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How Property Managers Can Adapt to Changing Resident Expectations How property managers are adapting to changing resident expectations and industry trends to align with renters lifestyles. By Kerstin Young The COVID-19 pandemic changed how property managers and renters alike defined home. At some point, properties became more than just places to live. They became safe…

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Five Steps for a Fair-Housing-Friendly 2023 Here are five steps on how to be fair-housing friendly in 2023 from the Fair Housing Institute. By The Fair Housing Institute As we come to the end of another eventful year, it makes sense to take a moment and reflect  on what we have accomplished and begin to set…

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A proposal is floating in the statehouse that would limit security deposits A recently introduced bill will put a limit on what landlords can demand for a security deposit. As it stands now, the cap is two months’ rent for unfurnished units and three months’ rent for furnished ones. Learn More Categories Uncategorized Archives Archives…

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How Thirdhand Smoke Affects Your Properties

How Thirdhand Smoke Affects Your Properties Going smoke-free in your rentals is important as the dangers of thirdhand smoke are not well-known as toxic chemicals stick to surfaces. By The Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco Prevention and Control The dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are well-known. Inhaling nicotine and other toxic…

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The Blame Game is a No-Win for Landlords

The Blame Game is a No-Win for Landlords Guns in apartments have become a heated issue in many states so what liability may landlords have when it comes to guns or weapons on their rental property and who is to blame if something goes wrong? Attorney Denny Dobbins explores this issue. By Denny Dobbins If…

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Roommates 101 – What Landlords Need To Know

By DANIEL BORNSTEIN, ESQ. Living with one or more roommates is often a necessity for some tenants, given the high rents of the Bay Area, but these arrangements can be vexing for landlords and property managers. In earlier posts on Airbnb and other subletting arrangements, we advised rental property owners they need to know who is occupying…

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Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Rental Applications

Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Rental Applications Fifty percent of all evictions start with a fraudulent rental application. Armed with this knowledge, I’ll bet you have a greater desire to detect fraud. It’s not front-page news that eviction and criminal history are commonly omitted from rental applications. You run a credit report to find out what…

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HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL IMPLEMENTS WATER USE RESTRICTIONS AS DROUGHT DEEPENS

July 26, 2022 In response to the Governor’s call for a state-wide reduction in water use and reduced available water from our wholesale supplier, the Hayward City Council implemented Level 2 Water Shortage measures on June 28. After one of the driest winters on record, California is now in a severe and deepening drought, and it is…

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6 Trigger Words And Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For

6 Trigger Words And Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For July 15, 2022 You can hardly turn on a television or read a newsfeed where you don’t encounter the term “trigger words.”  While there are some universally accepted trigger words, like racial or ethnic slurs, most people or groups have their own unique lexicon of…

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