||Michael Boyer is a part-time landlord, college professor, and attorney. He has graduate degrees in management and law, plus over a decade of experience as a successful do-it-yourself landlord. He has been on both sides of the landlord-tenant equation, as a landlord and as a volunteer attorney representing low-income tenants. Boyer is the author of numerous articles and chapters, and has served on many boards, including several condominium association boards. This is his first book and it is a culmination of years of collecting notes, tips, and day-to-day observations about what practices really work for the small-time landlord (especially one with a day job).
The ultimate property management guide for the do-it-yourself landlord! Written for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (less than four unit) multiplex, Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property helps them learn how to keep their day job and manage their properties (and tenants) on the side. It provides the best practical and legal compliance advice for small-time landlords who want to manage and grow a successful rental property business with a personalized approach and minimal hassle and cost. Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property focuses on everyday skills the do-it-yourself landlord needs, including property oversight and maintenance, effective communication with tenants, and general management. It covers a wide range of topics, such as how... to: market and differentiate your rental units from the competition handle nitty-gritty maintenance—from snow removal to toilet clogs to painting screen and deal with tenant issues like late rent payments, pet problems, clutter, unauthorized occupants, and other conflicts track income and expenses for filing taxes and completing Schedule E hire and work with outside contractors, lawyers, and other help, and much more.