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Conduct Background Checks, Credit Checks, and Rental History with theRRD

As a landlord, you face a number of challenges. One of the most frustrating and difficult involves the screening process of tenants. Obviously, you want good tenants who pay on time and take care of your property. The problem is…

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Do You Allow Renters Into Your Vacation Rental Without a Background Check?

Vacation home owners: You have a vacation home that you rent out to many leisurely guests in a year, many of them by way of peer to peer (P2P) websites like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway. Because most of your guests…

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How AB 2819 Will Affect California Property Investors and Managers

If you are not aware of AB 2819 – Chiu, you should be as this is a proposed state legislation in which a tenant’s eviction file will remain sealed permanently unless the landlord goes into court and bears the costs…

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Laws In Real Estate That You Should Know

If you are a property owner then there are a few laws that you should be aware of starting January 1st, 2015. See below for the most recent laws or changes to existing ones:  Backyard Plants: According to AB2561, a…

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11 Types of Common Notices for Managing Rental Property

Managing a rental property involves knowing when to send out notices in order to communicate with tenants and protect yourself legally as a landlord or property manager. Whether you have a tenant who has failed to pay rent or need…

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How Agents and Landlords Can Get Credit Reports Legally?

When screening potential tenants, getting an up-to-date credit report is vital. This information can help you see whether the applicant has the sort of dependable credit history you want, free of evictions and bad debts from prior landlords. But, to…

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When is a landlord liable for an injury to a tenant or visitor to the rental property?

Property owners are responsible for keeping their tenants as safe as possible. No matter how conscientious an owner may be, however, there is always the chance an accident will occur on the premises. Unfortunately, tenants and other individuals who visit the property may file a…

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Bad Eviction Advice Given by Landlords on the Web

If you’re a reader of this blog, then you’ve become well aware of the importance of remaining compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Housing laws.  This time instead of talking about how to be compliant, we’ll explore…

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Landlord IQ: What do you do if a Tenant’s Guest Stays Longer Than a Month?

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Landlord IQ: Is Multifamily Residential or Commercial?

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