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As leaders in the San Francisco property management market, we want to make things better for landlords and tenants, vendors and partners. All of us face similar challenges, whether it’s Airbnb tempting your tenants to sublet or the recent drought, which left landlords wondering how to manage water. We share our expertise and our advice on our San Francisco property management blog. Follow along to get your most common questions answered. Learn from our experience and avoid costly mistakes.
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The rental market in San Francisco in 2018 is looking much like it did at the end of 2017. Today, we’re sharing a few rental market trends that you need to be aware of if you’re a landlord in San Francisco. Property Management San Francisco: Lower Rents Rents are down...read more
As you know, properties falling under the rent control ordinance in San Francisco are subject to rent control regulations. This applies to multifamily apartment buildings built before June 14, 1979. Property Management San Francisco: Rent Increase The amount of rent...read more
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...read more
In San Francisco, you have to allow your roommates to add new and additional roommates. If one roommate moves out, you have to allow your tenants to get a replacement roommate. Replacement Roommates as Unauthorized Subtenants It’s important that you do not recognize...read more
Once your tenants move out, you will probably wonder what you can assess against their security deposit. The key is to avoid security deposit disputes, and today we’re telling you what you can charge for and what you shouldn’t charge for from a tenant’s deposit....read more
For Gordon Property Management, 2018 marks our 31st year managing residential real estate in San Francisco. There have been a lot of changes in 31 years. We have seen the rental market go up really fast and then cool down just as rapidly. We have also seen a lot of...read more
New Landlord Guide
We often get calls from property owners who are moving away for a short period of time, and they want to rent out their homes furnished. Today, we are addressing that question and explaining why it’s best to rent a property that’s unfurnished. Essentially, furnished...read more
Today we are talking about the property insurance requirements for landlords. This is a complicated topic, so we are breaking it out into two parts. This blog is Part One, which will be a general explanation of the insurance you need when you’re renting out your...read more
If you want to be a good landlord in San Francisco, there are five simple rules that can help you be successful. Timely Rent Payments Make sure your tenants are paying rent on time. Charge a late fee when the money comes in after the due date. Don’t let your tenants...read more
San Francisco Rental Laws & Regulations
Today, we are talking a little bit about San Francisco’s new legislation that regulates short term rentals in the area. It’s being called the Airbnb legislation. As you probably know, we passed laws that legalize this type of rental. Until recently, it was completely...read more
Our topic today is the 614 Notice and whether you need to use it when you’re renting out your home in San Francisco. A 614 Notice is a legal notice that a San Francisco landlord would serve to tenants when you have a roommate situation and one of the original...read more
Today we are explaining what and who protected tenants are. In San Francisco, tenants have a lot of rights. Protected tenants have even more rights. Those rights come into play primarily when you are trying to evict them, using either an Ellis Act eviction or an owner...read more
Investing in San Francisco Rental Real Estate
Managing multi-residential apartment buildings in San Francisco is complicated. The city has a lot of very unique rent control laws and tenants have a lot of rights. Landlords have rights too, and it’s important to know what you’re doing in order to protect those...read more
There are excellent tenants out there, but in order to attract them a landlord needs to frequently consider updating their San Francisco property. Making some kind of improvement to the unit every time it becomes vacant is a...read more
If you plan to invest in residential real estate in San Francisco it’s important to familiarize yourself with the rental market in San Francisco, rent control ordinance, and the basics of Landlord-Tenant Law. The majority of San Francisco’s...read more
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