WYL Blog: Landlords

The Top 3 Ways for Landlords to Collect Rent During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Top 3 Ways for Landlords to Collect Rent During COVID-19 Pandemic

What are the best ways to collect rent during the COVID-19 pandemic? What are the best alternatives to paper checks post-COVID-19? Read on to find out.   ...

How Landlords can Safely Show Apartments During the Pandemic

How Landlords can Safely Show Apartments During the Pandemic

Showing vacant properties safely during the pandemic can be challenging. Here are some ways to show your listings effectively and safely. ...

4 Reasons Why Real Estate Can Be a Good Investment

4 Reasons Why Real Estate Can Be a Good Investment

Buying your first property takes gumption, and it calls for a lot of sacrifices. The whole process can be daunting and probably the most expensive and emotionally charged purchase you will make. You could be confused about whether the struggle is worth it or not. The short answer is yes; it is worth it. We still have a better solution for you. ...

How the Real Estate Market Is Being Impacted By COVID-19

How the Real Estate Market Is Being Impacted By COVID-19

As we may hate to admit it, our lives are not likely to go back to pre-COVID “normal”. This is also true when it comes to the real estate market. ...

Vital Tips You Should Know About Flipping Real Estate

Vital Tips You Should Know About Flipping Real Estate

If you want to flip houses, it's important to know that you can lose money if you jump into it without knowing what you’re doing. Here are a few helpful tips to follow if you’re planning to flip real estate. ...

7 Ways you can Modernize an Older Rental Property

7 Ways you can Modernize an Older Rental Property

Imagine touring a rental property with green shag carpet, wood-paneled walls and a 1960s Frigidaire Flair oven. You probably wouldn't be super enthused — you might even bolt for the door. Odds are, if you feel this way about outdated spaces, so do your renters.  If your property has any of the preceding elements or if it simply ...

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

Security deposits are usually required when leasing apartments. Although it's uncommon for a landlord or an apartment manager to waive this fee, renters that have unblemished credit may be able to rent a property without having to pay this additional fee.  If you have paid a security deposit fee upon signing your apartment le ...

Understanding Philadelphia's Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Understanding Philadelphia's Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Last week I met with Michele Cohen, a Philadelphia attorney and leading advocate for renters' rights to learn about the troubling epidemic of evictions in Philadelphia. 1 in 12 renters in Philadelphia face eviction every year, a far higher rate than New York City or other comparable cities. In visiting the Municipal Court, I saw first-ha ...

What Landlords Need to Know When There’s a Natural Disaster

What Landlords Need to Know When There’s a Natural Disaster

Even in NYC, natural disasters can destroy homes and leave tenants homeless for long periods of time. Being prepared for the worst is the best way to avoid any landlord disputes during such a hard time. ...

Updating Your Home with Health in Mind

Updating Your Home with Health in Mind

Last summer, workers and residents of New York City woke to news of a steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District on July 19. Dozens of residential and commercial buildings were forced to evacuate, and asbestos-containing debris released during the explosion raised concern. Fortunately, The New York Times reported that no one was se ...

Ideas to Get Your Apartment

Ideas to Get Your Apartment "Rent-Ready"

You may have decided to rent your apartment, but this doesn’t mean that you should put it on the market immediately, especially if you want your future tenants to be fully satisfied and ready to pay good money for it. So, instead of rushing things, take your time to prepare and improve your apartment as much as possible. If you need s ...

How To Deal With Mold In Your Rented Home

How To Deal With Mold In Your Rented Home

Mold is fast becoming one of the biggest concerns for tenants across the USA as exposure to it has been linked to serious health conditions including chronic fatigue, asthma, pneumonia, hemorrhaging and skin conditions. It has, in fact, been estimated that as many as 21% of current asthma cases in the USA are attributable to dampness ...