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Rent income sm A Landlords View of Rental Income

Under accrual accounting it is the rent earned during the period indicated in the heading of the income statement, regardless of when the money is received from the tenant. Read more

20 January 2021 Rent & Expenses

Bonus depreciation Rental Property Depreciation in 2020

Depreciation is the process used to deduct the costs of buying and improving a rental property. Rather than taking one large deduction in the year you buy (or improve) the property, depreciation distributes the deduction across the useful life of ... Read more

02 December 2020 Property Management Taxes

Eviction image Evictions and how to avoid them

Evictions are unfortunate and costly for everyone involved. They are long, expensive and frustrating. Whether you are evicting because of late payments or damage to the property, there are a few things you should know. Why people get evicted, how... Read more

20 November 2020 Screening

Quickbooks Property Management Accounting with Quickbooks

QuickBooks is often at the top of any professional’s mind when they think about accounting software for their business. Read more

16 November 2020 Rent & Expenses

Cdc logo Eviction Moratorium - What can a landlord do

Landlords are getting squeezed between tenants and lenders. Small landlords are getting squeezed now that many tenants can't make rent, and that leaves them few options. Read more

11 November 2020 Property Management Rent & Expenses

Tax deductions landlords Deductible Rental Schedule e Expenses

If you receive rental income from the rental of a dwelling unit, there are certain rental expenses you may deduct on your tax return. These expenses may include mortgage interest, property tax, operating expenses, depreciation, and repairs. Read more

06 October 2020 Property Management Rent & Expenses Taxes

Full inspection Tenant Move in Inspections for Rentals with PDF Checklist

Move-in inspections are designed to hold all parties – the landlord, property manager, and tenants – responsible for the condition of the rental property at the time of move in, during the lease term, and at the end when the tenant moves out. Read more

22 August 2019 Move-in/Move-out

Competitor vs

Avail and Cozy both offer products that help landlords complete stages of the landlord journey. This software helps you find tenants, screen tenants, sign leases, collect rent, and manage maintenance. Read more

01 August 2019 Software

Accounting Rental Property Accounting - two tips you cannot do without

You must have two distinctly separate checking accounts (complete with debit cards and check books) for two rental properties. I make sure all income and expense items flow through the respective checking accounts. At year-end when it's tim... Read more

29 July 2019 Rent & Expenses


When the landlord agrees on a new tenant after conducting a credit & criminal check, he/she will accept the security deposit. Some landlords fail to collect a security deposit and I feel that is a huge mistake. The security deposit is used only fo... Read more

24 July 2019 Security Deposits