Dear AOA: Thought we would share what a Commissioner in the San Diego Superior Court Small Claims Court said about your rental agreement at our hearing on Tuesday, February 3rd. The Rental Agreement is too far reaching as it seems to cover any possible problem you could encounter. Informed him we used the AOA agreement…
In her speech on March 27 at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, Ms. Yellen repeated her usual points about the Fed needing to begin normalizing the Fed Funds rate this year. She noted that the economy continues to recover; however, she did acknowledge that growth in the first quarter slowed somewhat, mainly due…
To spruce up old, dirty and tired wall switches and plugs without replacing them, use spray paint made for plastic. Two quick coats and they will now match your new switch covers and look like you replaced them.
As we all know, Governor Brown (no pun intended) imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in our drought-ravaged state to reduce usage by 25%.
If you follow the news, it’s likely that you’ve become concerned about the state of today’s housing market. And it’s no wonder. Just open up the real estate section of any paper, and you’ll see nothing but negative headlines.
The first and maybe the most important step is that you properly screen applicants before they become your tenants. It is always worth the time and money to obtain on all of your applicants the below:
Pacific Legal Foundation Challenges San Jose’s New-Housing Penalty – By Tony Francois, Senior Staff Attorney
SACRAMENTO, CA: On, April 8th, the California Supreme Court heard an oral argument from Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) in a challenge to San Jose’s “Inclusionary Housing Ordinance,” which imposes a significant financial penalty on the providers – and purchasers – of new homes.
Protecting Yourself and Your Property – When to Call an Attorney – By Patrick J. Connolly, Attorney at Law
The San Francisco Rent Ordinance is complex. Mistakes made at the beginning of a tenancy can haunt you for years, even decades and can negatively affect both your monthly rental income and the value of your property. Further mistakes can compound a problem.
Many landlords who are beginning the eviction process exclaim, “If I had only known!” Well, there are very few reasons we can think of why you should NOT have known. Before you put a tenant in your vacancy, be sure to thoroughly check them out. If you have a system in place and perform your…
Life as a landlord may be tempting to homeowners unable to sell their homes and others looking to add properties to their investment portfolios. However, any costs associated with rental properties catch novice landlords by surprise. The following are four hidden expenses experts say new landlords should consider.