2011

Managing your own property in San Diego

It’s OK to Manage Your Own Rental Property

November 29, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

Many people feel that they are perfectly capable of managing their San Diego rental property and opt to do so rather than hire a professional manager.  The fact is many of them are right. Here are a few points to...

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Negligence: The Landlord’s Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care

November 6, 2011 | | Articles | Comments Off on Negligence: The Landlord’s Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care

Landlords and property managers in California need to be aware of their obligations to maintain their rental properties so as to prevent unsafe conditions. "A person who owns, leases, occupies, controls property is...

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No Smoking Policies Encouraged by New Law

October 10, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

California landlords will now have the explicit legal right to restrict smoking in their rental units or on the premises under SB 332 which was signed by Governor Brown on September 6, 2011 and takes effect January...

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Walkable Neighborhoods

What’s the Walk Score of Your Property?

July 18, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

What’s your Walk Score?® Walk Score // Here’s an interesting website that rates how desirable your rental property is based on its walk-ability .  How does your San Diego property rate?  Homes...

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The Federal Fair Housing Act: Sex Offenders, Juvenile Offenders and Drug Abusers, Part 3

June 18, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

This is Part 3 of a 3 part series.  Part 1 of this blog series discussed the Fair Housing Act’s definition of disability and the requirements for landlords to make reasonable accommodations for disabled tenants....

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The Federal Fair Housing Act: When is an Accomodation Reasonable and Can a Landlord Deny a Request? Part 2

June 10, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series.  Part 1 of this blog series discussed the Fair Housing Act’s definition of disability and the requirements for landlords to make reasonable accommodations for disabled tenants and...

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Federal Fair Housing Act and Reasonable Accommodations, Part 1

June 7, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

Every landlord and property manager should be very familiar with the federal Fair Housing Act and the seven prohibited basis of discrimination:  race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and...

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CO Detector Deadline Approaching

May 27, 2011 | | Articles | No Comments

SB 183, which was signed by former Governor Schwarzenegger last year, requires carbon monoxide detectors be installed in all residential rental houses by July of 2011 and all other residential units by January 1,...

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Habitability and Maintenance

March 16, 2011 | | Videos | No Comments

Knowing your responsibility to maintain the rental property along with a proactive maintenance plan can save money, headaches and encourage long term...

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Landlord Tenant Move In Process

The Importance of a Detailed Move-In Process

February 15, 2011 | | Uncategorized | No Comments

The importance of a sound, detailed Move In process can not be overstated.  While not all possible scenarios can be anticipated, extra time taken at this stage of the landlord-tenant relationship will serve to set...

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