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Archive for June, 2013

Biggest and Most Common Mistakes Landlords Make – By Patricia A. Harris

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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 Over the years, your AOA Advisors have been presented with several scenarios that again and again cause landlords unnecessary grief, time and money.  Below is a compiled list of members’ questions we have received and mistakes […]

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Adverse Possession, Easements, and a New Twist – by Dale S. Alberstone Esq.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Hello everybody.  My discussion this month focuses on a surprising ruling concerning adverse possession in a case just decided by the California Court of Appeal.  Specifically, the Court endorsed an […]

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Visitor’s Service Animal and Transgender Tenants

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Question: I manage a 12-unit apartment complex.  My complex has a strict no pets policy.  We understand that under federal and state Fair Housing law, we may need to make an exception to our no-pet policy for […]

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Tenant Screening: Critical to Your Success as a Landlord – By Cliff Hockley

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A True Story

We had a friend who called us up and asked us to rent an apartment unit to his daughter. He asked us if we would make an exception and not screen her if […]

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Bed Bugs May Be in Your Area! – By Nataly Bryce

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Bed Bug infestations can quickly cripple any business or multi-family living complex. Even the cleanest and best-maintained buildings have bed bug problems. They […]

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What’s Happening in the Multi-Family Market? – By Randy Drummer

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2013 to See Developers Add Largest – Number of Multifamily Units Since 2009

With continued strong demand for apartments being met by a legitimate multifamily building boom in many U.S.cities, increasing apartment rents are expected to […]

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Homeowners Locked Out – By Jon Coupal

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Readers of our articles are fully aware that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is the leading voice for California’s beleaguered homeowners and […]

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Parking Issues: Seven Tips for Towing Cars – By Nick Frantz

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I don’t know a property manager who doesn’t grapple with parking issues.   At best, they’re a hassle.  At worst, they threaten resident safety, satisfaction and […]

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Strategies for Avoiding Fair Housing Complaints – Part 3 – By Michael A. Brennan, Esq.

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In the last article, I gave a brief overview of the Fair Housing laws, who enforces them, and who can be found liable for the violation of those laws. In this article, I will address the most common mistakes […]

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Living Small – The Micro-Apartment Craze – By Ethan Epstein

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New York Citymayor Michael Bloomberg has always been interested in real estate. The billionaire media tycoon owns – as The Weekly Standard goes to press […]

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