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15 Disaster Prone Property Management "Strategies."  Don’t waste time figuring ways to fail, read this and learn how to do so immediately.

Advantages of Telephonic Tenant Screening, The

Becoming 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.)

California Prop. 65 Asbestos Materials Disclosure Requirements  

Complete Instructions For Holding a Super-Duper, Whiz-Bang Rental Open House;
  Cain, Bob

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

Depreciation – Are You Taking Everything You Can?  Cain, Bob.

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

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.

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

High Speed Internet Connections For Your Apartment Community or Rental Properties

Home Office Deductions

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

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;  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.

Landlord’s Federal Posting Compliance.  The Federal wallpaper you have to post if you have employees.

Last Word On Maximum Occupancy, The  

Lease Options; Cain, Bob.  How lease options can be used to “buy” or “sell” a property without actually buying or selling it.

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.

Mastering Your Rental and Lease Agreements.  How to understand what all that fine print in the form means, and why you need to know.

Reasons Your Tenant Should Have an Insurance Policy, The

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

References from Landlords – How to Verify Them  

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.

Six Keys to a Successful Security Deposit Policy

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.

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.

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