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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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
There are two types of rent control in San Francisco. One limits the amount of rent you can charge, and the other concerns eviction controls and dictates how you can terminate a tenancy. Today, we’re giving you just the basics of San Francisco’s rent control...read more
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
Property Insurance for Landlords Part 2 – Your San Francisco Property Management Company is an Additional Insured
This is Part Two of a blog that includes information about required insurance for landlords and rental property owners. In the first blog, we discussed what types of coverage you need. Today, we are talking specifically about making sure your property management...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
New Landlord Guide
Property owners often ask me if they need to upgrade their properties before they put them on the rental market or when they’re between tenants. They want to know if it’s important to remodel kitchens and bathrooms. Generally, I tell people that if they have to ask,...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
Our topic today is renters insurance. The latest lease agreement written by the San Francisco Apartment Association now has a clause in it that requires tenants to obtain renters insurance. That’s the lease we use and most of the San Francisco landlords we work with...read more
San Francisco Rental Laws & Regulations
Today we are talking a little bit about what to do when you find out your tenant is subleasing your property on a site like AirBNB or VRBO. It’s hard to find out if your tenant is doing this because if you go to AirBNB, you cannot search the site by address. They give...read more
The San Francisco Tobacco Smoke Disclosure Ordinance became effective on January 1, 2014. It requires that all new leases disclose if there are any other units in the building that contain tobacco smoke. This does not apply to medical marijuana, only tobacco. The...read more
Today’s blog focuses on single family homes and condos in San Francisco, particularly the way rental laws apply to them. You can take a look at the blog we wrote in 2012 on this topic. That was Part 1. Here’s an update, or a Part 2, which summarizes the laws you need...read more
Investing in San Francisco Rental Real Estate
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