Highlighting the challenges of problem tenants and the financial setbacks that can arise due to repairs or having to take legal action, Allensworth holds nothing back in this honest account of the highs and lows of the responsibility and business of being a landlord. Providing tips on how to turn a profit, balance the tenant/landlord relationship, and handle the dreaded eviction process, this self-help guide gives an in-depth, behind the scenes look into the complex task of property management, with an eye on how to “structure your business to fit your preferences, situation and disposition."
Allensworth draws pragmatic lessons even from the most absurd stories— such stories as one tenant leaving a dog behind after being evicted so that they could still pick up their welfare and food stamps from the mailbox, or another making a copy of the key so they could squat after being evicted. From constant upkeep to the day-to-day run ins with tenants, this helpful resource lives up to its title, while offering its audience a wealth of specialized knowledge.
Takeaway: Straight-forward, often humorous advice for landlords.
Comparable Titles: Brenda Cross King's Do You Really Want to Be a Landlord, Tony LeBlanc's Doorpreneur.
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