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Security Deposit Guide for Landlords and Tenants in Sonoma County – Part II

Security Deposit Guide for Landlords and Tenants in Sonoma County – Part II

As previously mentioned in Part I of this topic, the return of security deposit after tenancy is the most common disagreement landlords and tenants face. As a landlord, you are responsible for providing a habitable rental unit to your residents. As the tenant, you are responsible for maintaining the rented premises. A landlord can only […]

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Do the Math: A Security Deposit Guide for Landlords and Tenants – Part I

Do the Math: A Security Deposit Guide for Landlords and Tenants – Part I

The most common problem a landlord will likely encounter is the security deposit refund accounting after tenancy ends. If not addressed properly, the landlord can face the risk of being sued and taken to small claims court by their tenant. To understand the laws and calculations associated with the security deposit return, one must first […]

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Face Off: How Landlords and Tenants Can Minimize Conflict During the Move-Out Process

Face Off: How Landlords and Tenants Can Minimize Conflict During the Move-Out Process

According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the single most common reason for dispute between landlords and tenants is over the refund of the tenant’s security deposit after they have moved out of a rental unit. In order to avoid such conflicts, it’s recommended that both landlord and tenant treat this process as a […]

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“Please Send Money” – What Tenants Need to Know to Avoid Rental Listing Fraud, including Craigslist Scams

“Please Send Money” – What Tenants Need to Know to Avoid Rental Listing Fraud, including Craigslist Scams

If you’re a prospective applicant in the market for a rental home, it’s important to be aware of the potential scams you may come across on the Internet. The WORST scams are usually found on Craigslist. Craigslist has many useful features, but it’s always important to remember: “buyer beware.” Here at DeDe’s Rentals, property management […]

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