Landlord Toolbox
Landlord Toolbox

Landlord Toolbox

Whether this is your first time as a landlord and you are learning how to manage a rental property or you’re a seasoned expert, American Family Insurance has the tools you need to cover you and your rental property. We go beyond protecting your rental business; by giving you the resources you need to succeed and achieve your goals as a successful landlord.

State and Local Tenant Laws

Stay up-to-date with the rental laws affecting your properties. Knowing the laws in your area can help you avoid potential issues with tenants, and can help you understand what steps to take if or when rental problems arise. These laws can easily be found online.

Background Checks

Protect yourself, your property and your business with background checks on potential applicants. Through a partnership with TransUnion®, American Family offers SmartMove, a reduced-price online tenant screening solution. Learn more about the tenant screening process with Background Checks.


Your American Family agent can give you a coupon code to create your discounted online account with SmartMove. Then you can make informed tenant choices based on the following SmartMove data:

  • A credit report based on data provided by financial institutions, collection accounts, bankruptcy proceedings and other public financial records.
  • A straightforward recommendation developed from proven credit data, advanced analytics and criteria specific to your rental property.
  • A background check that incorporates comprehensive criminal data, income-to-rent ratios, payment histories, and criminal terrorism and fraud database searches.   

Online Forms and Resources

Find common rental documents and helpful resources, all in one place, to simplify your responsibilities. Here’s a sampling of online forms* and information to help you rent and manage your property.

*American Family does not represent or warrant the accuracy or completeness of these forms, which are for reference purposes only. Please check with your local landlord association or obtain legal advice to make sure the information is appropriate for your intended use. 

Why Choose American Family Insurance

As small business owners themselves, American Family agents are a lot like you. They realize the importance of managing expenses and staying focused on the bottom line. And, because they live in your community, they understand many of your unique business needs and can play a valuable role in your team of experts and future business success. Talk to an American Family agent today to learn more about the flexible products and services available to landlords and how to establish landlord insurance for your rental business.