How to Handle (and Prevent) Early Lease Termination
Early lease termination occurs more often than one may think but, by being well prepared, it’s also possible to retain your tenant and prevent early termination. Learn more!
Service Animals & Emotional Support Animals: What Landlords Need to Know
Many landlords prohibit pets in their leases. However, if that pet is a service animal, that would violate the law since these animals are not “pets.” Learn more!
The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Legislation
Learn how to navigate the changing Bay Area and national legislation during the COVD-19 pandemic, and where to find resources to help you protect yourself as the investor, to protect your properties, but also to protect your tenants while abiding by the law.
Tenant Safety: What's Required of Property Management by Law?
Property managers are tasked with fulfilling the obligations of housing ordinances and tenant safety laws. Discover what’s legally required of a property manager.
Regulations on Upfront Advertising Under the Portland Fair Access Renting Ordinance
Read all about the Fair Access In Renting (F.A.I.R.) laws that are now in effect in Portland, from upfront advertising to resident screening to security deposits.
Fair Access in Renting (F.A.I.R.): Portland Requirements for Tenant Screening
Explore all about the requirements for tenant screening in Portland, regarding the Fair Access in Renting, or F.A.I.R. Ordinance. They cover resident screening and advertising, as well as security deposit management.
Laws on Allowing Emotional Support Animals in Your Reno Rental Property
Learn about how emotional support animals are different from pets specifically in the Reno market. If you don’t know this, it’s important that you understand the difference between animals in rental property homes.
AB 1482 California Rent Control: Update for Landlords and Investors
The arrival of AB 1482 brings statewide rent control in California effective January 1, 2020. Learn everything that is important to know as you move forward with rent control.
Staying up to Date With Eviction Laws in Seattle
Changing rental property laws in Seattle, WA can ultimately cost you both time and money as a real estate investment owner. Learn about how you can stay up to date with laws and ensure the highest return on investment.
How to Write a Lease Lease Agreement for a Rental
Without a strong lease agreement, your property is at risk. Here are the items you must include (and avoid) in your lease agreement.
Screening to Ensure Successful Residents for Your Rental Property
Screen to ensure successful tenants for your rental property by following these simple tips. As a property owner, it is important to get this step right to ensure a successful investment.
What is the 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction?
Now that tax season is here, I’m sure you’re looking for ways to write off as many expenses as possible, including those related to owning real estate. While a good tax accountant or attorney can help you uncover these sometimes-hidden tax benefits related to rental property ownership, so can a good property manager. Specifically, a property manager can assist with a new Trump administration law that will enable you to keep 20% of your rental income completely tax free: The Qualified Income Business deduction.
Seismic Retrofitting Law Impacts Many Oakland Real Estate Owners
In early 2019, Oakland City Council passed a new law that requires many Oakland apartment building owners to seismically retrofit their rental properties.
San Diego Considering Changes to its Affordable Housing Requirements
Learn about how the San Diego Affordable Housing initiatives can affect you as the property owner or landlord. How can AB 1505 present opportunities to rental property owners in the area?
Trump’s Immigration Plan: How the RAISE Act Would Impact Commercial Real Estate
Find out all about President Trump’s immigration plan dubbed the RAISE Act and how it would have a major impact on the economy, particularly as it pertains to commercial real estate.
Fannie Mae Introduces Hybrid Loan Product Tailored to Small, Multifamily Borrowers
Fannie Mae has just rolled out a new product for its small-loan product line: the newly-enhanced Hybrid Adjustable-Rate Mortgage.
San Leandro Inches Closer to New Tenant Relocation Policy
For at least the past year, the San Leandro City Council has been weighing whether or not landlords should be required to pay tenant relocation costs.
Hayward Planning Commission Votes to Loosen Restrictions on In-Law Apartments, But Will it Matter?
Last month, the Hayward Planning Commission voted 4-0 to endorse new building and zoning codes that would give homeowners more flexibility in building these in-law apartment.
San Jose City Council Votes to Expand Funding for Landlord-Tenant Mediation Services
Rents in San Jose are on the rise, as a result, disputes between residents and their San Jose property management companies seem to be on the rise as well.
City of San Jose to Explore Ordinance Prohibiting Source of Income Discrimination
Seasoned landlords, investors and San Jose property managers know that the federal government prohibits discriminating against tenants on the basis of race, religion, national original, family status, disability or age. But what about income? This is where things start to get a little murky.
Landlords, South Bay Property Managers: Speak Out This Tuesday against City of Milpitas Just Cause Emergency Ordinance
Residents, landlords and Milpitas property management companies are being asked to voice their opinions about this ordinance.
When to Use the San Jose's Landlord/Tenant Mediation and Arbitration Services
Learn about how the City of San Jose has a mechanism for resolving disputes between San Jose property managers and resident.
How to Determine Whether Your San Jose Apartment is Subject to Rent Control
Get to dive into San Jose’s rent control policies in the series of articles posted in the Myndful Investor. In them you can find all the information you need to ensure San Jose property managers, owners and investors have the information they need to comply with local regulations.
What San Jose Property Managers, Landlords Need to Know about Fair Return Petitions
Read about Real estate investors trepidation when it comes to buying rental property in Sn Jose, CA. One of their biggest fears is round the city’s expensive rent control ordinance, known s the Apartment Rent Ordinance.