Question One: I have a tenant who moved after serving me proper notice. The condition of the unit was terrible. The tenant left trash and junk everywhere. The premises looked like it had never been cleaned. To haul out all this stuff will probably fill half of a dumpster. The carpets were damaged beyond cleaning…Details
Does your insurance policy cover when a toilet overflows, the drains back up, a sewer line breaks or sends water gushing in from the street, or when the sump pump malfunctions?
Text messaging in a tenant or prospective tenant is a convenient way to communicate. It can be done quickly without having to wait for someone to answer, leave a message or wait for a callback and without having to engage in conversation. It can be done without
Hello everybody. After my serious article last month about California’s new sick leave law which becomes operative July 1, 2015 (essentially mandating that every California employee working more than 30 hours a year must be provided with at least 3 days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per annum), I thought
During the past month it was my privilege to speak several times at seminars for the Apartment Owners Association of California, Inc. (AOA). I opened each talk asking the audience, “What is the most important word in real estate?” From a very experienced crowd, there were numerous responses. Of course, one of the responses was…Details
The Big Show You’ll want to remember to mark your calendars for the big “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” next month. The big show will be held on Thursday, May 14th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Hall C, 300 East Ocean!Details
Last year, I wrote about the massive court consolidation and cutbacks in every county in Southern California. In order to increase your chances on winning once you do get into court, here are some simple guidelines you should practice before you begin an eviction.
Dear L.A. Times: “Who Supports Retrofits?”Details
Only weeks after leaving office in 2017, a former politician discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come out and fix it. Joe drives to the new house located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago where all the residents have a net income of more than $250,000…Details
The landlord business has changed over the past three to five years. Increased numbers of tenant attorneys, jury trials, court closures and staff layoffs all result in longer, more costly evictions for landlords. Tenants and their attorneys attempt to force landlords into settlements on unfavorable terms or accepting a tenant who has