How to prevent the eviction process

You have prepared your precious rental property to leave potential tenants in awe. You have taken the right pictures to show off the pristine condition of your investment property. You have set up accounts and ads on all your favorite local classifieds websites, maybe even the printed ones. You start accepting applications, and often trust …

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HUD’s new guidelines for criminal records in the rental screening process 2016.

On April 4, 2016 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a 10 page guide titled “Guidance of Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real-Estate Related Transactions.” This new guide could possibly mean disaster to many landlords and managers of rental properties …

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Late Fees in California and other rent rules.

Let’s discuss a few points that are very important to have in a solid rental agreement to avoid “confused” or “forgetful” tenants. Although we would all love to have every tenant pay their rent on the first of the month time after time, we must speak about the elephant in the room. How much can …

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Mold in your home. Liability, responsibility and how to prevent

Mold has been one of those silent issues that everyone knows is there, but fails to talk about it for quite some time now. Little has been done through the federal, state and local levels of government to establish authority over this nuisance. Let’s start talking about it so that you as a landlord can …

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Section 8 Renting – The Pros and Cons

A quick google search of “should I get involved in section 8 rentals” will most likely deter you the other way and avoid this “hassle.” Most of the blogs or forums related to this question will turn up negative reviews and are trigger happy to tell you that most of these tenants very problematic, disrespectful …

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