Property Management

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...

From appliance repair to pest control, rental maintenance costs form a key component of a property’s operating expenses. But, when these costs spin out of control, the bottom line suffers. This happens when a landlord fails to budget for future repairs, ongoing maintenance and/or maintenance issues....

Regular property maintenance is the least expensive and most effective way to ensure small problems never turn into big ones. And, with the first official day of summer only a couple of days away, preparing your rentals for the hot summer months is important. That’s...

Deciding whether or not to make your investment property, a pet friendly rental property can be hard. On one hand, you know it will make your rental property more desirable. On the other hand, you know it can increase the wear and tear on your...

For any landlord with rentals constructed before 1978, there is a good chance it has lead paint. In fact, lead paint is still present in millions of homes, often times under layers of new paint according to the EPA. However, it should be noted, if...