Mold and Rental Properties – by Rick Bruce

Over the past few years, one of the problems that seem to have taken on increased importance for property managers is mold. When a property is suspected to have a mold problem, this becomes a potential health issue for the tenants, but it also becomes a potential liability issue for the property owners or managers.…

Did You Know Column – by Dennis Block

Guests Staying Over 30 Days If you allow a guest to stay in your home or unit for 30 days, you will not be able to just lock them out. Calling the police will not remedy the situation.  Guests that you allow to occupy your property for 30 days become a “tenant at will”. The…

Wit, Humor and Wisdom in the Law – by Dale Albertstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  Every few years, I break from my tradition of writing educational articles for AOA’s monthly magazine.  As Apartment Owner Association members know, those serious type of articles have dealt with such legal topics as compliance with all the new resident manager laws, California’s new sick leave laws, how to avoid oppressive laundry leases,…

How Will We Be Remembered – Legacy of Deceit, Selfishness and Denial or Solving Unsustainable Problems? – by Terry Moore, CCIM

A poignant cartoon shows two desperate shipwreck survivors in a life raft. We see the circling sharks, but not at the lifeboat’s other end. One says, “Look at them bail! It’s a shame there’s a hole in their end of the boat.” Every level of government has trillions of unfunded liabilities: debt, pension and healthcare…

5 Signs You Need a Property Manager – by Taryn Spiller

Property managers of the future are focused on technology. This allows them to cater to the tech-savvy tenants of the world today and create an effortless process for multifamily owners. If you’re an owner or landlord and answer yes to any of the questions below, it’s time to hire a property manager of the future.

Delaware Statutory Trust 1031 Exchange Insights – by Chay Lapin, Senior Vice President, Kay Properties and Investments

Recently, a client in a 1031 Exchange with $4,000,000 of equity was working with another registered representative and talking to a sponsor directly. In talking with Kay Properties and Investments, they learned that we specialize in Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 Exchanges and that we have access to a variety of DST properties from many…