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How to Petition San Francisco Rent Control Board for Capital Improvements

How to Petition San Francisco Rent Control Board for Capital Improvements

Most rental properties in San Francisco are generally older homes or apartment buildings, which oftentimes entails a certain amount of regular upkeep to maintain the asset. With restrictions in rent due to the San Francisco Rent Control Ordinance, owners are limited in the amount they may increase a tenant’s rent, which making necessary improvements over […]

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Tenant rights and security deposit issues in San Francisco

Tenant rights and security deposit issues in San Francisco

California Civil Code Section 1950.5 states rules that landlords and tenants must follow when handling security deposits. California cities as a whole generally abide by these supervisions; however, there are cities, such as San Francisco, that place additional rules on the security deposit process. Many times tenants are unaware of these existing laws and lose […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Rental Property in San Francisco

How to Get the Most Out of Your Rental Property in San Francisco

Rental property may seem like a simple way to secure additional income, and it often is, but it also comes with a huge legal responsibility. As a rental housing provider, to protect your investment you need to be proactive. San Francisco is a fantastic location to own rental property; however the city is extremely tenant […]

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Looking to Rent a Great House or Apartment in San Francisco? Consider Tenant Placement Services

Looking to Rent a Great House or Apartment in San Francisco? Consider Tenant Placement Services

Vacancy rates tend to be quite low in San Francisco and the majority of the time there are about 20 to 40 people vying for the same place; your goal is to set yourself apart. The best way to make a great impression on a landlord and/or property management company and have the one up […]

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What Services do Property Management Companies Provide in San Francisco

What Services do Property Management Companies Provide in San Francisco

Property management companies provide services for all types of properties, including apartments, homes, offices and commercial buildings. However, the type of service depends on the management company and property. The one thing property owners should never assume about property managers or property management firms in San Francisco is that they are all the same. Although […]

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Why San Francisco Landlords Get Sued by Tenants and How to Avoid It

Why San Francisco Landlords Get Sued by Tenants and How to Avoid It

Deciding to become a rental property owner in San Francisco is one of the biggest decisions a person can make and it requires a tremendous amount of responsibility. A situation any landlord can encounter is the possibility of being sued by a tenant. Generally, property owners are sued in small claims court by tenants over […]

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San Francisco Rent Board Maintenance Petition 101 – Landlord’s Guide

San Francisco Rent Board Maintenance Petition 101 – Landlord’s Guide

Understanding San Francisco’s complex rental ordinance can be confusing enough, but add the various landlord petitions and you have a mixture that results in one big headache. In order for a landlord of rent controlled property in San Francisco to be able to increase a tenant’s rent above the annual allowed amount, the landlord needs […]

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