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How AB 828 Could Affect Landlords

How AB 828 Could Affect Landlords

April 19, 2020

Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo County) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) proposed a legislative bill on April 8th, 2020 in light of COVID-19 that would put many small rental property owners in an even more severe situation by forcing all California landlords to cut their rents by 25% for […]

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Reminder: Are you AB 1482 Ready?

Reminder: Are you AB 1482 Ready?

March 23, 2020

Is your rental property under some sort of rent control ordinance? Have you made any rent increases since March 15th, 2019? Are you following AB 1482 guidelines?

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New California Executive Order Halts Evictions

New California Executive Order Halts Evictions

March 19, 2020

On March 16th, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsome issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to put evictions on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Tips and Tricks on the 5 Phases of Tenancy

Tips and Tricks on the 5 Phases of Tenancy

May 30, 2019

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.

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Pets vs Animals in California and What You Need to Know

Pets vs Animals in California and What You Need to Know

May 21, 2019

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.

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Rental Property Damages vs Wear and Tear

Rental Property Damages vs Wear and Tear

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.

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