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5 Key Technology Issues Faced By Property Managers - How To Find The Best Solution

15 Disaster Prone Property Management "Strategies."  Donít waste time figuring ways to fail, read this and learn how to do so immediately.

21st Century Landlord as a Cop, The.  Will the landlord be forced to police his properties?

Analysis of Sharon P. v. Arman, Ltd., An.  This is a seminal California judicial decision on the landlordís liability for damages to his tenant for the unlawful acts of third persons on the premises.

Apartment Renter Demographics And What They Mean To You; Cain, Bob.  Bob Cain explains how you can use demographic information to customize the types and levels of service to provide your rentals.

Becoming the New Landlord.  An outline of how to approach the most important problem you will have after the purchase.  (See ďHow Would You Like To Be the Landlord?Ē for an in depth treatment.)

California: If You Negotiate A Lease Primarily In Spanish Translation Of Lease Is Required

California Prop. 65 Asbestos Materials Disclosure Requirements

Condition, Maintenance and Repairs.  Obligations to maintain the premises.

Don't Let The Tenant Clean You Out Of The Cleaning Deposit  

Eating Us Out of House & Home!  Termites And Other Wood-Destroying Insects  NEW

Employee 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 important read.

Ethical Use of the Tenant Holding Deposit

Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Landlor d, The

15 Disaster Prone Property Management "Strategies."  Donít waste time figuring ways to fail, read this and learn how to do so immediately.

Getting The Most Out of Internet Product Review Services

Golden Gateway Case.  An important judicial decision on the right of the landlord to exclude tenant organizations from security buildings in California.

How To Hire An Apartment Manager; Cain, Bob. Hints for finding resident managers who will successfully fill your on-site management needs.

Home Office Deductions

How to Comply with the Sex Offender Disclosure Law (California).  The application of Californiaís version of Meganís Law is also a good starting place for landlords in other states.

How to Decide Whether Your Rental Agreement Should Include an Attorney Fee Clause.  The attorney fee clause does not always work in the landlordís favor.

How 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.

How Would You Like To Be the Landlord?  An in-depth analysis of the process of assuming control of your new rental property.

Investment Property Buying Pitfalls For The Soon-To-Be Initiated; NEW  Cain, Bob.

Is My Lawyer Giving Me Good Advice?

Keeping Tenants Longer, Part 1, Part 2.  Tenant retention strategy and why tenant retention should be a priority.

Landlordís Federal Posting Compliance.  The Federal wallpaper you have to post if you have employees.

Last Word On Maximum Occupancy, The

Latest Lock Law Lengthens Landlord Liability.  Complying with the ultimate in micro-management, Californiaís new lock law.

Many 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.

Minimizing Rent Losses In Evictions  

Rats (And Mice) The Landlordís Nightmare; Caruba, Alan

Reasons Your Tenant Should Have an Insurance Policy, The

Records... How Long is Long Enough?  How long should records be kept?  Forever.

Rent Increase Etiquette  

Resident Manager Compensation Laws in California.  It is a lot more complicated than you think.

Security Deposit, The:  Using It, Accounting For It, and Defending It In Small Claims Court, Part 1, Part 2, 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.

Selecting a Tenant Screening Service

Setting Your Credit Policy

Six Keys to a Successful Security Deposit Policy  

Submetering: Going With The Flow, Bradley, Tim.

Ten Fair Housing Safety Features.  Some tips on avoiding the scrutiny of the housing thought police.

Utility Splitting:  A Classic Pitfall

Weatherizing Your Rental

Welcoming 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.  Link included.

Watch Your Contractors!; Cain, Bob.
  A parable about hiring the wrong contractor and 20 practical types on how to avoid the mistake.

What To Do When The Tenant Leaves Early.  What happens when your tenant walks out on a fixed term lease.

What To Look For In Property Management Agreements; Cain, Bob.

Why Keeping the Rental Application is a Good Practice  

Why Rent Control Is Immoral; 
Berliner, Michael S.

Writing Better Business Letters.  Suggestions on improving your business letters including dos and doníts and detailed formats.

You 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.

Your 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.

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