December Holiday Ideas for Multifamily Communities

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!

How to Solve the Number One Problem in Landlord-Tenant Relationships – Security Deposit Refunds By Robert Griswold, CRE®, CPM®, ARM®

If you own rental property in California, you need to comply with special rules and procedures for vacating tenants.  California landlords must provide their tenants with written notice that they’re entitled to request and be present for an initial pre-move inspection.  A vacating tenant can decline, but if he accepts that the rental property owner…


Rising Rent Control Leading to Falling Development and Investment By – the National Multihousing Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An increasing number of jurisdictions recently have imposed rent control or are seriously considering doing so, leading many market participants to reconsider their investment decisions, according to the NMHC’s Quarterly Survey of Apartment Market Conditions, conducted in October 2019. Rent control legislation is continuing to expand with 58 percent of respondents saying that…


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for California Landlords By – Jamie Sternberg, Esq.

California law provides a framework for California tenants to request permission from their landlords to install electric vehicle charging stations. Those laws are found at Civil Code §1947.6  (residential tenancies) and Civil Code §1952.7 (commercial tenancies). Laws regarding electric vehicle charging stations in homeowner’s associations are found at Civil Code § 4745 and 4745.1. In 2018, SB…