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Archive for December, 2018

Legal Questions and Answers By – Franco Simone, Esq.

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Q: I do not allow pets in my apartments. I have a tenant who is claiming that her cat is “an emotional support animal” and she says that she is entitled to a reasonable accommodation.  Do I have to let her keep the cat? A: Yes, a landlord must work with a disabled tenant to […]

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How Accidental Landlords Can Avoid Two Common Mistakes by – David Crown

Posted on 01. Dec, 2018 by .

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Ownership of property might seem like something that can only happen through careful planning, but as a property manager in Los Angeles, I get calls all the time from folks who’ve become landlords through unplanned scenarios. Maybe a family member has passed away and willed them a property. Maybe they wanted to sell their home […]

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Is Marijuana a Reasonable Accomodation? by – Ellen Clark

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Marijuana and the Fair Housing Act are questions that often come up these days amid changing laws so this week the Grace Hill training tip takes a look at the issue. Marijuana use is on the rise across the United States. Thirty states and theDistrict of Columbia have legalized marijuana use for medicinal or recreational purposes.

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What You Should Know About Online Rent Collections By – Zachary Lawrence JD

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I spend way too much time handling and processing monthly rent checks. During the beginning of each month, I’m driving to my office, collecting rents, opening envelopes, endorsing checks, entering the data into a software program, and making multiple trips to the bank.  I know all of my bank tellers by name and bring them […]

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Unlocking the Mystery of Maintenance Expenses By- Lori Hammond

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“Here’s the list of the supplies we need.” Maintenance expense is often the expense area where there always seems to be more days in a month than dollars in the budget. Every week a stock of supplies is ordered.  All too often, it results in overrunning the budget.  Work orders have to be completed.  Apartment […]

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Did You Know By – Dennis Block

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Tenant Abandoning If you suspect that your tenant has abandoned your unit, you have the right to enter to confirm it. You should serve a 24-hour notice to enter the dwelling by posting it on the front door.  You should only enter during normal business hours and days, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 […]

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Ways to Thank Your Tenants This Holiday Season! By Patricia A. Harris

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Here’s a statement you don’t hear too often – “Wow … my landlord gave me a gift this holiday season!”

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How to Increase NOI by Meeting Your Residents’ Broadband Needs By – Kurt Fisette

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The internet plays a critical role in our lives. It has evolved from a luxury to a necessity, revolutionizing the way we work, play and communicate.

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Why Many Baby Boomers Consider DST 1031 Exchanges by – Don Meredith

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Many savvy investors from the “Baby Boomer” generation own highly-appreciated real estate assets and income properties. However, as they enter retirement, some of these real estate investors would prefer to not deal with day-to-day property management – from maintenance problems, and tenant issues to juggling rent checks and leases. Below you’ll learn why a Delaware […]

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The Risk in Writing-Off Almost Anything By – Nick Schoch

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Should you write-off almost anything? Maybe not if you want to refinance your property and get access to your hard-earned equity. Consider that for every $1 reduction in reportable income, you could decrease your potential loan amount by $11-13.

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