Important Update for California Landlords: Understanding the New Civil Code on Micromobility Devices

Dear California Landlords, We trust this message finds you in good health. We are reaching out to inform you about recent legislative changes that directly impact landlords in the state of California. The introduction of new Civil Code provisions related to micromobility devices (i.e. e-bikes, electric scooters, hoverboards, etc.) necessitates your attention to ensure that… Read More

Using the Principles of Persuasion to Negotiate with Tenants

As the rental market continues to evolve, a new trend is emerging, one that might initially seem daunting but ultimately presents an opportunity for both landlords and tenants: the art of rent negotiation. In recent years, an increasing number of tenants are actively engaging in discussions about their lease, seeking more flexible terms or reduced… Read More

Unlocking Financial Returns: The Pawsitive Impact of Allowing Dogs in San Francisco Buildings

Dear San Francisco Landlords, In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the real estate market, with tenants increasingly seeking pet-friendly housing options. As the demand for pet-friendly rentals continues to rise, property owners are discovering that embracing this trend can lead to substantial financial returns. In this newsletter article, we’ll explore the… Read More

Enhance Common Areas to Attract Tenants

Common areas are an extension of tenants’ homes. Show them you care. Dear San Francisco Landlords, We hope this newsletter finds you well. As property owners and managers, we often focus on the inside of our apartments, ensuring they are updated and well-maintained for our tenants. However, it’s essential to remember that the common areas… Read More

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Must Approve Changes to Planning Code for a Better Future

San Francisco is a city known for its beauty, diversity, and economic opportunities. However, it also faces significant challenges in terms of housing affordability and availability. To address these pressing issues, the San Francisco Planning Commission has approved changes to the Planning Code, offering a promising solution. Now, it is crucial for the Board of… Read More

Weighing Tenant Satisfaction with Your Bottom Line

In the age of social media, poor tenant relations can cost you more than money. I never thought I would mention TikTok in this newsletter.  I, for one, am not a subscriber, but recent articles I’ve seen mentioning the platform inspired me to address a larger topic: weighing tenant satisfaction with your bottom line. A… Read More

How Lingsch Realty Saves You Money on Repairs and Improvements

While no property owner likes to see monthly expenses on their monthly accounting, they are unfortunately a part of owning investment property. While they may be frustrating, you may not see behind the scenes of how Lingsch Realty works hard to mitigate these expenses. Here is how: While owing investment property can be costly and… Read More

New Year, New Landlord Laws

As always, the new year brings new laws that landlords must follow. This year brings laws that make it easier for developers to modify exisiting properties, build on commerical sites, and build denser housing. For those laws, please visit the California Association of Realtors’ site. Some laws that specifically affect landlords are summarized below: Assembly… Read More

Did You Know? Departing Tenants Can Rescind their Notice to Vacate at Any Time–Which May Leave You Liable to a Planned Future Tenant

Many of our clients ask us to show their upcoming vacancies prior to the current tenant moving out. This obviously minimizes downtime, and therefore increases our clients’ bottom lines. However, did you know that the exisiting tenant can unilaterally rescind their 30-day notices to vacate at any time before they move out? And that signing… Read More

What to Know about Rent Reductions in a Rent-Controled Jurisdiction

During the initial days and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clients, desperate to get vacant apartments rented in a slow market, yet knowing the pandemic was temporary, and a market recovery imminent, were racking their brains for creative solutions to get their vacant units rented, while avoiding permanently low base rents. We heard all… Read More

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