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ALERT! New mandatory California bedbug disclosure law affects every...

ALERT! Landlords beware! Every California landlord needs to know about the new law affecting e...

Sep 17, 2017

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Evictions: When a Tenant Refuses to Leave

Evictions are the worst part of landlording. No landlord would want to experience evicting tena...

Apr 20, 2017

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What to Do When Tenants Leave Their Belongings Behind

There will be times when you find yourself dealing with a tenant's abandoned personal belonging...

Apr 20, 2017

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10 Success Tips for Landlords

Landlords know that running a rental property comes with several challenges. For a landlord to ...

Apr 18, 2017

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Landlord Tip: Here's a powerful lease clause that will help state t...

Lease Clause: Identity of Tenants One of the most important items of a lease agreement sh...

Apr 06, 2017

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Changing the Lease

Landlords often want to propose changes to the lease agreement. If you as a landlord would want...

Apr 06, 2017

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Roommate Conflict Scenarios

Sometimes, prospective tenants may come to you and tell you that they are going to be roommates...

Apr 04, 2017

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Landlord's Entry or Access to Rental Property

Today, we are going to talk about your access rights to your rental unit. As a landlord, you mi...

Apr 04, 2017

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Landlord Tip: Here's a powerful lease clause that will help you hol...

Lease Clause: Joint And Several Liability An important lease clause that you should not m...

Mar 30, 2017

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Finding and Hiring an Attorney for Your Rental Unit

Many landlords can handle tenant issues by themselves without legal help. However, you may come...

Mar 30, 2017

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Finding and Hiring a Property Manager for Your Rental Unit

At some point, you may decide that you no longer want to be a do-it-yourself landlord and you w...

Mar 28, 2017

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Finding and Hiring Maintenance Workers for Your Rental Unit

Unless you have a background in construction and repair work, you can't handle all maintenance ...

Mar 28, 2017

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How Can Landlords Deal With Tenant Maintenance and Repairs?

Maintenance and repair issues can happen anytime in a renter's tenancy period. Tenants may call...

Mar 23, 2017

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Landlord Tip: Here's a powerful lease clause to help protect tenan...

Lease Clause: Renter's Insurance A common mistake that renters make is assuming that landlords...

Mar 23, 2017

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Landlord Tip: Here's a powerful lease clause to help you carry out ...

Lease Clause: Property Inspections/Right to Entry As a landlord, you have the right to enter y...

Mar 21, 2017

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Doing a Walk-Through Inspection Before a Tenant Moves In

After you have drafted your lease, exchanged it with a tenant, and received your first month's ...

Mar 21, 2017

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Having the Lease Signed

In this article, I will be discussing with you the move-in process. After you have put together...

Mar 16, 2017

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Lease Agreement: Things Your Rental Lease Should Contain

A rental agreement or lease form specifies all the rules and expectations that a landlord and t...

Mar 16, 2017

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How Do You Turn Down a Tenant Applicant the Right Way?

Some landlords find it hard to reject a tenant applicant. You might feel uncomfortable to say "...

Mar 14, 2017

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3 Ways to Screen Potential Tenants

Photo By Scott Maxwell via StockPholio.net As a landlord, your goal is to rent out your proper...

Mar 14, 2017

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Showing Your Rental Property to Prospective Tenants

After you've successfully advertised your rental property, interested applicants may start cont...

Mar 09, 2017

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Rental Housing Modifications for Disabled Tenants

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers rental housing. As a landlord, it's impor...

Mar 09, 2017

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Assistance Animals and Your Obligations as a Landlord

Today, we are going to talk about Assistance Animals. There are 3 types of Assistance Animals, ...

Mar 07, 2017

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Preventing Illegal Discrimination

People who are looking for a place to live in expect to read advertisements that describe the p...

Mar 07, 2017

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Finding a Tenant and Advertising Your Rental Unit

Have you decided to rent out your unit? In your search for potential tenants to rent your prope...

Mar 02, 2017

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Asking for a Security Deposit from Your Tenant

A security deposit is a sum of money which you collect from your tenant on top of the first mon...

Mar 02, 2017

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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Rental Condo

Buyers, especially beginners consider condominiums as good investment properties for the reason...

Feb 23, 2017

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More Things to Consider Before You Put Your Unit up for Rent

Previously, we've tackled the lesson on Things to Consider Before You Rent Your Property. Sever...

Feb 21, 2017

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Considerations on Pricing Your Unit

A common question that landlords ask is: "How much can I rent out my property for?" Properly p...

Feb 21, 2017

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Section 8 Program for Government-Subsidized Housing

As you put your first unit up for rent, you are going to get tenants who may ask the question, ...

Feb 16, 2017

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Basic Record Keeping System for Landlords

Keeping all records of your business as a landlord can be daunting at the beginning especially ...

Feb 15, 2017

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Insurance Issues for Landlords

As a landlord, it is important to safeguard yourself from the possibility of financial loss or ...

Feb 14, 2017

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Things to Consider Before You Rent Your Property

The first thing you need is to decide whether you should rent or sell your property. In order t...

Feb 14, 2017

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