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Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Landlord books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Book on Managing Rental Properties: A Proven System for Finding, Screening, and Managing Tenants with Fewer Headaches and Maximum Profits (2015)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListNo matter how great you are at finding good rental property deals, you could lose everything if you don’t manage your properties correctly!But being a landlord doesn’t have to mean middle-of-the-night phone calls, costly evictions, or daily frustrations with ungrateful tenants. Being a landlord can actually be fun IF you do it right. That’s why Brandon and Heather Turner put together this comprehensive book that will change the way you think of being a landlord forever. Written with both new and experienced landlords in mind, The Book on Managing Rental Properties takes you on an insider tour of the Turners’ management…
Author(s): Brandon Turner, Heather Turner

2. The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Intelligent Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing! (2015)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListIn The Book on Rental Property Investing, real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner has one goal in mind: to give you every strategy, tool, tip, and technique needed to become a millionaire rental property investor―while helping you avoid the junk that pulls down so many wannabes!Written for both new and experienced investors, this book will impart years of experience through the informative and entertaining lessons contained within. You’ll find practical, up-to-date, exciting strategies that investors across the world are using to build wealth and significant cash…
Author(s): Brandon Turner

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListLandlord’s Legal Kit For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the laws and legalities of renting property. This one-stop legal reference provides both guidance and the correct forms that help landlords avoid tenant issues, which could lead to legal ramifications. From screening potential tenants to handling your own insurance and taxes, you’ll find expert insight in this easy-to-read style that simplifies complex legal matters into understandable terms. The book includes access to all the needed legal forms in both English and Spanish, and…
Author(s): Robert S. Griswold, Laurence C. Harmon

4. Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide (2018)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListRental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. The book covers the new tax law, including the new 20% pass-through deduction and other deduction and depreciation changes that are particularly beneficial to landlords. Learn about landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and depreciation. Find out how to: handle casualty and theft losses distinguish between repairs and improvements deduct home…
Author(s): Fishman J.D., Stephen

5. First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting out a Single-Family Home (2017)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListDo you own a house you’d like to rent out rather than sell? It’s a common scenario in today’s market, especially if you’ve inherited a house, are moving to another home, or are buying an investment property. And it may mean you’re about to be a first-time landlord. Follow the advice in this book to ease into your new role and earn substantial profits while avoiding costly mistakes. Learn your legal obligations. Estimate costs and profits. Choose good tenants and avoid problem ones. Make the most of valuable tax deductions. Handle repairs…
Author(s): Portman Attorney, Janet, Bray J.D., Ilona, et al.

6. Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property: Best Practices, From Move-In to Move-Out (2017)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListWritten for the millions of landlords who own a single-family home, condo, or small (less than four unit) rental property, Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property covers everyday skills a hands-on landlord needs, including how to: retain good, long-term tenants with regular communication handle nitty-gritty maintenance―from snow removal to toilet clogs to painting avoid conflicts over late rent, unauthorized roommates, and clutter limit costly tenant turnovers and vacancies manage condos and deal with association restrictions track income and expenses and do your own…
Author(s): Boyer Attorney, Michael

7. Property Management (2017)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListThis practical discussion explores daily issues facing practitioners, such as maintenance, accounting, administrative, and legal activities. It also has up-to-date content on federal regulations, such as civil rights, fair housing, ADA issues, and environmental concerns. The flexible format provides you with case studies, sample forms, and review questions to enhance your understanding of property management concepts….
Author(s): Robert C. Kyle, Marie S. Spodek, et al.

8. Landlording: A Handymanual for Scrupulous Landlords and Landladies Who Do It Themselves (2014)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListThis classic book on managing rental property, widely known among landlords and landladies as their bible, has been in print for thirty-nine years, has sold over 375,000 copies, and has twice been selected as one of the top ten real estate books of the year by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Bob Bruss.This latest edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes both the eighty-four forms in the previous edition plus TWO new ones. One of the new forms, the Household Pest Control Agreement, puts into words what both landlord and…
Author(s): Leigh Robinson

9. The Young Landlords (1989)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListIf you were looking for a real ghetto dump, you couldn’t beat The Stratford Arms. There was Askia Ben Kenobi throwing karate chops upstairs, Petey Darden making booze downstairs, and Mrs. Brown grieving for Jack Johnson, who’d died for the third time in a month—and not a rent payer in the bunch. Still, when Paul Williams and the Action Group got the Arms for one dollar, they thought they had it made. But when their friend Chris was arrested for stealing stereos and Dean’s dog started biting fire hydrants and Gloria started kissing, being a landlord turned out to be a lot more work than being a…
Author(s): Walter Dean Myers

10. A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant (2017)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListThe A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote clarity and ease of understanding. Now in its eighth edition, A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant continues to provide a comprehensive and systematic guide to the particularly complex principles and practice…
Author(s): Simon Garner, Alexandra Frith

11. Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide by Stephen Fishman (2010-11-30) (1877)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListPaperback Publisher: NOLO (1877) ASIN: B01FIYF1JM Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Stephen Fishman

12. Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants (2017)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListChoosing new tenants who will pay on time, respect your property, and stay for an extended period, will make your life easier―and your business more profitable. This book guides you through the process of attracting, screening, choosing, and getting the best renters possible. Just as important, it shows how to avoid problem tenants. You’ll learn how to: avoid discrimination complaints advertise effectively screen tenants over the phone show the unit evaluate applications examine credit reports check references make a rental offer reject applicants…
Author(s): Portman Attorney, Janet

13. Property Management Kit For Dummies (2013)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate ListThinking about becoming a landlord? Property Management Kit For Dummies gives you proven strategies for establishing and maintaining rental properties, whether a single family or multi-resident unit. You’ll find out how to prepare and promote your properties, select tenants, handle repairs, avoid costly mistakes and legal missteps—and meet your long-term goals. Now you can find out if you really have what it takes to successfully manage a rental property, and you’ll learn all about the various options for hiring someone else to manage your property for you. You’ll find out the…
Author(s): Robert S. Griswold

14. Build a Rental Property Empire: The no-nonsense book on finding deals, financing the right way, and managing wisely. (2016)

 Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate List“I finally got a chance to purchase and read your book (Build a Rental Property Empire). It was easy to read and practical and pragmatic – and I liked it enough to give a copy to my son who is just starting out with his real estate investing and also to two of my investor clients as closing gifts.”-SharonLearn the best way to invest in rental properties in this 300 plus page book written by real estate investor Mark Ferguson (owns more than 100,000 sqft of rentals). This book gives you the exact details on how to finance, find, analyze, manage, and even sell rental properties. Where other…
Author(s): Mark Ferguson, Lynda Pelissier

Best Landlord Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some landlord books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Negotiating Mughal Law: A Family of Landlords across Three Indian Empires

Author(s): Nandini Chatterjee
ID: 2833116, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Suite deal: the smart landlord's guide to leasing real estate

Author(s): Barrett, Paul;Devine, Alice;Paquin, Valerie;Rigby, Alexander;Somerton, Kari
ID: 2613502, Publisher: Learn Associates Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 825 Kb, Format: epub

Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide

Author(s): Stephen Fishman J.D.
ID: 2289969, Publisher: NOLO, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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