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Archive for January, 2019

Legal Q & A By: Franco Simone

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Q: I am a landlord and my tenant normally pays me the rent in person. A person I have never met is trying to pay the rent on behalf of my tenant.  The check has the name of the third party on it and I do not want to create a tenancy with this new […]

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Stop! Don’t File Your Taxes in April if You Started a 1031 Exchange in the Last Quarter of the Year- By Betty Friant

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Betty Friant:  So, Dwight.  Thanks for taking the time to go over a critical part of the 1031 Exchange process.

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The Property Manager’s Guide to Tenant Selection by – David Crown

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Property managers are in the business of eliminating stress and headaches for property owners. Since nothing can complicate the life of a property owner quite like an irresponsible or malicious tenant, tenant selection is of the utmost importance in this industry, and it’s something I’ve devoted a great deal of time to refining.

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Landlords Fined $2.25 Million for Running Illegal Airbnb! By -The Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

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Two landlords who own 17 buildings have been fined $2.25 million in penalties and investigation costs after unlawfully renting out 14 apartments on Airbnb, according to a release.

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Tips for Conducting Applicant Screening That Complies with Fair Housing Law By- Ellen Clark

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Here are some tips for conducting applicant screening in a way that complies with Fair Housing law and makes all people feel welcome in your community.  They will help you avoid screening pitfalls.

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Did You Know Column By – Dennis Block

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Requiring a Tenant to Perform Certain Maintenance Many times, a landlord will require a tenant to perform gardening or pool service, as a condition of their tenancy. In some cases, a rent credit is afforded to compensate the tenant.

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Seven Steps to Increase Resident Retention By – Lori Hammond

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Many property management reports focus on occupancy. Every week, how many move-ins will you have? What do you have as preleases? The number of lease renewals is equally important.

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Landlords Take City of Oakland to Court Over Unconstitutional Tenant Relocation!

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When the Air Force assigned Lyndsey and Sharon Ballinger to Washington, D.C.in 2015, the Ballingers kept their Oakland, California, house and rented it out on a month-to-month lease so they could move back.

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The 10 Commandments of Property Management By – Phil Pustejovsky

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You’re about to discover the 10 commandments of property management.

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Something to Think About #76 By – Klarise Yahya

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Emily’s Notes: Triple-Net Properties This last election was only the latest battle of a seemingly endless war, but Emily was at least temporarily relieved when Proposition 10, the “Local Rent Control Initiative” failed by a vote of 60% to 40%. That rent control measure would have allowed localities to layer new burdens on residential landlords, […]

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