Earthquake Insurance Is a Must for Your Rental Properties in California

California is one of the golden states in the country when it comes to financial opportunity. If you’re in business in the media, technology, or entertainment industries, California is a great choice. As a result of all that financial activity, other industries and business sectors also do well. Housing and rental properties are clearly one…

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Why You Need Liability Insurance to Protect Your Properties

If you’ve made the decision to become a landlord, you’re embarking on one of the best ways to make a steady, reliable income that also provides a much needed public service. You are providing housing to those that need it, but can’t necessarily pay the amounts required to own a home. If you’ve chosen your…

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Tips for Updating Your Property to Attract Renters

Keeping your rental property clean and updated not only improves the value of the property, but it also helps to attract and keep better tenants by allowing you to charge higher rent. Before you break out your wallet, make a plan of action by prioritizing what needs to be updated in your unit and how…

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Information About California Landlord Insurance

With its sunny weather, cultural attractions and natural beauty, it’s no wonder the Golden State has the largest population in the US. High real estate prices prevent many people from becoming homeowners leaving almost half of homes in California as rental properties. With traditionally low vacancy rates, it’s a good place to be a landlord.…

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What are the Most Important Clauses in a Landlord Insurance Policy?

A common misconception is that a property insurance policy is the same thing as a landlord home insurance policy. The key difference between the two types of policies is that a standard home insurance policy only protects you if you live on the premises of the rental property. However, if you live offsite as most…

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Tips for Landlords on How to Deal with Property Damage

Whether damage was caused intentionally or by accident, dealing with property damage is a challenge many landlords face. When trying to protect your investment and minimize further damage, landlords must accept that some damage is to be expected as part of normal use, while deliberate damage is something that needs to be handled accordingly. Accidental…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Landlord Insurance

As a landlord and property owner, you often face unexpected surprises and issues that pop-up with your residential rental properties. While landlord insurance is not required, it’s a wise choice to have if you regularly rent out your property (and don’t live on the premises). Landlord insurance is designed to protect you from loss of…

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What Poses a Risk to Your Rental Properties?

Determining what poses a risk to your properties largely depends on the location. While it is particularly important as a landlord and property owner to identify these risks to the best of your ability, keep in mind that every situation differs from the next. Your property is a large financial asset that you should strive…

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A Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Landlord’s Rights and Responsibilities

Being a landlord comes with certain rights and a lot of responsibility. Not the least of which is disclosure. In this article we will outline some of the things a landlord is required to disclose about a rental property in the state of California. Lead based paint – If the property was constructed prior to…

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Know Your Apartment Renter’s Rights

Learn about your rights as a tenant It is a common misconception that by renting an apartment, you don’t have deal with any of the routine maintenance, or repairs. If something breaks, you simply contact the landlord. This is not always true. You need to consult your state and local laws as they pertain to…

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