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Landlord Institutes Smoking Ban in 2,000 California Apartments

Landlord Institutes Smoking Ban in 2,000 California Apartments

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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California landlords were granted the right to ban smoking in multifamily apartments and condos back in January, but many property owners have not applied the restriction.

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New Ways to Handle Security Deposits

New Ways to Handle Security Deposits

Posted on 02. May, 2012 by .

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One of the most contentious aspects for both property managers and tenants is the handling of a security deposit. Designed as a way to protect property managers and owners against possible damages, security deposits are not designed to be used as last month’s rent, and the majority of rental leases state that up front.

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Safety Tips for Property Managers

Safety Tips for Property Managers

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by .

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While property management may not make anyone’s ‘Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs’ list, the fact is that there are some dangers invoiced with the profession. Many managers think nothing of scheduling appointments with people that they have no information about, leaving a sole employee in the office to handle calls, or arranging late appointments to suit applicants. Rarely does this become an issue, but problems can arise that can prove to be costly, or even deadly, to property managers.

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Resident Application Approval Process: Red Flags

Resident Application Approval Process: Red Flags

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by .

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In my last article, Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators, I discussed areas to look at when reviewing an applicant’s credit history. What follows is a list of potential red flags.

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Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators

Resident Application Approval Process: Key Indicators

Posted on 17. Jun, 2010 by .

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Years ago, approving applicants was a relatively simple process. You checked an applicant’s credit report, perhaps called a former landlord, verified employment, and soon you were taking deposits and setting up a move-in date. Like many other things, the rules have changed.

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