Repair and Deduct: Tenant Rights in Santa Cruz
California is known to be a tenant-friendly state. There are a number of laws protecting tenants and their rights, and property owners who don’t understand those laws or violate them can find themselves facing large financial penalties and other consequences.
Fair Housing Advice for your Santa Cruz Property
It’s basically impossible to own rental real estate in Santa Cruz (or anywhere in California) without having a grasp on the fair housing laws that are in place at the federal, state, and local levels. This is an area of the law that’s always changing, and in...
5 Key Points to Consider Before Buying Your First Santa Cruz Investment Property
Buying your first Santa Cruz investment property can be an exciting time, especially if you’ve been planning to make this move for some time, and you’re finally ready.
How Technology Makes Owning Santa Cruz Rental Properties More Profitable
Everyone is using the internet. Online resources are more common than ever, and with the exception of the occasional data breach and social media fight, it’s making life better for most people. Technology is helpful for owners, property managers, and even tenants....
What Are Your Responsibilities as a Santa Cruz Landlord
A successful rental process in Santa Cruz depends on both tenants and landlords understanding and meeting their responsibilities. You expect your tenants to pay rent on time, follow the terms laid out in the lease agreement, and to report maintenance as soon as it’s needed.
Is it Time to Switch Santa Cruz Property Management Companies?
You wouldn’t stick with a doctor who was misdiagnosing all your illnesses. And you wouldn’t keep seeing a mechanic who was overcharging you for the wrong parts when you brought your car in for servicing.
Most Common Landlord Mistakes and How to Avoid them in Santa Cruz
No one is perfect, and it’s unreasonable for landlords to think that they’ll get everything right when they’re leasing, managing, and maintaining their Santa Cruz rental properties.
New Laws Now: Staying Compliant as a California Landlord in 2021
Renting out a property in California is more complex than it once was. Are you prepared? Legal mistakes are easy to make, and fixing them is often more expensive and time-consuming than landlords realize. Make sure you’re not out of compliance and get yourself and your properties prepared for everything from rent control to tenant screening to security deposits.
Santa Cruz Rental Market Forecast for 2021
The Santa Cruz rental market has always been complex, and this last year has certainly been unique. While we can absolutely understand the amount of anxiety and hesitation around the challenges that are due to economic shifts and the unexpected global pandemic, we...
Dangers of A Vacant Santa Cruz Property
No one wants to leave their Santa Cruz rental property vacant for longer than necessary. Not only does it deprive you of rental income, it also leaves your investment at risk. The dangers of leaving a rental property vacant are more than financial. A long vacancy...