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Archive for July, 2019

Are You Consistent With Your Tenant Screening? By – Patricia A. Harris

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To avoid lawsuits for discrimination, every landlord should have a list of written rental criteria that describes your minimum acceptable rental qualifications.  This list may or may not be shared with your rental applicants when you give them an application. However, by giving a prospective renter this list, it may save you time in processing unqualified applicants as they can then determine if they qualify and wish to proceed with the application fee and credit check process.   […]

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5 Things that Set Great Apartment Investors Apart by – TERRY MOORE, CCIM

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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Great apartment investors differ from other investors.  For a generation, I’ve served 200+ successful investors and 2000+ others who never closed any investment escrow. These five major differences set great apartment investors apart from the pack. […]

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Politicians Embrace Socialism at Their Own Peril By – Gary Halbert

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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My readership has long been dominated by free-market conservatives who believe in lower
taxes, less regulation and smaller government. Yet I have always had a smaller contingent of
readers who are big government liberals, but they like reading me to help them understand how
conservatives think. I appreciate everyone who reads my work. […]

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Fair Housing Tips – What to Do with a Hoarder By Ellen Clark

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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People with disabilities face particular challenges when it comes to housing and have special protections under fair housing law. Disabilities include both physical and mental impairments. It may not always be obvious that someone has a disability, which can make complying with fair housing law in this area a little tricky.  […]

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ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS L.A. COUNTY RENT CONTROL MEASURES EXTENDED

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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The temporary rent control measures in unincorporated Los Angeles will remain in place through the end of the year. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to extend—and expand the ordinance.  The measure was originally set to expire in June, but will remain in effect until December 31st when a permanent ordinance will most likely be put in place. […]

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DID YOU KNOW By – Dennis Block

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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Bed Bugs 

California Law enacted in July 2017 requires landlords to follow certain guidelines for bed bugs. Specifically, the law states the following: […]

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California Continues to Trample Property Owners’ Rights

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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The below two cases have been filed by Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) on behalf of property owners.

Government Can’t Force Tenants for Life

Mr. Pakdel is a small business owner in Ohio. In 2009 he bought what’s known as a “tenancy in common” (TIC) apartment in San Francisco and leased it to a residential tenant. As part of the purchase, Pakdel signed an agreement with the other owners to convert the building’s six units into condominiums. But the City of San Francisco requires that property owners doing this conversion must offer lifetime leases to any tenants. Rather than allow the city to trample his property rights by dictating the use of his own property, Pakdel is fighting the unconstitutional mandate in federal court. […]

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Landlord Mistakes – Don’t be Held Hostage by Your Tenants By – Sharon Vornholt

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This guest article is on landlord mistakes written by Debbie Vornholt, and I have a story for you. It’s the first of the month, and I had a tenant that I just love named Bob come in to pay his rent.  Bob is a commercial tenant of ours that has a successful tattoo parlor, but he also rents a house from another landlord.  We were talking about business, and he said he just loved renting a house because he just called the landlord to fix things.  This drives me crazy! […]

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5 Easy DIY Projects That Can Add Value to Your Rental Property By – the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

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Looking for simple and inexpensive ways to boost your property value? Here are five easy “Do it Yourself” projects that can add value to your rental property, especially if you are on a tight budget, from maintenance company Keepe. Use this guide to pick the best do-it-yourself projects that save you money and increase your property’s appeal. […]

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Why You Should Never Rent to Your Friends By – Clifford A. Hockley

Posted on 01. Jul, 2019 by .

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Landlord:  Ken

Property Type:  Apartments

Famous Last Words:  “Sure, I can do a favor for an old friend.”

Ken’s friend Finley called him up and asked him to rent an apartment unit to his daughter, Stephanie.  Ken and Finley had been golf buddies for 25 years and Ken had no qualms about renting to Finley’s family. […]

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