Costa Hawkins – Learn More About The Consequences California Will Face If It’s Repealed

Since 1995, the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act has been a state law that’s kept cities in California from establishing their own forms of rent control, but times have changed. In most cities across California, rents have been climbing consistently for years. Renter advocacy groups have eyed Costa Hawkins as the “culprit” that has been […]

NO ON PROP. 10

In a study released this week, a UC Berkeley economist warns that repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act would worsen the state’s housing shortage. The paper, authored by Kenneth T. Rosen and available here, focuses on the potential impacts of Proposition 10, a Nov. 6 ballot measure that would overturn 1995’s Costa-Hawkins Act. TO GET […]

Rental Home Inspections 101 | Monterey County Landlord Education

Rental property inspections provide an opportunity for you to check on any preventative maintenance items that might need to be taken care of, and to make sure your tenants are following the terms of their lease. Today, we’re talking about how often you should conduct inspections, and what you should look for while you’re at […]

How to Handle Maintenance Requests in Monterey County, CA

Rental maintenance, particularly emergency maintenance, requires consistent policies and procedures. The first thing any landlord or management company needs to do is set those up so tenants know how to submit maintenance requests. Let them know if they should text, make a phone call, or send the request online.

5 Important Things to Look for When Hiring a Property Management Company in Monterey County

When it’s time to hire a property manager, there are a few specific things to look for. Property Management Hiring: Experience You want to see how long the company has been in business, and whether its broker is a current, active participant in the company. Find out what kind of continuing education programs are offered. […]

How to Provide Close-Up Care for a Senior Who is Far Away

Globalization and digital technology give modern people opportunities unimagined by past generations. But for everything, there is a price. Our society’s newfound mobility can weaken the bonds that once kept us in close touch with family and friends. This can make caring for an older person challenging, especially when the distance separating you from your […]

Tenant Relocation during Maintenance & Repairs

Once a property owner has entered into a rental agreement with a tenant and has handed over the keys, the tenant has the exclusive right to possession of the dwelling unit. Moreover, when tenants enter into the rental agreement, the owner agrees to provide the premises (in a habitable condition) in exchange for the tenant’s […]

Habitability Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities of the Owner and Tenant

  California law requires residential rental property owners to deliver and maintain their rental units in a habitable condition, this legal principle is called the warranty of habitability. Though originally created by the California Supreme Court in 1974, the California Legislature has codified many of the principles of the warranty of habitability in the Civil […]