A Year of COVID-19–What Next?

It has been over a year since all our worlds changed due to the pandemic. As we embark on our recovery, the market remains soft, and some of the past year’s resolutions should remain in place. Tenants still have the luxury of being picky. Even in lower-end markets, tenants demand spruced up kitchens, clean finishes… Read More

New Legislation Creates A Housing Inventory And Requires Owners To Report Information About Their Units

Ordinance No. 265-20, which became effective on January 18, 2021, requires owners of residential housing units in San Francisco to begin reporting certain information about their units to the Rent Board. The Rent Board will use this information to create and maintain a “housing inventory” of all units in San Francisco that are subject to the Rent Ordinance.

Congratulations to Our Tenant Relations Coordinator

There are two things we couldn’t have survived 2020 without: 1) The San Francisco Apartment Association for their market insight and COVID guidance and protocols; and 2) our newly hired tenant relations coordinator, Alexis Romero for the way she effortlessly handles tenant interactions yielding the most positive result. Recently those two things came together when… Read More

November 2020 Election Legislation Outcomes Landlords Need to Know

Hi All! With the November election over, we would like to update you with how the results will or will not affect you. Ultimately, this election pulled out a few wins for California landlords and homeowners! Prop 15: California’s biggest real estate tax proposal in more than four decades was successfully defeated by 51.8% of… Read More

Tired of Managing Lobby and Garage Thefts and Tenant Security Complaints?

The passage of Prop 20 may help. Dear California Residents and Property Owners: Have you had an increase in tenant complaints about car break-ins, package thefts and overall crime in recent years? Have you wondered what could have caused or influenced this increase in crime? If you voted in 2014, you may remember Proposition 47… Read More

Please Welcome Our New Tenant Relations Coordinator, Alexis Romero

Last month marks my 18th year in this business.  When I walked into my grandfather’s office that fateful day after getting laid off from a tech job when the bubble burst in 2002, I had no idea what the future would hold for me.  I jumped in modernizing my grandfather’s office, putting new systems in… Read More

My Love of San Francisco is a Little Foggy These Days. Is Yours?

After a particularly rough day of managing homeless people and break-ins on my clients’ properties (currently an almost daily occurance) and navigating complex San Francisco landlord-tenant issues, I penned a rant to my supervisor. This isn’t the San Francisco I grew up loving. Is it yours? Read my rant here, then write your own supervisor…. Read More

July COVID-19 Market Update

Another month, another normal, another way we can adapt to the new rental market landscape.  While it seems like moves from layoffs and to be closer to family have leveled off, this month we saw a lot of moves from tenants who realize their work environment will continue to be their own couch for the… Read More

How to Handle Requests for Service Animals, Pets and Emotional Support Animals

The secret of how tenants can get their pets deemed Emotional Support Animals is out.  Tenants have figured out that they can easily find a counselor, psychologist or doctor who will prescribe an ESA for any range of ailments.  Most commonly, this is done with an Internet search and the tenant paying an unscrupulous therapy… Read More

2019 San Francisco Rent Board Rates

The March 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 San Francisco Rent Board Rates have been released. They are as follows: Allowable Rent Increase 2.6% Security Deposit Interest 2.7% 2018-2019 Property Tax Rent Board Fees that Can Be Charged to Tenants $22.50       This is the largest allowable increase I have seen in my… Read More

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