736)

Introduced Session

81st Legislature (2021)

Summary
AN ACT relating to property; eliminating actions for summary eviction under certain circumstances; making various changes relating to actions for summary eviction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Selena Torres Shondra Summers-Armstrong
Last Action
From printer. To committee.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2021-ab161/

NV SB1 Authorizes certain courts to grant a stay for certain evictions. (BDR 3-26)

Introduced Session

32nd Special Session (2020)

Summary
AN ACT relating to property; authorizing certain courts to grant a stay in certain proceedings concerning eviction; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Committee of the Whole
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 5.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2020-sb1/

NV SB74 Revises provisions governing eviction actions. (BDR 3-492)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to unlawful detainer; revising provisions governing eviction actions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Judiciary
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 43.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-sb74/

NV SB148 Revises provisions governing manufactured home parks. (BDR 10-503)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to manufactured homes; revising provisions requiring the landlord of a manufactured home park to pay certain costs associated with moving a tenant's manufactured home if the landlord makes certain changes to the park; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Commerce and Labor
Last Action
(Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.3, no further action allowed.)
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-sb148/

NV AB393 Provides protections to certain governmental and tribal employees and certain other persons during a government shutdown. (BDR 3-1015)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to governmental administration; prohibiting the foreclosure of real property or a lien against a unit in a common-interest community owned by a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown in certain circumstances; providing certain protections to a tenant who is a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown; prohibiting a person from repossessing the vehicle of a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown; authorizing the provision of assistance in paying for natural gas and electricity to a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Jason Frierson
Last Action
Chapter 531.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-ab393/

NV SB256 Revises various provisions relating to landlords and tenants. (BDR 10-569)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to housing; revising provisions relating to the return of security deposits; limiting the amount of fees for late rent; revising provisions relating to the recovery of damages by a tenant for a landlord's failure to maintain a dwelling unit in a habitable condition; requiring a landlord to allow a former tenant to retrieve essential personal effects and establishing an expedited procedure if a landlord acts unreasonably under such circumstances; authorizing a tenant to take certain actions if a landlord abuses the right of access to a dwelling unit or uses that right to harass the tenant; making various other changes to provisions relating to housing; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Yvanna Cancela Patricia Spearman Julia Ratti David Parks James Ohrenschall Joyce Woodhouse
Last Action
(Pursuant to Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.3, no further action allowed.)
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-sb256/

NV AB266 Revises provisions governing the sealing of records relating to evictions. (BDR 3-809)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to unlawful detainer; revising provisions governing the sealing of records relating to evictions; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 55.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-ab266/

NV SB371 Revises provisions relating to maintenance of manufactured home parks and repairs of manufactured homes. (BDR 10-303)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to manufactured homes; revising requirements relating to the maintenance of a manufactured home park or repair of a manufactured home in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Chris Brooks Patricia Spearman Yvanna Cancela
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 284.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-sb371/

NV AB248 Prohibits a settlement agreement from containing provisions that prohibit or restrict a party from disclosing certain information under certain circumstances. (BDR 2-1004)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to settlement agreements; prohibiting settlement agreements from containing provisions that prohibit or restrict a party from disclosing certain information relating to conduct that would qualify as a sexual offense under certain circumstances or discrimination on the basis of sex or a retaliation claim thereof under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Jason Frierson Daniele Monroe-Moreno Edgar Flores Sandra Jauregui Dina Neal Heidi Swank Tyrone Thompson
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 145.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-ab248/

NV AB481 Revises provisions relating to civil actions and homesteads. (BDR 2-1106)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to civil actions; increasing the amount of the homestead exemption; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Judiciary
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 59.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-ab481/

NV SB151 Revises provisions related to certain proceedings concerning property. (BDR 3-516)

Introduced Session

80th Legislature (2019)

