ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ARTICLES
Key Technology Issues Faced By Property Managers - How To Find The Best
Disaster Prone Property Management "Strategies."
Don’t waste time figuring ways to fail, read this and learn how to do so
Century Landlord as a Cop, The. Will the landlord be forced to
police his properties?
of Telephonic Tenant Screening, The
After The Eviction
of Sharon P. v. Arman, Ltd., An. This is a seminal California
judicial decision on the landlord’s liability for damages to his tenant
for the unlawful acts of third persons on the premises.
Renter Demographics And What They Mean To You; Cain, Bob.
Cain explains how you can use demographic information to customize the
types and levels of service to provide your rentals.
of Screening Prospective Tenants by Telephone, The
the New Landlord. An outline of how to approach the most
important problem you will have after the purchase. (See “How
Would You Like To Be the Landlord?” for an in depth treatment.)
And The 1031 Exchange; Cain, Bob.
This article describes the biggest pitfall in a real estate
Article Series - three articles about broadband opportunities for
If You Negotiate A Lease Primarily In Spanish Translation Of Lease Is
New Reporting Requirements. A detail of the new requirements for reporting miscellaneous income in
Prop. 65 Asbestos Materials Disclosure Requirements
Can Landlords Ban Smoking In Their Properties - Also, the Reasons Why, If you Care..
For Small Time Discrimination, The. Not every landlord/tenant
relationship should be subject to ham-fisted government regulation.
Bankruptcy Act Reform, The.
A summary of the changes of greatest interest and concern to
Instructions For Holding a Super-Duper, Whiz-Bang Rental Open House;
Maintenance and Repairs. Obligations to maintain the premises.
Let The Tenant Clean You Out Of The Cleaning Deposit
– Are You Taking Everything You Can? Cain, Bob.
Out of House & Home! Termites
And Other Wood-Destroying Insects
or Independent Contractor? What makes your handyman an employee?
It is not just what you say about it, it is what you do. This is an
Use of the Tenant Holding Deposit
the Prospective Tenant’s Credit Report
Ever Have to Give Directions to Your Rental? Check out AAAmaps.com (Simple, easy to use and FREE)
Notice as a Foundation of a Successful Eviction. Written from
the viewpoint of California law, this article contains much of value to
landlords in all states.
Credit Reporting Act Compliance
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Landlor
People Are Renting in Western Europe
The Most Out of Internet Product Review Services
Gateway Case. An important judicial decision on the right of the
landlord to exclude tenant organizations from security buildings in
Speed Internet Connections For Your Apartment Community or Rental
and Apartment Fire Safety
Tenant Screening Guide
Fair Housing Laws Affect Marketing
How Rent Control Drives Out Affordable Housing
Small Rental Properties Become Mismanaged
to Comply with the Sex Offender Disclosure Law (California). The
application of California’s version of Megan’s Law is also a good
starting place for landlords in other states.
to Decide Whether Your Rental Agreement Should Include an Attorney Fee
Clause. The attorney fee clause does not always work in the
to Die in a Well Planned Fashion. A send-up of all those
ten-disaster-tips articles one sees in magazines and newspapers from time
to time. Still, we included some good information, including a link
to some excellent FEMA pamphlets.
to Evaluate the Prospective Tenant’s Credit Thoroughly
To Fix-Up Small Rental Properties For Maximum Curb Appeal And Resale Value
To Hire An Apartment Manager; Cain, Bob.
Hints for finding resident managers who will successfully fill your
on-site management needs.
To Quickly Turn Small, Mismanaged Rental Properties Around For Maximum
Profit And Resale Value
To Reject An Applicant
How To Use The Internet To Perform Due Diligence
On Small Rental Properties
Would You Like To Be the Landlord? An in-depth analysis of the
process of assuming control of your new rental property.
of Writing An Effective Classified Rental Ad, The
Property Buying Pitfalls For The Soon-To-Be Initiated; Cain, Bob.
My Lawyer Giving Me Good Advice?
the UK Running Out Of Homes?
Keeping Tenants Longer,
2. Tenant retention strategy and why tenant retention should be
The Death Tax
Federal Posting Compliance. The Federal wallpaper you have to
post if you have employees.
