All apartment communities use various means to attract new renters. Many forms of advertising have minimal costs in dollars, (i.e. online ads, signs, banners, word of mouth referrals, etc.). Yet the time and money it takes to create and design some of these ads AND make sure they are well placed to capture attention, is…Details
Q: My tenant is requesting to add a roommate to her lease; do I have to allow my tenant to have a roommate? A: First, you will need to review your lease or rental agreement with this tenant. As a landlord, you may include a clause in your lease or rental agreement that authorizes or…Details
How Long Before Developers Walk Away From Unrealistic Affordable Housing Projects? – by Deborah Lopez, SPOSFI Business Member
Affordable housing, inclusionary housing, below market-rate (BMR) housing, middle-income housing. All these buzzwords describe different aspects of San Francisco’s efforts to address the escalating shortage of housing for those who can’t afford to buy or rent a home in the city’s hyper-competitive market. So far, the Board of Supervisors has instituted no new rent control…Details
Question 1: My Oakland tenant has to be displaced due to water damage in the apartment, caused by a pipe failure. We have secured them a place in a local hotel, and we are only charging them the pro rata share of the rent they were paying. Can they lawfully demand or request that a…Details
In the California real estate and lending community, and especially for non real estate attorneys (normal people!), there is some misunderstanding and hidden mystery about what a notice of lis pendens is, what is its function, and what is its place in the law and the world of California real estate. This article will unravel…Details
Every Property Manager Can Keep These 4 New Years Resolutions – by Mary Girsch-Bock, for PropertyManager.com, a Service of AppFolio
Well, it’s the New Year – as you think about your resolutions, why not resolve to tackle the issues that have proven to be your nemesis? While the list of resolutions will vary widely from manager to manager, there’s likely a few things that all will agree would be of help in 2017. Here are…Details
A King’s Ransom for ‘Public Servants’? – by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Once upon a time we called them “public servants.” Today, most taxpayers struggle to keep a straight face when this term is used to describe the well-paid, elite who govern us.
Have you ever heard of or perhaps spoken the words “If I knew then what I know now I would have done things differently?” I believe most of us have … I know I certainly have. I often wished I had the ability to do some things over with the wisdom I have acquired over…Details
Eight out of 10 renters use online resources in their search, and most reach out to at least five landlords or property managers in the process of searching for their new place, according to a new report on home buying and renting from Zillow.
Phone calls, emails, leasing tours, resident interactions … these are just a few of the things taking place in a leasing office on any given day. Leasing teams are the definition of walking, talking multitaskers – creating inefficiencies on the best days and organized chaos on the worst. With leasing quotas to reach and individual…Details