Author’s Note: I wrote this article before COVID-19 had spiraled into the global pandemic it has since become. I aim to have another article ready soon that deals specifically with managing property during a challenging time like the current one. Until then, I hope this article serves as a helpful template for mastering property maintenance…Details
The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Please immediately issue monthly RENTAL VOUCHERS for April and each month thereafter during this state of emergency to those renters who “qualify” as losing their source of income caused by COVID-19! As a result of laws…Details
On April 6, 2020, the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California Courts, approved and adopted emergency rules regarding evictions. Although Governor Newsom and cities such as Los Angeles had previously enacted orders, these new rules supersede existing laws regarding the filing of unlawful detainer actions. Under the new California Rules of Court,…Details
A previous article warns us of imposed fines for not following the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. Two companies were just fined over $42,000!If your property was built before 1978, lead based paint was most likely used in its original construction. As an owner, hopefully, you are well aware of the dangers…Details
If I only had a roll of quarters for every time I heard that statement from an apartment owner interested in purchasing their own machines. After further research, they usually come to realize that the “agitation” of owning their own might be more than they think.
Question 1: My tenant complained about mold after a recent rain, and it’s the first I’ve heard of any problem with any water intrusion into the apartment (apparently, there was a cracked window that allowed a small amount of moisture to seep in which eventually resulted in mold below the window). The tenant is threatening…Details
As you are aware, California now has statewide rent control and with it comes some additional form requirements and updates to our Rental Agreement and/or Lease.
There are several signs that California multi-family rental property owners and managers should consider posting, depending on the characteristics of the property.
Petition to Our Governor, Mayors of all California Cities, City Councilmembers and County Supervisors
PRAY! To those of you who pray, we hereby ask you to pray to God for wisdom and understanding; for help in reacting and asking others to react properly to the coronavirus and the housing crisis; for a good and accurate understanding of the needs of those who consume housing and those who provide housing,…Details