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What Landlords Need to Know About the Rent Cap

There are some new rules when it comes to rent control in California. Check out our video. Here is what every landlord needs to know about the new California statewide rent cap AB 1482 starting in 2020!

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Budget-Friendly Ways to Stay Warm in the Winter

During the winter, turning up the heat not only wastes money, but it also puts you and your family’s health at risk. The dry air from your heater can irritate your skin and even cause issues with your respiratory system. Instead of relying on your heater all winter long, there are ways to keep cozy in winter without blowing your bud...

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Everything You Need To Know About L.A.'s Short-Term Rental Rules

On July 1, 2019, Los Angeles opened the registration portal for its Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-165-S2), the new law regulating short-term rentals within the city. Why did Los Angeles create the Home-Sharing Ordinance? It’s important to look at why the city put this rule into place. The bottom line is it wanted a cut of a growing...

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How to Lower the Turnover Rate on Your Rental Property

One of the hardest things about owning a rental property is finding tenants. It’s a lot of work and it never feels like there’s a good time to do that work.The Cost of Tenant TurnoverThe site My Smart Move breaks down the cost of tenant turnover well. There are the hours that you have to invest in finding a new tenant as well ...

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Following the Law: When You Can and Cannot Enter Your Rental Unit

In an ideal world, your tenants will pay you on time, they’ll pay the market rates and they’ll never need anything fixed. They’ll stay forever and you’ll never have to worry about replacing them or anything inside the unit. However, if you’ve been a landlord long enough you know that finding a tenant like th...

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Everything You Need To Know About Rent Increases

Increasing rent is something every landlord considers at one time or another. It’s an important way to make sure that the amount of money you bring in keeps pace with the current market and inflation as well as any rising costs you may incur. But there are very specific rules that surround increases in rent and it’s important...

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Property upkeep doesn’t just fall on the landlord

Working in the property management business, I have received a lot of calls from tenants over the years complaining about issues with their rental property. I’ve fielded calls about everything from a burnt-out light bulb to major issues like a broken refrigerator and a busted water pipe. As the property manager, I’m happy to ...

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4 Pet Questions Facing All Landlords (Even You)

1. Can I refuse to allow a tenant who has pets? In California, yes. It’s your property and if you don’t want pets, it’s your choice. However, that needs to be outlined in the lease agreement. This protects you and your property. By putting it in the lease agreement, you have the ability to refer back to the pet clause if...

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5 Spring Improvements for Your Rental Property

With the weather warming up and the rain starting to go away, you have the time to get out and do some work on your rental properties. It’s important to keep up maintenance on your property so that you’re paying out in small increments instead of big ones when things need to be fixed. A little work now can save you from a lot ...

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3 Questions facing all landlords (even you)...

1. What’s the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and why do I care?The federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) manages this one, but the basic idea is you can’t discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability.In other words, all renters must be tr...


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