Earthquake Safety: Don’t Forget to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset! – by Carmen Chu, San Francisco Assessor-Recorder

Although earthquake retrofits are considered “new construction” as defined by Prop 13, they are excluded from reassessment. Northern California’s wildfires, the earthquake in Napa, and the recent storms and flooding in Sacramento and Santa Clara counties all remind us that natural disasters can happen at any time, and that it’s never too late to prepare.…

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant that moved a “service dog” in before telling us. It took him several weeks to produce a letter regarding this “service dog.”  When I went to check it out, the “doctor” doesn’t practice at the place that is on the letterhead and the phone number is an answering machine…

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Property Management Leadership Requires Timely Information! © – by Ernest F. Oriente, The Coach

Technology continues to connect us faster and from greater distances, until time zones and the miles between us no longer matter.  These changes are happening at a blistering pace and timely information is allowing property management leaders to operate their companies and their properties with a new set of rules.  Thomas Friedman, author of “The…

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