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Amateur Landlord

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Amateur Landlord, from most recent to least.

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

The Essential Guide to Being an Amateur Landlord in DC

Lark Turner | August 25th 2020

Our guide for amateur landlords who don't really know what they're doing. ... read »

How to Rent Out That Spare Bedroom

How to Rent Out That Spare Bedroom

Leigh Ann Renzulli | July 30th 2012 | 1 Comment

Renting out an extra bedroom can be a smart financial decision. However, there’s more to the process than just putting an ad on Craigslist, and... read »

Amateur Landlord: Dealing With Bad Tenants

Amateur Landlord: Dealing With Bad Tenants

Bryce Baschuk | April 23rd 2012 | 6 Comments

UrbanTurf has received a few questions recently about how to deal with tenants gone bad, so we decided to re-publish an article from our Amateur... read »

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: How Do You Legally Rent Out a Second Bedroom?

UrbanTurf Reader Asks: How Do You Legally Rent Out a Second Bedroom?

UrbanTurf Staff | October 4th 2011 | 5 Comments

In this installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader interested in renting out the second bedroom of his home inquires to see if he needs a license... read »

Amateur Landlord: Getting Up to Code

Amateur Landlord: Getting Up to Code

Bryce Baschuk | October 6th 2010 | 4 Comments

With DC’s rental market being red hot, converting a condo or part of a residence into an apartment can bring in some good extra income these days.... read »

Amateur Landlord: The Benefits and Costs of a Property Management Company

Amateur Landlord: The Benefits and Costs of a Property Management Company

Bryce Baschuk | September 22nd 2010 | 24 Comments

A property management company can take a lot of the hassle out of renting out an apartment. In this week’s Amateur Landlord, we looked into what a... read »

The Accidental Amateur Landlord

The Accidental Amateur Landlord

Bryce Baschuk | September 14th 2010 | 3 Comments

When Shelly Parker bought a townhouse in DC over a decade ago, she did not envision that the home purchase would indirectly mark the beginning of her... read »

Amateur Landlord: The Way to Handle Tenant Repairs

Amateur Landlord: The Way to Handle Tenant Repairs

Bryce Baschuk | September 2nd 2010 | 1 Comment

In Amateur Landlord, UrbanTurf looks at the issues and processes associated with renting out a condo, house, or portion of one's home. Today, we... read »

Amateur Landlord: Picking the Right Tenant

Amateur Landlord: Picking the Right Tenant

Bryce Baschuk | August 19th 2010 | 6 Comments

In Amateur Landlord, UrbanTurf looks at the issues and processes associated with renting out a condo, house, or portion of one's home. Today, we... read »

Amateur Landlord: The Pitfalls to Avoid

Amateur Landlord: The Pitfalls to Avoid

Bryce Baschuk | August 12th 2010 | 3 Comments

In a new series this week called Amateur Landlord, UrbanTurf will look at the issues and processes associated with renting out a condo, house, or... read »

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