Are they the right agent for your unique exposures and insurance/risk management needs? Is your agents an “independent agent” or a “captive agent” and why would this matter in selecting your insurance agent? Do they specialize in the apartment and/or real estate industry and does this really matter? Does your insurance agent have a part…Details
Facebook Advertising – One Landlord’s Experience I believe Facebook marketing will be important consideration for future marketing/advertising if current trends continue. You can use Facebook marketing in multiple ways. Here is what I have done:Details
Question One: I own a rent controlled building in the City of Los Angeles. I have a tenant that signed a one-year lease and currently is on a month to month tenancy. When the tenancy was initiated, he never paid the security deposit. He promised he would pay me after the first month, but that…Details
There is one thing I can always depend upon as a rental property owner and that is eventually the tenant I just rented to will move out. Vacancy is just one part of a natural cycle of rental property ownership. Many landlords haveDetails
The unemployment rate has declined for seven years; the economy has been in expansion for more than six years; and the stock market has more than tripled since 2009. Things are definitely better, right? Yet you wouldn’t know that based on the results of several recent polls.
The “Tenant Protections Ordinance,” (Ord. 171-15), dubbed “Kim 2.0” after its main sponsor Supervisor Jane Kim became effective on Nov. 9, 2015. While the new law made its intent clear, the details of its implementation were left to the Rent Board. At its November 10, 2015 meeting, the Rent Board decided that the law’s non-relative…Details
Why do HVAC Systems Need Regular Maintenance? Owners of commercial buildings sometimes overlook the maintenance of their HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning) systems. I recently had a meeting with clients who own a 20,000 square foot building where they had installed a new HVAC system at the cost of $100,000. Because it was new…Details
Q: I have a tenant who has paid in checks for the past two months. I have not had any trouble cashing the checks; however I prefer to have cash. Can I demand that the tenant pay me in cash?
With widespread technology use by residents of all ages and the rise of the Millennial generation, property-wide WiFi, Gigabit speeds, WiFi calling and smart home features are what’s next in technology trends for apartments in 2015.
A judge has ordered a landlord who was involved in a dispute with a Muslim tenant to learn Islam as part of her punishment for a fight in which the renter was “pushed” down a flight of stairs – prompting a legal analyst to describe the action as “a constitutional outrage.”