A Vacant Property is a Problem Property By – Bill Biko

When you have a vacant property, you have multiple problems. You’re losing income You’re paying out of your pocket to support the property You insurance may go up if it’s vacant more than 30-60 days (did you realize you often need to report extended vacancies to your insurance company or your insurance is void?) No…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1:  Can I require my tenant to professionally clean the carpets before they leave or can I have it done after they leave and deduct the cost from their deposit? Answer 1:  The tenant has a duty to return the unit to its state or condition when first rented (normal wear and tear excepted),…

The New Prop. 10: Rent Control Could Be On State Ballot Again In 2020 by – Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

Prop. 10’s defeat in the 2018 election has not dampened enthusiasm for a statewide rent control measure. Despite the resounding defeat of Prop. 10 in last November’s election—the initiative lost in all but one of the state’s 58 counties, with only San Franciscans giving it majority support—original sponsor Michael Weinstein and his Los Angeles-based AIDS…