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Archive for April, 2014

20 Reasons to Reject an Applicant – By Robert Cain

Posted on 01. Apr, 2014 by .

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  1.  Cannot pay the security deposit or fees in advance.
  2. Has a credit history of unpaid bills, collections, liens or judgments or has no  credit history. [...]

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Legal Q & A – By Richard Beckman, Attorney

Posted on 01. Apr, 2014 by .

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Question 1: One of my tenants wants to add a roommate in my Oakland building that is covered by the Oakland rent ordinance. Can I increase the rent because I pay garbage and water and because of the extra wear and tear? Can I also ask for more security deposit? [...]

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Legal Q & A – By Franco Simone, Esq.

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Q: I entered my rental unit without giving my tenant notice to measure the square footage of the unit.  My tenant found out about it and complained that I violated his right to privacy is he right? [...]

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Double Your Property Management Productivity…In 30 Days! © – by Ernest F. Oriente

Posted on 01. Apr, 2014 by .

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Double your personal productivity in 30 days?  Is it possible?  Absolutely!  This article will provide three important steps for making the best investment you have ever made…an investment in you!  Why is this critical?  Because a small investment made today will [...]

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More About Aid Animals – By Jim Straub

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The question I get most often about aid animals is whether one has to allow them, especially if you have a “no pet” policy in place.  Of course, once you have aid animals in your rental properties, there’s even more to know.  [...]

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Jury Awards Tenant $28.2 Million in Carbon Monoxide Case! – By Spence Law Firm, LLC.

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A Wyoming federal court jury awarded $28.2 million to a Casper, Wyoming woman who was poisoned by carbon monoxide from an outdated and unmaintained furnace in her apartment, said the Spence Law Firm. [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

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Question One: I own a small eight unit apartment building in West Hollywood which is under rent control. I would like to know why we cannot install a separate water meter for each apartment. The tenants will never use the water responsibly unless they pay for the water. Thank you. [...]

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How to Keep Good Tenants – and Your Sanity – By Robert S. Griswold, MBA

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An occupied rental unit is the key to your success as a property manager.  Yet, this basic fact is something many rental property owners quickly forget.  Advertising your vacancy, having a well-polished presentation, knowing all the [...]

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Perform Periodic Inspections to Preserve Property Value – By Nick Hubers

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Owning a rental can of course be a cumbersome task and require continual upkeep and maintenance by the owner and/or the property management company.  The purpose of this article is to summarize [...]

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Did You Smell That? Odors That Will Keep Renters from Moving In – By John Riordan

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We all love things that smell good; just check out the success of the perfume industry.  What man in his right mind would want to ask a woman for a date if she didn’t smell good?  And how many women [...]

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