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HOA Management vs. Residential Explained by a San Francisco Property Manager

The purpose of our blog today is to explain a little bit about why property management for homeowners associations is so much different than property management for residential properties. They are two completely different fields with two separate sets of laws. In HOA management, you’re dealing with the Davis Stirling Act and all the rules […]

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San Francisco Property Management 101: Maintenance is Done on Tenant-Occupied Rental Property

Setting maintenance expectations with owners and tenants can be a very difficult job for a property manager. For starters, the tenants are usually unhappy because when maintenance is required it means that something is broken and needs to be fixed. Property owners are not always forthcoming in their willingness to pay for necessary repairs. Sometimes, […]

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What Happens When My San Francisco Tenant Takes Me to the Rental Board for a Decrease in Housing Service?

Property Management Systems is a full service property management company in San Francisco, and I started this business 16 years ago by facilitating the Rent Board process on behalf of owners. Today we are talking about Decrease in Housing Service Petitions. This is something that occurs if one of your tenants takes you to the […]

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How a San Francisco Property Management Company Communicates with Clients

With modern technology, there are various ways of communicating today. You can use telephone, text, email and paper. You should expect your property management company to communicate with you on a regular basis, and you also want to make sure they are willing to communicate with you in whatever way you are most comfortable. There […]

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California Security Deposit Laws: San Francisco Property Management Education

Our topic today is the required timeframe to return a security deposit to a tenant. According to California law, the tenant has the right to an initial walk through during the last two weeks of a 30-day notice period. The tenant can do this walk through with the property manager or the property owner, but […]

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What Landlords Need to Know When Petitioning the San Francisco Rent Board

What Landlords Need to Know When Petitioning the San Francisco Rent Board

Understanding San Francisco’s many rules and regulations regarding rent control can often times be rather confusing. Then, add in the various landlord petitions and you’re likely to go mad trying to understand everything in front of you. Properties in San Francisco tend to be older, and therefore require more upkeep in order to maintain the […]

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San Francisco Property Management Advice: Rent furnished or unfurnished?

San Francisco Property Management Advice: Rent furnished or unfurnished?

So, you’ve just purchased a rental property in San Francisco and now it’s time to decide: To furnish or not to furnish? This is the old age question for many landlords, and not one to be taken lightly. There are many pros and cons to either option, thus, it’s important to carefully weight each before […]

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Why San Francisco Real Estate Investors Should Select a Management Company Prior to Close of Escrow

Why San Francisco Real Estate Investors Should Select a Management Company Prior to Close of Escrow

Buying a new property is an exciting time for an investor, however, it can also be quite scary. Not only is it a huge financial commitment, but it’s a time consuming one as well. The process of finding a home is usually the less complicated and generally understood aspect of buying a property. When it […]

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What San Francisco rental property owners should and shouldn’t say to their tenants

What San Francisco rental property owners should and shouldn’t say to their tenants

Owning rental property is an investment and you want your end result to be a prosperous one financially. Qualified tenants are what the business is all about and keep in mind; your asset is a business. As nice or responsible as your tenant may be, you never want to cross the line and take the […]

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San Francisco Rent Increase Rules Explained by Property Management Systems

San Francisco Rent Increase Rules Explained by Property Management Systems

So, you have chosen to purchase a rental property in magnificent San Francisco and now it’s time to figure out the City by the Bay’s many rent control rules and regulations. Understanding the city’s complex and ever-changing laws can be quite confusing, but that’s why Property Management Systems is here to break it down for […]

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