Legal Q & A By – Franco Simone, Esq.

Q: I hired a property management company to take over managing my properties. What do I need to do to let my tenants know that I will not be managing my properties anymore?  A: You are required to serve your tenants with a notice of change of ownership/management every time ownership or management changes. This…

California Court Affirms $93,000 Judgment Against Property Management Company for Deferred Maintenance By – Jesshill E. Love

You own and operate a property management company in California.  You have your license, you’ve done the training, you’ve provided excellent service to your clients, and built your business … but, you’re concerned aren’t you?  What if something goes wrong?  What if there is a fire? What about deferred maintenance? Am I doing everything I…

Legal Q & A by – Rich Beckman

Question 1: My tenant just gave me 30 days written notice. If I give her a 24-hour notice via email or text, can I show the unit to prospective new tenants? I thought this was a given but she claims I can’t show the place until she has vacated the property. Thanks in advance for your…

Did You Know By – Dennis Block

Comfort Pets Check out this commonplace occurrence. A prospective tenant fills out an application and indicated that she has no pets. A lease is signed which states that this is a “no pet” building. After the deal is consummated, the tenant presents a letter from a doctor who indicates that she has a disability and…