Managing Sharing a Fridge with a Roommate

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Common conflicts in a home with roomies is generally regarding shared space, and especially the kitchen. What we’ve learned from assisting in minor conflict resolution between tenants and hearing the stories of many of our independent owners is that there should always be ground rules agreed upon, even before the boxes are unpacked. 1. Break out the Markers While it’s … Read More

Getting Ready to Move into a Rental

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Make your move into a rental easy and stress-free! Congratulations! You just got word that you landed your brand new rental unit. We know all you can think about is getting settled into your new place, hosting elaborate dinner parties, and snuggling up on your couch for a movie night, but before you start packing here are a few tips … Read More

VIDEO: What is fair in terms of a security deposit?

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What is fair in terms of a security deposit?  Whether you’re managing your own property or hiring an expert to run it for you, one of the most important things about marketing that home is transparency when it comes to the condition of the property and the security deposit. Depending on the state you live in, the regulations might be … Read More

New Driver’s License Law in California

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California Assembly Bill 60, which will take effect January 1, 2015.  This law enables undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver’s license from the Department of Motor Vehicles without the holder presenting a birth certificate or Social Security card. Some landlords have expressed concern over how this law will effect their ability to rent their homes.  The short answer is that … Read More

Lease Protections for Military Families … What You Need To Know

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  In the last year we have had a few lease terminations by military families that received orders to move.  Yes, we have military families living among us right here in Santa Clarita.  So, what is a landlord to do? First, they cannot discriminate against the military family moving in just because they may get transferred.  One of the “protections” … Read More