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5 Rental Lease Questions Every Landlord Should Ask Themselves

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 09:50AM

The rental lease is a time-honored tradition and mutual legal protection between landlords and their tenants. The lease defines the responsibilities of both parties; from the security deposit terms to the landlord's duty to provide timely repairs. While the tenant has a chance to look over the lease before signing, ultimately it's up to the landlord to draw up a lease that not only covers the basics but also covers all bases in the landlord-tenant relationship.

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Topics: rental property owners, Good Landlord, pets in apartments, property management tips, renting your residence, rental lease questions

Should You Have Rentals in HOA Areas? Sometimes, the Answer is Yes

Friday, November 02, 2018 - 09:00AM

Should You Have Rentals in HOA Areas?

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Topics: Leasing tips, Rental home, rental property owners, renting your residence, should you have rentals in HOA areas

How to Repair Garage Doors on Your Rental Properties

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:00AM

Parking for rental properties comes in many shapes and sizes, from street parking to carports but a vast majority of single family homes, townhomes, and duplexes have retractable garage doors. Damage to these doors is surprisingly common as almost any accidental impact can leave dents, bend tracks, or even snap tension cables, and property managers often take a hand in repairs even if the tenant is officially responsible to ensure they are done correctly and in keeping with the landlord's wishes. The good news is that garage door parts are cheap and most of the time repairs are fairly straight forward. If you're handy with a wrench and have a worried tenant on your hands, here's a quick guide on torsion-lift garages for what you can solve on your own and when it's time to call a contractor.

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Topics: Maintaining a property, rental property owners, How to Repair Garage Doors

Five Ways Working with a Property Manager can Actually Save Owners Money

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:54AM

If you own rental properties, it can be a headache to keep all details, emergencies, and day-to-day operations under control. If you are thinking about bringing on a property manager to help, there might be more reasons this can be a benefit to you than you realize. Property managers can save you money in the long run by keeping on top of tenant and property needs. Here are five ways a property manager can actually save you money in the long run when it comes to rental properties and income.

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Topics: Saving Money, rental property owners, property management solutions

Security Deposits - A Primer

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 10:00AM

In San Diego County, a security deposit is a fee, deposit or charge imposed at the beginning of a tenancy that is intended to reimburse the landlord for damages, cleaning and defaults on rent as provided under California Civil Code Ā§ 1950.5. This fee is built into the tenant/landlord relationship to ease the risk a property owner takes in allowing the tenant to have largely unmonitored access and use of the rental property.

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Topics: rental property owners, How to Get Your Security Deposit Back, damaged property, move-out inspections, move-in inspections, property management tips

Property Managers: More Tips to Find the Right Property to Buy

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:59AM

Once property managers decide to invest in rental properties, they need to find the right one. This is not the easiest thing to do and can take some time. However, it will be worth it to find the right property at the right price. Property managers will be spending plenty of time here to make sure that they really like it and see themselves taking care of it for many years.

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Topics: Property Management, Rental Tips, investing in a rental, Rental Management, manager for rental property, Property Managers, investment property, investment properties, rental property owners, rental upgrades

The Ins And Outs Of Property Maintenance

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:10AM

A property owner has many property maintenance concerns to look after. Electrical, plumbing, roofing, yard work, painting or siding and so on. And it goes without saying it is not cheap to maintain a property. All these areas must be addressed in a timely and routine fashion for the property to maintain its appeal and value. So it is imperative that a property owner either be able to do the work themselves or have someone in place who can do it for them because the bottom line is it must be done to avoid costly repairs and replacements at a later date.

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Topics: preventative maintenance, Maintaining a property, rental property owners

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