Are You Sure You Want To Be a Landlord?
This practical and comprehensive guide provides advice and humor from veteran landlord and North Carolina author Cathy Keeton Azar on how to avoid the pitfalls and headaches of managing tenants. Step-by-step, readers will learn about preparing a lease, applying late fees, qualifying a tenant, avoiding sob stories, and handling repairs. Included are 50 color photographs showing tenants at their worst. Real tenant stories include "The Out of Town Tenants," "The Lawsuit Happy Tenant," "The Tenant Who Liked to Shoot," "The Tile Installer" and "The Tenant Who Provided Their Own Heat." Azar also advises on when to consult an attorney and provides sample forms and websites for obtaining state laws to help potential landlords succeed. "Are You Sure You Want To Be A Landlord?" is published by Warren Publishing of Charlotte. Azar is a member of Union Power Cooperative. Softcover, 178 pages, $17; e-book is $3.99.