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How Thirdhand Smoke Affects Your Properties

August 10, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 chemicals from cigarette smoke can cause…

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The Blame Game is a No-Win for Landlords

August 10, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 you have spent more than 30 seconds in…

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Roommates 101 – What Landlords Need To Know

August 3, 2022 | Comments Off on 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

August 1, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 applicants are not telling you. It’s all about…

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HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL IMPLEMENTS WATER USE RESTRICTIONS AS DROUGHT DEEPENS

July 27, 2022 | Comments Off on 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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Tough Times Ahead… Analyze More Than Just an Applicants’ Income

July 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Tough Times Ahead… Analyze More Than Just an Applicants’ Income

July 15, 2022 Everyone loves a good survivor story.  Whether it is a group of 12 boys rescued from a cave in Thailand or the indomitable spirit of a soldier who endured more than two and a half years as a POW during World War II, these stories strike a chord with all of us.…

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6 Trigger Words And Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For

July 15, 2022 | Comments Off on 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 words that send them immediately into orbit.  Our industry is…

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Rents Continue Climbing Faster Than Pre-Pandemic Years

July 15, 2022 | Comments Off on Rents Continue Climbing Faster Than Pre-Pandemic Years

Apartment List says their national index rose by 1.3 percent over the course of June, “consistent with last month’s increase” but so far in 2022 “rents are growing more slowly than they did in 2021, but rents continue climbing faster than they did in the years immediately preceding the pandemic.” In the June report, Apartment List…

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Court Upholds Law Requiring Landlords Pay Rent To Evicted Tenants

June 29, 2022 | Comments Off on Court Upholds Law Requiring Landlords Pay Rent To Evicted Tenants

By  John Triplett June 28, 2022 A federal appeals court in California has upheld a law requiring landlords to pay one month of rent to evicted tenants, according to reports. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the  court has upheld a California law requiring a property owner who legally evicts a tenant to pay one month…

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How To Waterproof Your Rental Property Basement

June 29, 2022 | Comments Off on How To Waterproof Your Rental Property Basement

Courtesy of Rental Housing Journal The basement is an important part of your property to protect so let’s take a look at the issues around how to best waterproof your rental property basement. By Phil Schaller Learn More

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