The purpose of qualifying is to make certain that the future resident can meet the needs of your community and vice versa. Qualifying not only saves the leasing professional time, but saves the
If you owned property at the beginning of 2013, you have to have a smile on your face today – right? After a near-record price increase in 2013, many headed into 2014 full of
Preventing Renter Fraud – Background and Credit Checks are Not Foolproof – By Glen Garrity, Police Detective (Retired)
In 2008, I was part of a group of Newport Beach PD detectives that arrested eight people in an identity theft ring. The criminals made fake credit cards (with real credit card numbers) and fake driver’s licenses to match.
The logic goes that cities with expensive homes, high wage earners and a high standard of living would precipitate an increase in the minimum wage to keep pace with the average cost of living. But might it also be true that a healthy increase in the minimum wage would
Any landlord who has done an eviction knows that tenants always claim the landlord breached the “warranty of habitability” as a defense to an eviction. In order to be successful, a tenant must prove
The Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute joined local property owners in filing a lawsuit against the City and County of San Francisco. The lawsuit challenges a new ordinance that dramatically increases relocation payments that landlords must make to tenants who are lawfully evicted under the state’s Ellis Act.
According to a recent survey by Matrix Information, three billion people around the globe have access to Internet-based services and E-mail. In addition, this report expects electronic commerce to grow from $3.2 trillion in 2013 to $6.2 trillion by the year 2015. Is your property management company ready for these exploding communication and
Arriving home one hectic day from work, all I wanted to do was nothing. Instead, I arrived to find a little pond in my front yard that had not been there when I left that morning. As you can imagine, I wasn’t very happy and
Over a year ago, I wrote an article about what changes were going to take place because the Los Angeles Superior Court system had implemented 60 million dollars in cutbacks and laid off over a quarter of the court employees since 2008. I projected
Earthquake Liability Dear AOA: While it is a good idea to report court cases affecting landlords, the AOA article referencing the Paso Robles “earthquake liability” case is potentially misleading. The case did not