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Lead Based Paint Hazards in California Residential Rental Property

Lead Based Paint Hazards in California Residential Rental Property

Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 by .

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The federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act applies to residential property built before 1978. It imposes the following duties on owners.

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Emailing Residential Tenants In California

Emailing Residential Tenants In California

Posted on 28. Oct, 2013 by .

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While email use is common and is growing faster than “snail mail”, the California legislature does not generally recognize email as a valid delivery method for most formal communications provided by California residential landlords to tenants . California law requires other delivery methods for most formal California residential landlord communications.

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Landlord Recovery Of Attorney’s Fees In California

Landlord Recovery Of Attorney’s Fees In California

Posted on 07. May, 2013 by .

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The general rule in California is that each party bears its own attorney’s fees. There are exceptions to this general rule. One exception exists when a contract contains an attorney’s fee clause. If a contract provides that the prevailing party will recover its attorney’s fees and costs, generally that provision is enforceable, assuming that the matter is litigated to judgment.

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Negative Online Apartment Reviews

Negative Online Apartment Reviews

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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Management should periodically investigate information available online about their property. This can be accomplished by entering a few select search terms (e.g. “XYZ Management”, “Ridgecrest Apartments”, or “123 Main Street, Sacramento”) in one or more search engines (e.g. Google, or Yahoo), and reviewing the results.

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Day Care and Rental Property

Day Care and Rental Property

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by .

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California law requires residential landlords to allow small day care providers to operate on residential rental property under certain conditions. To operate legally in residential rental property without the permission or consent of the rental owner, the day care must be limited to six children or less. The children of the day care provider count in that number. The number can be extended up to a total of eight but only if the rental owner consents to the increased number.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by .

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The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010, also known as SB 183, is effective as to single-family detached residences on July 1, 2011, and all other residential units on January 1, 2013. It requires that residential property be equipped with a carbon monoxide device when the property has an attached garage or fossil fuel (coal, kerosene, oil, wood, fuel gasses and other petroleum or hydrocarbon products that emit carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion) heater or appliance or fireplace.

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Challenging Times, Creative Solutions and Fair Housing

Challenging Times, Creative Solutions and Fair Housing

Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by .

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Vacancy rates are rising; rental rates are falling; resident retention is becoming more difficult; water, sewer and trash rates are increasing; and the overall economic forecast looks bleak – there is no doubt that these are challenging times for the rental housing industry. Competition for residents is stiff, and property owners and management companies are […]

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California Tax Withholding Requirements for Rent Payments

California Tax Withholding Requirements for Rent Payments

Posted on 11. Aug, 2009 by .

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The California Franchise Tax Board has required withholdings in connection with real property sales for years. The FTB is now expanding withholding obligations to require withholdings on rent payments made to non-resident landlords. The FTB initially focused on withholdings for commercial properties (by tenants and property managers). When it then attempted to expand implementation to […]

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