Summary
AN ACT relating to property; removing and revising certain provisions relating to actions for summary eviction; reorganizing procedures for summary eviction of a tenant of a commercial premise; revising provisions governing notices to surrender possession of real property or a mobile home; limiting the amount of fees for the late payment of rent; requiring a landlord to allow a former tenant to retrieve essential personal effects and establishing an expedited procedure if a landlord acts unreasonably under such circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Sponsors
Julia Ratti Yvanna Cancela Patricia Spearman David Parks Chris Brooks James Ohrenschall Joyce Woodhouse
Last Action
Chapter 600.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2019-sb151/

NV AB107 Provides for the sealing of records relating to eviction under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-689)

Introduced Session

79th Legislature (2017)

Summary
Provides for the sealing of records relating to eviction under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-689)
Sponsors
Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 52.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2017-ab107/

NV SB500 Revises provisions relating to the Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry. (BDR 18-909)

Introduced Session

79th Legislature (2017)

Summary
Revises provisions relating to the Housing Division of the Department of Business and Industry. (BDR 18-909)
Sponsors
Government Affairs
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 532.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2017-sb500/

NV SB182 Revises provisions governing sheriffs, constables and deputy constables. (BDR 20-607)

Introduced Session

79th Legislature (2017)

Summary
Revises provisions governing sheriffs, constables and deputy constables. (BDR 20-607)
Sponsors
David Parks
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 196.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2017-sb182/

NV AB161 Revises provisions relating to certain rental agreements. (BDR 10-733)

Introduced Session

79th Legislature (2017)

Summary
Revises provisions relating to certain rental agreements. (BDR 10-733)
Sponsors
Edgar Flores
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 345.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2017-ab161/

NV AB133 Revises provisions governing landlords and tenants. (BDR 10-339)

Introduced Session

79th Legislature (2017)

Summary
Revises provisions governing landlords and tenants. (BDR 10-339)
Sponsors
Elliot Anderson
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 71.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2017-ab133/

NV AB247 Provides for the early termination of certain rental agreements by victims of harassment, sexual assault or stalking. (BDR 10-655)

Introduced Session

79th Legislature (2017)

Summary
Provides for the early termination of certain rental agreements by victims of harassment, sexual assault or stalking. (BDR 10-655)
Sponsors
Steve Yeager James Ohrenschall Justin Watkins Richard Carrillo Daniele Monroe-Moreno Nelson Araujo Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod Chris Brooks Richard Daly Jason Frierson Ozzie Fumo Sandra Jauregui Amber Joiner William McCurdy Brittney Miller Dina Neal Michael Sprinkle Tyrone Thompson Jill Tolles
Last Action
Approved by the Governor. Chapter 109.
View Details
https://lawsforlandlords.com/bill/nv-2017-ab247/

Must-Know Nevada Landlord-Tenant Laws

Law For Landlords

In the U.S., there are nearly 48.5 million rental units. A little over half of these rental units are owned by business entities, while the rest are owned by individual investors.

There are a lot of good reasons to own rental property in, including providing a passive income source as well as the potential for property value appreciation. Many Americans have managed to make rental property ownership their full-time job, while others might keep a few rental properties as a way of making extra income.

If you are considering becoming a landlord, you likely have a lot of questions. What regulations do landlords need to know? What should I know as a landlord in general?

Understanding landlord-tenant laws is essential for protecting yourself legally and financially. Here’s a brief guide for self-managing landlords regarding some of the most important federal and state laws.

The Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is one of the two major federal laws that impact all property managers and landlords across the country. This is a law that prohibits discrimination due to national origin, race, religion, color, disability, sex or familial status. This law applies to:

  • Renting or buying a home
  • Seeking housing assistance
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Engaging in other housing-related activities

This law extends beyond leasing where landlords are concerned. It also applies to advertising, meaning that it is illegal to market your properties to any specific group of people.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a law that requires landlords to do a number of things when running a credit check. These include receiving permission from an applicant to run a credit report, informing the applicant if their credit report was the basis for adverse action or denial, and providing specific information regarding the credit reporting agency they used

Law Paint Law

It is required by landlords under federal law to disclose the presence of lead paint. They are not required to remove lead paint under federal law, but state laws might dictate otherwise. It’s important to learn about your state and municipality laws regarding lead paint in addition to the federal law.

