Love Thy Neighbor? By – Zachary Lawrence JD

The King James Bible states…”Thy shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”. The Ten Commandments states:  “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor”. Perhaps the more practical maxim is …”Love thy neighbor, unless they interfere with your use and enjoyment of the property”.  California Civil Code section 3479 states: “Anything which is injurious to…

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Don’t Just Show Your Apartments – SELL Them! 19 Great Tips for an Open House By – Jeffrey Taylor

In a competitive environment, the way you “sell the value” of your properties, not just “show” your properties, is critical. I often get asked by landlords who are frustrated, “Why can’t I get it rented?”   The landlords believe their properties are in excellent condition, they even include WOW factors. But yet, they show their rental…

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Top Five Apartment Mailbox Upgrade Mistakes By – Jim McBurney

Few apartment owners or property managers realize that it’s not possible to replace their mailboxes by searching online for equipment [that looks like what’s there now] and ordering and installing it. This is because the mailboxes installed before 1999 are probably illegal, not security-compliant, not-repairable and may even be owned by the Post Office that…

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Did You Know by- Dennis Block

Laundry Leases When you purchase a building, you are subject to all existing leases. Laundry leases entered into by the previous owner now become your lease upon purchase. Typically, leases like this should have been disclosed during the escrow process. Many laundry leases have very long terms and grant the laundry company additional option periods…

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