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Santa Rosa Property Management 101: Who’s Responsible for My Shared Fence?

Santa Rosa Property Management 101: Who’s Responsible for My Shared Fence?

At the end of last year, I closed escrow on an investment property. Five days later there was a huge windstorm, which took down 24 feet of fence. My initial reaction was: “why couldn’t this have happened ten days ago?” My second thought was: thank goodness I’d already developed a good relationship with the neighbor […]

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What Can I Require of Licensed Child Care Homes in my Santa Rosa Rental Property?

What Can I Require of Licensed Child Care Homes in my Santa Rosa Rental Property?

Licensed Child Care Homes are an often-unexpected challenge for landlords. Many landlords are unsure of their rights in relation to this use of the property. The simple answer is that you cannot refuse to allow an existing tenant to operate a licensed child care home in your residence, and you cannot decline a potential applicant […]

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How to Handle Licensed Child Care Homes in Your Santa Rosa Rental Property

How to Handle Licensed Child Care Homes in Your Santa Rosa Rental Property

I recently had to fire a client I’ve been working with for over two decades. I terminated the relationship because we had been contracted to place a tenant in their available rental property. We’d found an applicant who was genuinely qualified: solid rental history, excellent income, credit scores well above what we expect. However, the […]

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Rent Control in Santa Rosa and How It Impacts You: The No-Win Scenario

Rent Control in Santa Rosa and How It Impacts You: The No-Win Scenario

The attached video blog is a variation on the analysis I’ve recently been providing to clients, potential investors, and others wanting to better understand the rapidly-changing landscape of housing shortages throughout Sonoma County. What is presently happening in Santa Rosa is truly a microcosm of developments occurring all over California, as our state emerges from “The […]

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Landlord Education: Purchasing a Property with Existing Tenants in Place

Landlord Education: Purchasing a Property with Existing Tenants in Place

Investors and landlords often hire us after they’ve bought a home in Sonoma County that is already occupied by existing tenants. During the sales process, there has already been a significant amount of documentation created. For example, the California Association of Realtors uses a standardized estoppel agreement to verify tenancy information, which is then conveyed […]

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Drought Conditions: Balancing Landlord and Tenant Obligations

Drought Conditions: Balancing Landlord and Tenant Obligations

On the credenza behind my desk, I keep a confectioner’s scale that I found years ago. On one side, there’s a brass tub into which you can put peppermints or taffy or any kind of candy you want to weigh. On the other side, to balance it off, are brass weights that would determine the […]

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Landlord Education: How to Properly Deliver Important Documents to Tenants

Landlord Education: How to Properly Deliver Important Documents to Tenants

In order for certain documents to be enforceable, you have to be able to prove that you delivered them to your tenants. The most likely documents that a landlord typically has to deliver include a formal “Change in Terms of Tenancy,” a “3-Day Notice for Nonpayment of Rent” or a “Termination of Tenancy” that gives […]

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Landlord Education: Create a New Rental Contract for an Existing Tenant

Landlord Education: Create a New Rental Contract for an Existing Tenant

At DeDe’s Rentals, we frequently take over management of properties for investment buyers. Many times, these residences were purchased with tenants already in place. Frequently, tenants have been living in the home for a while, even a decade or more. There are advantages to having and holding a rental property with stable, existing tenants. However, […]

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How a Property Manager Handles a Tenant’s Death: Required Disclosures

How a Property Manager Handles a Tenant’s Death: Required Disclosures

Landlords deal with a lot of challenging issues, but one of the saddest situations is a death on the premises. This is obviously a tragedy on an emotional level. In addition, from an operational standpoint, there are complex regulatory procedures and disclosures you will have to address. One question many landlords have asked over the […]

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How a Property Manager Deals with a Tenant’s Death: Expiration of the Rental Contract

How a Property Manager Deals with a Tenant’s Death: Expiration of the Rental Contract

One of the saddest situations you’ll deal with as a property owner or landlord is the passing of a tenant. This occurrence is a tragedy on a personal level, and from an operational standpoint, it can become quite complicated. The most confusing circumstance is when that tenant was living alone, without a roommate or a […]

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