March 19, 2019

You can, and should, make a serious effort to help resolve this problem between your tenants. Not only will it cause them to stop bothering you, but it will help shield you from liability in the event one (or both) sets of tenants alleges legal damages based on your fa...

January 9, 2018

The disposition of personal property left behind after a tenancy has terminated and the premises have been vacated is governed by Code of Civil Procedure sections 1980 through 1991. You must give written notice to the tenant and anyone else you believe is an owner of...

January 9, 2018

The short answer is that the five year amendment applies to your situation but only regarding the rent you can charge.  The three year period governing to whom you can offer the unit to rent still applies, but the five year period restricts the amount of rent you can c...

December 1, 2017

A: You may have heard the news story about a famous but illegal Banksy painting on a private London building being removed and sold at auction. Before you paint over the mural on your property, it might be worthwhile to research the artist, if known, and attempt to det...

February 1, 2017

A: Yes, you can still take possession of the unit, and yes, it is legal for you to donate his belongings – but only after you comply with certain legal requirements.  The disposition of personal property left behind after a tenancy has terminated and the premises have...

February 1, 2017

There is no statute or regulation expressly giving you the right to conduct annual physical inspections, but arguably you should do so.  The scope of annual physical inspections is debatable.  At a minimum, it is advisable to enter each unit and test and possibly repla...

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