How to protect your investment, maximize your return, and make the tough tasks much easier What's the hardest part of being a landlord? Raising the rent? Turning down a prospective tenant? Evicting a current tenant? Dealing with tenant complaints? Whether you're an experienced landlord or new to the business, you know that these problems are just the tip or the iceberg. You might find yourself wishing there were faster, easier, more profitable ways to make these headaches go away-and now there are! What Every Landlord Needs to Know provides innovative, effective, completely legal solutions for everything from property and tenant issues to maintenance and repair problems, to legal obligations and responsibilities. Landlord Richard Jorgensen also offers ingenious tips on how to avoid many of these difficulties altogether. This comprehensive guide shows you how to: * Maximize the screening power of the rental applications and credit reports* Select only high-quality tenants* Avoid rejection and discrimination lawsuits* Implement basic maintenance and preventive measures that save time and money* Get rid of nonpaying tenants* Handle critical landlord/tenant interactions with ease Complete with a sample rental application, lease, and credit check, as well as a list of credit bureaus and landlord associations, What Every Landlord Needs to Know is your key to making your tenants happier, your property more valuable, and yourself more successful.