The unemployment rate has declined for seven years; the economy has been in expansion for more than six years; and the stock market has more than tripled since 2009. Things are definitely better, right? Yet you wouldn’t know that based on the results of several recent polls.
Q: I have a tenant who has paid in checks for the past two months. I have not had any trouble cashing the checks; however I prefer to have cash. Can I demand that the tenant pay me in cash?
A judge has ordered a landlord who was involved in a dispute with a Muslim tenant to learn Islam as part of her punishment for a fight in which the renter was “pushed” down a flight of stairs – prompting a legal analyst to describe the action as “a constitutional outrage.”
With widespread technology use by residents of all ages and the rise of the Millennial generation, property-wide WiFi, Gigabit speeds, WiFi calling and smart home features are what’s next in technology trends for apartments in 2015.
Nearly 40 percent of all ADA accessibility lawsuits in the United States are filed in the State of California. Typically, the alleged violations involve lack of disabled parking and inaccessible restrooms at businesses such as restaurants, motels, retail stores, office and apartment buildings.
Do you remember the Clint Eastwood western movie, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”? Renting to Section 8 tenants is pretty much the same. Some landlords love Section 8, and some landlords try it and find it is bad and ugly to deal with.
With predictions of heavy El Niño rains this winter, it is timely to review the laws pertaining to liability for property damage caused by rainwater run-off, surface water flow and landslides.
The best way to look forward to 2016 is to look back at 2015. In January 2015, these important charts were flashing “price boom” signals in the single-family residential market.
What would you give for a peek inside the minds of your residents? Thanks to the results of a recent apartment resident customer satisfaction survey from leading marketing research firm, J Turner Research, you may be closer to understanding than you think. Let’s take a closer look at the study findings, along with what they…
The End of Rent Control: The Epiphany in Silicon Valley – By George Drysdale Mostly because of Prop 13, rent controls got stuck in California. The financial and moral damage to the state has been enormous. This is best evidenced in the San Francisco Bay Area (now almost all part of Silicon Valley). Because of…