Landlords are always concerned about safety issues in their investment property. But there is no better time than during the holidays, to remind your tenants of some basic steps they can take to keep themselves and the property they live in safe.Holidaydecorations present many “opportunities” for landlords to encounter additional liability.
IRS Doles Out $6.8 Billion in Refunds to Illegals The Internal Revenue Service regularly issues something called Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs) to people living in the US, but who are not eligible for a Social Security number. The ITIN program was created in 1996 so that these people can file tax returns. However, most…Details
Something to Think About # 3: Mr. Dent is Wrong – Probably By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261
From CNBC: The latest round of extraordinary Federal Reserve stimulus is risky and leaves little room to maneuver should another crisis hit, economist Lawrence Lindsey told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday. Lindsey said that with the Fed purchasing at least $40 billion a month in mortgage debt through QE3, “they are buying the entire deficit.”…Details
Q: I purchased a house at foreclosure and discovered that the tenants living inside the home have a one year lease agreement with the previous owner. The rent that they are required to pay is the fair market rent. Do I have to honor this agreement?
New Laws for 2013 For this edition of the AOA Northern California Question and Answer column, I have been asked if there are any new laws starting January 1, 2013 that might affect property owners and landlords. There are several, and many of them involve foreclosure proceedings as they affect tenancies. Below is a survey,…Details
Question One: I have a tenant who broke a bathroom faucet that cost $300. I replaced it with a temporary faucet costing $49.00. I would like to replace it with a similar faucet, like the one that was broken. I am asking the tenant to reimburse me for the new faucet, with no luck. What…Details
Success is what apartment ownership is all about! We work, save a part of all we earn and then invest our savings in providing housing for others. The politicians did not see us when we lived frugally and did without, in order to save enough for a down payment on an apartment building. “Instant gratification”…Details
Consider this a friendly reminder that new requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) detectors kick in on January 1, 2013. Effective on that date, (next month), all rental housing units will be required to be equipped with CO detectors. The below information has been obtained from the office of the Fire Marshall for State of California…Details
A warm inviting smile from our staff is the perfect crowning glory to your holiday decorating efforts. Greet everyone with a warm welcome and ensure your faces and attitudes reflect the same joyous message that is presented by your community décor. Nobody wants to lease an apartment from The Grinch! Don’t be distracted by the…Details
New Legislation that Affects Landlords By Noni Richen, SPOSFI Board Member AB 1953 (Ammiano): Tenant Notice AB 1953 expands on the existing requirement that, after an ownership or managerial change of a rental property, the tenant must be given formal notice of the change and provided with the name, phone number, and address of the…Details