Apartments can no longer ignore social media – this we know. But how can you best leverage social media platforms? Residents are now turning to social media for recommendations, leasing info and customer service and this trend will only continue as a younger, social-media savvy generation comes of age for multifamily properties.
Dear Dan: When you hire a lawyer and you ask for an idea of what it will cost, BEWARE. Any price quote you get in an email, as I did for an eviction, means nothing, because if you want to complain about the final fees, the State Bar will ONLY go by the contract you…
ATTENTION: All San Francisco Owners of 3 or More Units and Rental Property Owners in Alameda! Alameda City Council Adopts Rent StabilizationAnd Eviction Limitation Ordinance – By Peter Reitz,
With rents in Alameda seeing dramatic increases over the past several years due to a tight rental market, politicians in this historically more affordable Bay Area community have been under intense pressure from tenant advocates to impose rent control measures in order to stabilize rents and deter evictions.
I recently received the following request from a multifamily investor: “Can you please send me a marketing plan post purchase for an apartment building I am buying (my bank wants this)”?
Hello Mayor Garcetti: My name is Robin and I own a RENT CONTROL apartment building in Los Angeles.
You Snooze You Lose! A landlord name David, shared how he had lost out on a possible good resident even though he had attempted to get back with him within two hours after receiving an emailed application. The applicant had already “found something!”
Southern California Contractor Fined Over $28,000 For Failing to Warn Residents of Lead-Based Paint Dangers!
ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS – EPA NEWS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined G.D. Friend, Inc. (operating as Everlast Home Energy Solutions) $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule while performing renovation work at two residential properties in Southern California. This rule seeks to…
Being a landlord inevitably includes dealing with tenant complaints. Managing those complaints promptly and effectively is essential for your relationships with the tenants, the security of your property and last but not least – for your landlord’s reputation.
In general, you can deter scammers by following proper protocol. Your best defense is utilizing solid guidelines and practices. It also helps to know some of the common scams being used and be on alert. Below is a list of fifteen frequently used tricks many swindlers try that you need to beware of.
Pop icon Gloria Estefan recorded a song called “Seal Our Fate”. The lyrics remind us that we ” Seal our fate with the choices we make”. As a landlord and property manager, I can tell you that selecting a qualified (or unqualified) tenant is indeed a choice that has far reaching ramifications.