Discrimination Law

Beyond the Federal Fair Housing Act, state and local laws might provide additional protection beyond the federal law. These might extend protections to people based on their sexual orientation, age, marital status, political association and even hairstyle.

Tenant Duties

While your tenant is responsible for some things, you should know what those things are as the landlord. Then, you can include those duties in your lease agreement. If a tenant doesn’t fulfill their duties, you may be able to provide a notice to vacate in law. Your tenants need to comply with local health and building codes to keep themselves and others safe. They also need to dispose of garbage safely and legally, and they need to use the property reasonably. That means living in the property, but unreasonable uses could include conducting business. Tenants are also responsible for keeping the property clean on a daily basis. They also can’t do anything that would disturb their neighbors, especially if you own a duplex or a similar property. A tenant must also ensure their guests also comply with these requirements. And whenever your tenant has any issues, they must notify you so that you can correct the problem.

Security Deposit Limit

Before a tenant moves in, you can charge them a security deposit. Fortunately, doesn’t have any limitations regarding the amount the deposit can be. You can set an amount based on the property’s rent or value. And you can charge a security deposit for short-term or long-term leases. Then, you can hold onto that amount for the duration of the tenant’s stay. While you can use the money from the deposit, it’s smart to keep it in a separate account. When the tenant moves out, you can make sure you have enough money to pay them back. You can outline the terms of the security deposit, such as the amount and when you will return it, in your lease agreement. That way, you and your tenant both understand the terms, and you can use similar language if you ever buy property in another state.

A Legal Lease Document

Each state and some municipalities might have laws regarding the lease contract. Rental contracts must abide by all laws and be legally written. It is necessary to indicate tenant names, monthly rental rates, and leasing periods clearly.

In some jurisdictions, it is required that certain legal disclosures be included in the lease document. Working with a lawyer to produce your rental contract can help ensure that the lease provides all of the required information and doesn’t break any federal, state, or local laws.

Required Disclosures

It is common in many states to require landlords to inform tenants about individual landlord policies, certain state laws, or specific information about the rental. It might be required that this is disclosed within the lease itself or in additional documentation.

It’s important to look into your state’s requirements about disclosures. However, some commonly required disclosures include notice of recent deaths, mold, meth contamination, or other safety or health hazards.

Providing a Safe Environment

One important landlord-tenant law has to do with the habitability of the rental unit. The definition of “safe, habitable condition” might be different between states. For this reason, you must familiarize yourself with the laws for landlords in your location.

Typically, this means that the property cannot have serious deficiencies. It also means that fixtures, appliances, heating, and plumbing need to be in working order. You also cannot rent out a property that is infested with pests or insects.

 Landlords are usually responsible for dealing with infestations even if the outbreak happens after the tenant moves in. However, in many states, this can be avoided by specifying that the renter is responsible for pest control.

Laws About Making Repairs

In the lease agreement, it will be outlined that the tenants are responsible for reporting necessary repairs. It then becomes the landlord’s responsibility to complete the repairs within an appropriate amount of time.

If a landlord doesn’t make a repair in a timely manner in a way that impacts the safety or health of a tenant, a tenant might have the right to withhold rent.

Security Deposits

It is common for landlords to require a security deposit from the tenant. This is in order to cover the costs of any damage the tenant causes or if they fail to pay rent. A landlord must refund the security deposit unless it is needed to cover the cost of fixing property damage or covering default rent payments.

In some states, how the security deposit is kept is dictated by the law. It is also typically required that an itemized list of deductions must be provided to the tenant if the landlord is using some of the deposit for these purposes.

The unused portion of the deposit must be returned and the itemized statement must be provided. If they aren’t, the landlord can face financial and legal repercussions.

