As a California landlord, understanding landlord-tenant law is crucial to safeguard your interests and investment property. One key aspect of this law is the ability to collect a security deposit from tenants.Read more..
The duration of a tenancy can be divided into five major areas. Understanding what is required of the property manager/ landlord at each of these areas can ensure a smooth tenancy with minimum problems. For purposes of this article we have broken down the tenancy into the following five phases: application and screening, the rental agreement or move in process, the duration of tenancy, ending the tenancy, and finally, after possession.Read more..
When renting a property to a tenant with pets you can pretty much set your own standards. You can ask for pet insurance, charge an additional deposit, require photos of the pet, require current tags, ask for additional pet rent, limit what type of pet’s you allow, you can even exclude pets altogether, etc. With pets the only rules would be yours and the governing parties, as I’m sure a pet alligator won’t fly with animal control or fish and wildlife.Read more..
Your tenant has vacated the property and you know have 21 days to account for the security deposit. The law allows landlords to deduct portions of the security deposit to cover the cost of damages caused by a tenant. Landlords cannot deduct normal wear and tear, or the expected depreciation of a property. E.g.Read more..
This is a nationwide epidemic. Legislation recently amended not just one but five civil codes. They’re also known as the traveling bugs. We need to educate ourselves and everyone we know, because if it’s a nationwide problem it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of WHEN we all get affected by the bed bugs. They are considered vermin in the eyes of the court.Read more..
Establishing late rent fees in your rental agreement is a first important step if you wish to keep your tenants paying on time.Read more..