San Francisco Property Management Blog
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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Today, we’re talking about what to do if you suspect that your tenant has moved out of your apartment and is subletting it to someone else. If it’s a rent controlled property in San Francisco, you don’t want that to happen. If the tenant’s not living there, you want...read more
Often, the landlord tenant relationship in San Francisco is unfortunately an adversarial relationship due to San Francisco’s rent control laws. Most landlords with tenants in place who are paying below market rents really don’t care if those tenants stay, so they...read more
Most of us have just put away all our Thanksgiving leftovers, which means we are coming into San Francisco’s slow rental season. Today on the Gordon Property Management blog, we want to talk about pricing your apartment, your single-family home, or your condo in the...read more
Landlords are dealing with a litigious industry. Being a landlord in the U.S. can be risky. I once read that if you want to get sued in America, one of the best ways to do it is to become a landlord. So, you need to have proper insurance for your rental property....read more
Let’s face it; San Francisco is an expensive city to live in, and it’s an expensive city to do business in. Most of our buildings are old, and many rent controlled properties have not seen improvements or replacements in a long time. However, rental property...read more
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
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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