Obligations in Winter; Cain, Bob.
Right of Access During Tenancy, The. A description of the
practicalities and many of the legalities involved in gaining access to
the rental unit while your tenant is in possession. Includes a
summary of statutory rules of entry for all states that have them,
together with citations to the statutes themselves.
Right of Entry in California, The
Word On Maximum Occupancy, The
Lock Law Lengthens Landlord Liability. Complying with the
ultimate in micro-management, California’s new lock law.
Based Paint and the Landlord
Options; Cain, Bob. How lease options can be used to “buy”
or “sell” a property without actually buying or selling it.
a Slip Twixt Cup and Lip. This article discusses what happens
when a lease is executed but the tenant cannot move in, either through the
fault of the landlord or the tenant.
Your Rental and Lease Agreements. How to understand what all
that fine print in the form means, and why you need to know.
Control... Landlord and Tenant Responsibilities
Rent Losses In Evictions
Multi-Housing News and Articles
Tenant Is Withholding Rent Because I Can't Afford To Fix the Roof, Now
What? Compliance with the implied warranty of habitability, and
what can happen if you do not comply.
Freedom & Rent Control. Just our opinion
in the Housing Bust"
(And Mice) The Landlord’s Nightmare; Caruba, Alan
Estate Options: What They Are And How They Work
Your Tenant Should Have an Insurance Policy, The
How Long is Long Enough? How long should records be kept?
from Landlords – How to Verify Them
Manager Compensation Laws in California. It is a lot more
complicated than you think.
8 Changes; Cain, Bob. A catalog of the changes that went into effect
in the Section 8 program in 1999 and how they will affect landlords
contemplating participation in it.
Security Deposit, The: Using
It, Accounting For It, and Defending It In Small Claims Court, Part
3. What is the security deposit for? How do I account for
it? What if I have to defend myself against refund demands and in
Small Claims Court? These questions are answered here.
a Tenant Scree
Your Credit Policy
Keys to a Successful Security Deposit Policy
Going With The Flow, Bradley, Tim.
Fire Eviction Killers, The. A quick how-to article explaining
the ways you can sabotage you eviction proceeding.
Strategies for Landlords; Cain, Bob. Useful hints on
substantiating deductions so as to survive audits.
Fair Housing Safety Features. Some tips on avoiding the scrutiny
of the housing thought police.
Most Profitable Types Of Properties To Buy Real Estate Options On
Century Landlord as a Cop, The. Will the landlord be forced to
police his properties?
For and the Benefits of the Ellis Act (CALIFORNIA ONLY). The
Ellis Act is an artifact of Rent Control in San Francisco and Berkeley,
CA. California landlords will find it a must read. Others will
want to read it to see what to fight against.
Splitting: A Classic Pitfall
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your rental property is worth?
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Your Contractors!; Cain, Bob. A parable about hiring the wrong contractor and 20 practical types on how
to avoid the mistake.
Pets. An introduction to and criticism of the most comprehensive
web site we have been able to find on the subject, sponsored by the ASPCA.
Property Managers Should ExpectFrom Carpet and Vinyl Installers - Excerpt from the book
Floors by Alan J. Fletcher
To Do When The Tenant Leaves Early. What happens when your
tenant walks out on a fixed term lease.
To Look For In Property Management Agreements; Cain, Bob.
Who Are Those Guys?
2. Understanding the legal position of the occupants of your
property, and why this understanding is important to you.
Keeping the Rental Application is a Good Practice
Rent Control Is Immoral; Berliner, Michael S.
Writing Better Business Letters. Suggestions on improving your business letters including dos and don’ts
and detailed formats.
and Your Cockroach. Man’s best friend, or, at least, the
cockroach thinks so. He’s been around longer than we have and has
been with us as long as we have been here. How to control him.
and Your Pests. Ugh! Still, you must deal with them.
This article includes an extensive and interesting treatment of how the
armed forces make war on pests of all kinds.
Newly Discovered Occupant: Mysterious Stranger. What
happens when you find a complete stranger in the rental unit. Based
on California law, this article can still be a good starting point for
landlords in other states who need to deal with this problem.