Author: San Diego Property Management

For landlords, fall is one of the best times of the year to do rental maintenance. It’s also the time to do biannual maintenance tasks, like clean the roofs and gutters, service the HVAC system, and do some landscaping. In fact, now is the perfect...

Finding and keeping reliable tenants, is hard work. But, it is exponentially cheaper to keep tenants than it is to find new ones. That’s because, turnover is expensive! You have to get your rental property rent ready, advertise the vacancy, show the property, and screen...

Although a tenant credit check is only one of several factors in the tenant screening process, it is an important one. That’s because, it can help you assess whether or not a prospective renter is a risk, or if they meet or exceed specific requirements...

A high vacancy rate is a landlord’s worst nightmare. In fact, most landlords would agree, there is nothing worse than having an empty rental property. That’s because, the longer a rental unit sits vacant, the more it has an impact on your bottom line. As...

It happens to the best of us, we receive a tenant breaking lease early letter. This is a moment when most of us in this industry find ourselves at a crossroad. That’s because, after a tenant signs a lease agreement, we expect them to stay...

One of the most common causes of conflict between landlords and tenants is who is responsible for pest control. That’s because, the answer to that question is, it depends. Landlords must provide tenants with a safe and livable rental home. This means that a landlord...

Landlord insurance and homeowner’s insurance are two very different things. In fact, a standard homeowner’s insurance policy won’t cover you for the risks associated with renting out your property. That’s because a homeowner’s policy typically only covers owner-occupied single-family residences. So, when your home no...

When it comes to renting out property in San Diego, there is always so much talk about a landlord’s responsibilities. But what about tenant responsibilities. Landlords are not the only ones that have to obey laws. Tenants not only have certain obligations they must follow...

Lease renewals are a great way to eliminate the cost of finding new tenants. And, every landlord knows that keeping quality tenants is not only good for your bottom line, but also for your level of stress. That’s because finding new tenants can take a...

Paying rent something you expect your tenants to do on time all the time. Regrettably, collecting rent is one area many landlords give little attention to. That is, until the rent is actually late. As a landlord, you do your best to keep your tenants...