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In San Francisco, the ease with which you can terminate a tenancy really depends upon when your property was built and received its certificate of occupancy. The rent ordinance dictates your eviction controls.

Rent Control and Terminating Tenancies

For properties built after June 14, 1979, there are no eviction controls and you can terminate a tenancy much like you can terminate a tenancy anywhere else in California. In most cases, you just have to serve your tenant a 60-day Notice of Termination. However, for properties built before June 14, 1979, whether it’s a single family home, condo, or apartment building, you cannot terminate a tenancy except for just cause.

Understanding Just Cause

Just cause as defined by the San Francisco Rent Board includes 16 causes. For all practical purposes, it comes down to nonpayment of rent. That’s the most common way to terminate a tenancy. If you’re an owner and you want to move into your property, you can do an owner eviction. In theory, if you have a tenant who is creating a nuisance, you can terminate the tenancy for that reason. However, it’s difficult. At Gordon Property Management, I have been successful with nuisance termination before, but it was a lot of work. It took several court appearances and lots of documentation. It was not easy.

Basically, in San Francisco, you want to thoroughly screen your tenants before they move in. Once they are in place, you’ll be stuck with them for a long time.

If you need help leasing your property or with tenant screening, contact us at Gordon Property Management. We have a leasing-only program where we can screen and place tenants and then turn the management over to you. We’d be happy to help with whatever you need in terms of property management in San Francisco.

 

John recently joined Gordon Property Management’s maintenance team. He works with Alen in repairing and maintaining residential real estate for GPM’s clients.

Messages for John can be left with Nanette at (415) 554-8812 x 202 or by Email: maintenance@gpmsf.com

 

Nicole is our Receptionist & Assistant Property Manager who joined the team in January 2017. She communicates often with our tenants and provides support and assistance to them as well as to the other members of our office. Nicole is also in charge of the annual property surveys for our company making her very familiar with most GPM properties as well. This familiarity proves very useful when assisting Jasmine as part of the maintenance team.
Main Line: 415 554-8812 x210
Email: nicole@gpmsf.com

 

Jasmine Miller is the Maintenance Coordinator at Gordon Property Management. Jasmine has been with the company since 2015. She oversees all maintenance request for the properties we manage. Jasmine has completed the San Francisco Apartment Associations CCRM series.

Main line: 415 554-8812 x205
Direct Line: 415 625-0993
Email: jasmine@gpmsf.com

 

Alen is a talented Maintenance Technician with years of knowledge and experience repairing and maintaining residential real estate. Alen has been with Gordon Property Management since 2004.

Messages for Alen can be left with Nanette at (415) 554-8812 x 202 or by Email: maintenance@gpmsf.com

 

Ryan is our Bookkeeper. He handles all of the billing and rents received from tenants and assists with maintenance. Ryan has been with Gordon Property Management since 2012. Ryan has completed the San Francisco Apartment Association CCRM series.
Main Line: (415) 554-8812
Direct Line: (415) 728-0141
Email: ryan@gpmsf.com

 

Nanette BarrNanette is our Property Manager & Leasing Agent at Gordon Property Management. Nanette is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson and has completed the San Francisco Apartment Associations CCRM series. Nanette has been with Gordon Property Management since 2005.
Main Line: (415) 554-8812 x 202
Direct Line: (415) 625-0992
Email: nanette@gpmsf.com
CA DRE License #01929355

 

Meghan joined Gordon Property Management in 2004 after working in the insurance industry for many years. Meghan is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has completed the San Francisco Apartment Associations CCRM series. Call Meghan to discuss having your property professionally managed by Gordon Property Management.
Main Line: (415) 554-8812 x 204
Direct Line: (415) 625-0990
Email: meghan@gpmsf.com
CA DRE License #01780930

Stephanie Gordon
Stephanie Gordon is an active member of the Professional Property Management Association of San Francisco (PPMA), the San Francisco Apartment Association (SFAA), the California Apartment Association (CAA) and the National Association of Real Property Managers (NARPM). Stephanie was named the 2010 Property Manager of the Year by the San Francisco Apartment Association. This award was quite an honor and a fitting testimonial to her dedication and professionalism as a property manager. Stephanie received her Master’s Degree in Real Estate from Golden Gate University in 1986. Stephanie is a native San Franciscan and loves all things real estate related.

Main Line: (415) 554-8812 x 201
Direct Line: (415) 625-0989
Email: stephanie@gpmsf.com
CA DRE License #00874781


 

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RENT DUE: All rents are due on the first day of the month. Some of our leases have a grace period. Any rent not received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the grace period is considered late and will incur a late fee. Rents can be paid on line, mailed to us, or dropped off at our office. There is a secure mail slot to the far right of our front door where rents can be dropped off 24/7.

LATE RENT: Any rent not received by 5:00 PM on the last day of the grace period (if any) is late and a late fee of 5% will be charged. Personal checks are not accepted after the 5th of the month. If your rent is late it must be paid with a cashier’s check or money order (payable to Gordon Property Management) and must include the late fee.

BOUNCED CHECKS: If your check is returned by the bank for non-sufficient funds, or for any reason, you will be charged a retuned check fee of $40.00 PLUS the late fee of 5%. Replacement checks must be paid with a cashier’s check or money order and must include the NSF fee and the late fee. Personal checks will not be accepted by any tenant who has had two checks returned by the bank.

AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS: If you choose, you can arrange for an automatic payment with your bank. You can also make online rent payments via our Online Tenant Portal. Click here to PAY RENT ONLINE NOW.

MOVING OUT: You must give 30 days written notice of your intent to move out. Once we receive your notice we will send you a move out packet with information regarding the pre-move out inspection and cleaning instructions.

MAINTENANCE REQUESTS: All requests for maintenance and repairs must be made through the TENANT PORTAL. You must give us permission to use our keys for entry or you must be home to let the repair person in.

After business hours, evenings and weekends we can only accommodate emergency repairs which are generally limited to plumbing emergencies and you will have to be home to meet the repair person. For after hour emergencies please call the office (415 554-8812) and our answering service will be able to assist you.

PLUMBING: Gordon Property Management will cover the cost of most plumbing repairs, however you should be aware that we do not cover the costs of repairs that are due to a tenants’ negligence or lack of care.

GARBAGE DISPOSALS: Gordon Property Management will not pay to clear jammed or frozen garbage disposals. This is the most common type of maintenance request and is almost always caused by misuse or overuse of the garbage disposal. They are delicate machines and are not intended to grind up many kinds of foods or a large volume of food. Use the garbage disposal at your own risk!

LOCKOUTS: If you lock yourself out of your apartment you will have to call a locksmith at your own expense.

EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE REQUESTS: For emergency repairs you may call the office (415) 554-8812 and then follow up by completing the form or logging into the portal.

After hour emergencies please call our answering service at (415) 554-8812.

 

Completed Rental Application – EACH applicant over 18 years of age who will be residing in the unit must complete in its entirety and sign Gordon Property Management’s Application. You can complete an application online through our listings.

Provide Credit Check and Processing Fee – EACH applicant over 18 years of age who will be residing in the unit must provide a $35.00 non-refundable credit check and processing fee. Payment methods for this fee may be online, cash, check or money order made payable to Gordon Property Management. Credit check and processing fees are non-refundable. The amount charged covers the actual cost of credit report, unlawful detainer (eviction) search and/or other screening reports and the administrative costs to obtain, process and verify screening information.

Provide Gordon Property Management with income documentation. Applicants can upload income verification or provide them to Gordon – Property Management via fax, email or in person.

Income documentation includes copies of your most recent paystubs, offer letters or tax returns. We will not begin working on your application until we receive all of these items.

Qualifying For An Apartment

INCOME:
In order to rent an apartment or home from Gordon Property Management applicants must be able to show that their monthly income is equal to or greater than 3 1/2 times the monthly rent. We consider all verifiable income of all applicants in the household. Self-employed persons may need to submit tax returns and / or bank statements. Students who are receiving parental support will need to have their parents qualify and sign a rent guarantee.

CREDIT REPORTS:
The credit report is one of several factors we use in evaluating a tenant. Although a high credit rating is preferable, we recognize that many potentially great tenants have had credit problems in the past. If your credit history is less than ideal please tell us why.

REFERENCES:
We will contact your current and your former landlord for references. The rental reference is an extremely important factor in evaluating prospective tenants, so make sure your application includes accurate phone numbers for your current and former landlord.

PETS:
Some of our properties are willing to consider pets and some will not. If we are able to consider pets our ads will clearly state that pets are negotiable. Cats must be spayed or neutered and in some cases they must be indoor cats. Dogs must be at least two years old and we must be able to either meet the dog or get references for the dog. Read our pet agreement carefully and make sure you are willing to comply with the terms of the pet agreement.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Selecting a tenant from several qualified applicants is not easy. We use all of the above factors in combination in choosing a tenant. We will offer the unit to the first qualified applicant to submit a complete application, with the following exceptions: 1) Applicants who offer over the asking price will be given priority consideration and applicants who offer less than the asking price will be considered after those offering full price or more. 2)An applicant without a pet may, in some cases, be offered a unit before an applicant with one. Applications shall not be considered received until they are complete.

SIGNING A LEASE:
If you are selected for an apartment, you will have 48 hours from the time we offer you the apartment to sign the lease and pay the full security deposit. All leases are 12 month leases. The first month’s rent will be due at the start of the lease and before you are given keys to the apartment. Both the security deposit and the first months’ rent must be paid through our on line application or paid with a cashier’s check or money order (payable to Gordon Property Management). Applicant will be required to obtain a renter’s insurance policy prior to occupancy. Smoking of tobacco products is prohibited on the entire property pursuant to Article 19F of the SF Health code. However, some prior rental agreements in building are not subject to this regulation.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY:
We do Business in Accordance with the Fair Housing Act. (The Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988).

IT SHALL BE ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY PERSON BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, (PHYSICAL OR MENTAL) DISABILITY, FAMILIAL STATUS (HAVING ONE OR MORE CHILDREN), OR NATIONAL ORIGIN

In the sale or rental of housing or residential lots
In advertising the sale or rental of housing
In the financing of housing
In the appraisal of housing
In the provision of real estate brokerage services
Blockbusting is illegal
Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against should send a complaint to:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Washington, D.C. 20410

 

Jordan Rugg joined the GPM team in 2018 as Leasing Agent and all-around assistant.  After 5 years as a school teacher, Jordan decided it was time to join the family business (Jordan is the son of Founder Stephanie Gordon). 

Direct Line: (415) 742-8027
Email: jordan@gpmsf.com

 

Tierney enjoys working part time for GPM.  She works remotely helping us with administrative tasks and showing our rental listings on the weekends. 

Email: tierney@gpmsf.com