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Q: I encourage my tenants to pay rent by electronic funds transfer. I use a lease which states “If Resident fails to pay the rent in full by the end of the 3rd day after it is due, Resident shall pay a late charge of...

In 2015, Assemblymember Chiu introduced legislation that would have required pharmaceutical companies to file an annual report on how they develop their drug pricing for new and existing products. Much of the language in the bill was already public information, but it was not easily...

April is Fair Housing Month and with it comes several new fair housing bills out of Sacramento. In light of that, it seems appropriate to address the purpose of Fair Housing laws and whether there is a connection between the justifiable and need protections under...

WEDNESDAYS DECEMBER 11TH Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Cost: $39 Member / $49 Non-Member One of the most important aspects of property management is understanding and using the many forms required. This seminar will cover the types of forms you will be using and will show you...

March is here, and as the end of the first quarter of 2019 approaches, the year is shaping up to be busy for the rental housing industry. The Board of Directors met in February and, once again, focused on the legislative issues faced by our...

Dear Maintenance Men: I have heard the terms “Preventive Maintenance” for as long as I have owned apartments. But, I’m not sure how it applies to me. I own a small four-plex, I’m handy and just fix things as they come up. Preventive maintenance just sounds...

Q: Normally I love the smell of garlic, but enough is enough! I’ve been receiving escalating complaints from my residents concerning a housing tenant on Section 8, who seems to use a bit too much garlic and curry when cooking meals. The smell permeates the...