As you may remember, in November of 2016, Prop 64 passed, making it legal to purchase and smoke marijuana in California. However, the federal government still considers it a controlled substance, which means it has to be regulated. Today, we are discussing how it is imperative that landlords make and enforce clear rules about smoking […]
If your tenant has an emotional support dog or a service animal, you need to know how to handle that situation, and how it differs from having a pet. Today, we’re talking about ESAs – or Emotional Support Animals.
When you’re trying to determine a rental price for your property in Marin, you need to prepare a market rental survey. This will help you evaluate the social and real estate condition of the market, analyze demand, and compare the differences in amenities and other properties. There are a few steps we suggest.
What You Need to Know About Government Regulations Regarding Water Heaters – Marin Property Management
There are some new government regulations in Marin regarding water heaters and their efficiency. As of April 16, 2015, the government imposed new manufacturing regulations upon water heaters. Newly fabricated water heaters must meet a higher efficiency standard. These standards have been set forth by the Department of Energy and through the NAECA – National […]
When you own Marin rental property, you need to understand the why and how of security deposits. Security deposits are strictly regulated by state and local laws. It’s important for you to know these laws, otherwise you can get into trouble.
As a landlord, you have a fundamental responsibility to adhere to habitability requirements. You need to keep your property in good condition so your tenants can live there safely. Most owners don’t always know about this legal responsibility, so today we’re talking about what you need to know when it comes to Bay area rental […]
Understanding how to properly screen an applicant is a major part of Marin County property management. You might feel you have a good sense of people and when you show a residence, the prospective tenants like it and you like them, so you give them an application. It probably seems easy enough to run a […]
In a previous blog, we spoke about the move in inspection and the importance of it being clear, concise, detailed and accurate. During the move out inspection, you’ll be referring to that report, and if you did your homework up front, the move out inspection should go relatively smoothly.
Today we are talking about the move in inspection report. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of an accurately completed move in inspection report that is signed and dated by you and your tenant. It’s mandatory that you and your tenant both sign these forms. The safest approach is making the assumption that everything will end […]
Today’s blog covers preparing your property for rent. The expected financial return on your investment property will depend in great part on you. Many owners fail to realize that what they do or don’t do to the property will greatly impact how well the property maintains and grows in value.