On Tuesday, October 8th, California Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1482 imposing rent control and just-cause eviction rules and fees across California. After a long battle within the state, rental properties not currently covered by stricter rent control provisions will need to adapt to the upcoming changes by January 1st, 2020. Assembly Bill
When it comes to evictions, there’s no two that are alike. Each one has their own circumstances, trials, and resolutions. Not to mention, the laws concerning one eviction can be vastly different for another. Take a look at our top two strange evictions, squatters versus tenants at will, and how to handle them. What is
The worst thing about being a renter is that it’s the property manager’s way or the highway. The best thing about being a property manager? It’s your way or the highway just the same! Some people accept that with great power comes great responsibility, and they act with care and kindness trusting in residents’ humanity
As a property manager, screening applicants and making rental decisions can be one of the more challenging responsibilities that you have. When you’re vetting strangers or online applicants, your final decision is solely based on the that you have at hand. However, when it comes to friends and family, how can you be sure that
Whenever a property manager looks at potential residents, their first question is, how do I know this person will pay their rent on time? Is there any way to guarentee it, besides a magic eight ball or a genie? You can ask all the questions in the world, and there would still be that lingering
When you’re looking at your applicant’s tenant screening report, it can be easy to get confused about eviction judgments and filings. What’s the difference between the two, and which carries more weight? Where can you see eviction records on the tenant screening report, and what should you do if there is an eviction judgment present?
Marketing your rental property to potential rental applicants is tricky enough, but marketing to a particular generation of renters can be even trickier. As times change, the needs and wants of renters can shift, and what you think might be a selling point on your property could prove to be the opposite. Take a look
When property owners need help taking care of the everyday responsibilities at their rental property, they usually hire a property manager. The things that separate good property managers from bad property managers include several factors such as attention to detail, updated knowledge of marketing techniques, and good communication skills. Communication skills play a crucial role
I usually cringe when it comes to Monday morning, but not today; unit 3B is officially empty and I have never been more relieved. The worst tenants I’ve ever had are finally gone! They rarely paid on time and flicked cigarette butts off the balcony as if the common area were their personal ash tray.
Hoarding is more than a simple, nasty habit, or childlike refusal to let go. Hoarding can lead to a dangerous, unstable home. It’s also protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, similar to disorders like PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Compulsive hoarding is an issue of mental health, and while it can lead to many