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Proper Screening of Tenant Applicants in California by a Landlord or Property Manager

A landlord or his or her property manager in California at most can charge a potential tenant fifty- dollars and ninety-four cents ($50.94) as an application fee where…

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Property Managers: Rental Scams and How To Avoid Them

Fraudsters are unfortunately taking full advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a real estate professional, you need to keep on top of rental scams and take action to…

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How to Avoid Income Discrimination Lawsuits as a Property Manager

Property managers need to be especially aware of income discrimination situations, especially with new laws in California about rent control and source of income issues. (Be sure to…

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What Can Property Managers Do When Roommates Fight?

Tenants in different rental units don’t always get along, and sometimes tenant roommates have conflicts as well. Disputes can lead to noise complaints, destruction of property, and physical…

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Military Lease Termination: What Property Managers Need to Know

Property managers may be faced with tenants who want to terminate a lease before it expires for a number of reasons. Leases exist for a reason and have…

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What to Do with a Tenant’s Abandoned Property

Landlords and property managers know that when tenants leave, they don’t always take all their things with them. Recently a client asked our risk management legal advisory team…

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Guest or Tenant? How to Deal with Someone Who Won’t Leave

What happens when somebody pays you to stay in a room short term and then doesn’t want to leave? That happened to one of our clients. She offered…

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Dealing with Malicious Acts by Tenants – a Guide for Property Managers

It’s every property manager’s and property owner’s worst nightmare --  when a tenant does malicious damage. This is why it’s important to know what the liabilities are, and…

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A Property Manager’s Guide to Successful Property Management Agreements

Many real estate professionals have diversified their business models and become involved in real estate property management. This has been an excellent source of revenue for these professionals,…

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What Happens When Property Managers Aren’t Added to Landlord Insurance Policies?

Are you covered by somebody else’s insurance policy? If you are a property manager, you should be named as an additional insured on all landlords’ insurance policies. Don’t…

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How Can a Property Manager Minimize Exposure in Landlord Tenant Relations?

With the resurgence of the California real estate market after the “Great Recession,” I find that many of my real estate clients have diversified their business and have…

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The Law Regarding Service and Companion Animals

Health care practitioners for years have documented evidence that animals, particularly dogs can benefit impaired people. Examples are seeing-eye dogs, dogs for the hearing impaired and most recently,…

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Abandoned Renter Property

In Colorado, professional property managers are required to have a real estate license. Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-61-101(2)(a)&(b); see also CP 27 (Commission Position on the Performance of…

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Property Management Companies and Security Deposits

In recent months, I have handled an increasing number of risk management inquiries for real estate agents and brokers who are property managers for property owners who rent…

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