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.
Service Animals, Assistance Animals and Rental Property Laws in Marin, CA – Tips from a Professional Property Manager
Today we’re talking about service and assistance animals. This is a relatively new area that landlords have to grapple with and it applies only to residential housing. Numerous federal laws regulate housing, specifically in regard to people with disabilities. In an effort to clarify those laws, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued an […]
There are many laws that affect housing, including regulatory measures that protect the rights of tenants. There are also a number of federal laws that set minimum standards for the quality of rental properties and state and local laws that supplement the federal legislation. Today, we are sharing information about some of the current housing […]
Today’s blog is about discrimination in rental housing. It’s often difficult to navigate the murky waters in respect to rental housing. You sometimes have prospective tenants calling in and asking very leading questions. If you answer those questions in the same way they were asked, you could be putting yourself in danger of a discrimination […]
Selecting a property management company is a decision that can have long lasting impacts on your real estate investment. A good property manager can make your life a lot easier while a bad property manager can make you wish you had never purchased real estate to begin with. Having a clear idea of the process […]