Question One: Prior to moving into my apartment, my tenant asked me to remove my refrigerator as she had her own unit. It is has been four years and the refrigerator has stopped working. She is stating that I am responsible to repair or replace this unit. Am I legally responsible?
Who would have thought that our homeless population is hopelessly linked to rent control, also known as tenant welfare? Sometimes, the best of intentions end up producing the worst of results as unintended consequences. Many renters, government officials and city employees think that artificially induced price controls on rent will help community members. This is…Details
The following are one dozen small and inexpensive extra things that landlords can add to properties which can make their properties more enticing to prospective residents. These suggestions were made by several different landlords nationwide. 12 Cheap and Easy Bling ImprovementsDetails
A good gate installer is likely to explain the benefits of designing an automatic gate system that’s right for your property. If “I just don’t want passing drivers turning around in my driveway” is the only reason you’ve considered so far, let’s give you a little more food for thought.
When I look back at my first rental property purchase more than 10 years ago, I am amazed at my good fortune. Because there were plenty of times, as a part-time real estate investor with a full-time career outside of real estate, I tried to talk myself out of that first purchase. And there were…Details
The AOA Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference last month was a huge success! You should have been there! Our members were more educated, motivated and stimulated by some very knowledgeable speakers who helped give them that one idea that would help them make and keep more money than ever! Some even walked away with…Details
Controller Dead Wrong on Property Taxes – By Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
California’s State Controller, Betty Yee, normally displays a measured, albeit liberal, view of California fiscal affairs. While viewed as reasonably competent and not given to hyperbole, her recent statement in a local government blog was one she must have known to be flat wrong.
Something to Think About #49 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part 12 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107 MLO: 249261
Continued from Part 11: Her next step was to call Stu D. and ask him to arrange three days next week and another three days two weeks later so she could have different contractors inspect the property for repairs. Mr. Chicken flew right to the ceiling at that request.
Lawsuit Filed to Force City of Berkeley to Correct Misleading Ballot Language – By Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition
Proposed tax increase on landlords overstates revenue projections and hides exemptions for politically influential real estate developers: In an extraordinary move, the City of Berkeley has refused to correct official ballot language that overstates revenue estimates from a proposed tax increase and conceals exemptions for politically influential real estate developers and owners of new luxury…Details
Question 1: I own a condominium in Oakland. How much can I legally raise the rent on a month to month basis? The tenant has been there more than a year.