Renters Right To Privacy

Most landlord-tenant rules and regulations cover the right to quiet enjoyment of a tenant. This means that it is their right to live on a property undisturbed. The landlord must give proper notice before entering the rental unit, which is usually 24 to 48 hours unless there is an emergency.

Landlords can only enter the rental property for valid reasons and at a reasonable time of day after giving notice.

Landlord-Tenant Laws: Essential For Protecting Yourself Legally and Financially

Without a good understanding of landlord-tenant laws, you can find yourself in a mess of legal and financial trouble. It’s therefore very important to familiarize yourself with the federal, state, and local laws regarding the rights of tenants and the responsibilities of landlords.

Are you looking for more valuable resources to serve as a guide for self-managing landlords? You can find more You can find more resources and guides here.

Reviewing Laws for Landlords

Understanding laws for landlords is essential for keeping your properties up and running. It can also protect you and your finances if you have a problematic tenant or experience other issues. Whether you just bought your first rental property or are looking to expand, you should understand how these laws affect you. That way, you won’t have to worry about losing everything. Do you want to learn more about laws for landlords? Let us know.

Please understand that because of the nature of the topic, this page has been written in a generalized form. Further guidance should be sought on the topic being searched by the landlord.

Nevada Landlord Legislation Blog

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Governor’s Latest Executive Order

KEY FACTS: Issued:  October 15, 2020
Expires:  November 14, 2020 Caveat:
Late Fee Prohibition Remains in Effect
Through December 31, 2020 KEY ISSUES:
Rent Demands: Extends 30-day rent
demand until November 14th The 30-day
rent demand applies to ALL Landlords
(residential and commercial). Late Fees:
The Order establishes a ban […]

Eviction Moratorium Ends

Time to Focus on Rental Assistance Breaking News August 27, 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night, giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more than a year. In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the CDC’s eviction moratorium to be unlawful was no longer justified. In their order, the justices wrote, “The

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A Guide to Section 8 for Landlords

Over 10 million Americans are afforded federal rental assistance under a program known as Section 8 housing. This federal rental assistance can be used all over the United States, which means that all US landlords should have a basic understanding of what Section 8 is and how it works. In short, Section 8 housing provides a solution for low-income families and individuals who are in need of housing. But how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? If you’ve poked around online

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Pros and Cons of Month-to-Month Rental Leases

The real estate market is in a particularly unusual state in 2021 as the overall economy seeks to correct itself during an ongoing pandemic. One of the more surprising results of the past year is that while housing prices are going up, the cost to rent is, in many places, going down or stabilizing. Now is a great time for property owners to analyze the kind of leasing agreements they typically offer. Is month-to-month rental a better solution in the present,

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A Guide to Squatter Rights- What Landlords Absolutely Need to Know

If you’re a landlord who has recently discovered the presence of unknown tenants living in one of your properties, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Is this trespassing? Can you simply kick them out? The answer is not quite so simple, assuming these unexpected tenants are squatters. We tend to think of squatters in basic, colloquial terms: people who have moved into a property they don’t own or rent and live there without permission. However, you’ve probably also heard

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A Complete Guide to Every Step in the Eviction Process

As a landlord, your hope is to bring on high-quality tenants that abide by the lease and pay rent on time each month. However, you might be surprised at how likely it is that you could find yourself going through the eviction process at some point in your tenure. In the past few years, US eviction data was compiled and revealed just how common evictions actually are. In fact, in 2016 alone, 2.3 million evictions were filed in America. Our goal is

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The Landlord’s Guide to Rent Collection

There are over 10 million individual landlords in the United States, each with its own methods for rent collection. How a landlord collects rent, what they charge, and how they deal with late payments has to do both with their personal preferences and the laws in their state. Renting is a great way to earn side money or even a full liveable income, but there are many things to consider before you begin looking for tenants. If you have a property you’re interested

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