Receive news, updates and special deals by Joining AOA's Online Newsletter. Click now to sign up!

Archive for January, 2019

Legal Q & A By: Franco Simone

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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 party.  Do I have to accept it? [...]

Continue Reading

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

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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

Continue Reading

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

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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. [...]

Continue Reading

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

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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. [...]

Continue Reading

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

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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. [...]

Continue Reading

Did You Know Column By – Dennis Block

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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. [...]

Continue Reading

Seven Steps to Increase Resident Retention By – Lori Hammond

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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. [...]

Continue Reading

The 10 Commandments of Property Management By – Phil Pustejovsky

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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

Continue Reading

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

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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. [...]

Continue Reading

Something to Think About #76 By – Klarise Yahya

Posted on 01. Jan, 2019 by .

0
Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Digg

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, including the owners of single family residences (SFRs) and condos. [...]

Continue Reading