Wellness Checks

I have not received rent from a tenant in three months.  Nor has he responded to emails or phone calls, so we have had no communication.  Should I check to see if he is okay? The short answer is “yes,” you should do a wellness check.  Sadly, due in part...

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New Roommate Considerations

A resident added her new spouse’s name to her checks.  By cashing these checks, am I also acknowledging her partner as a co-occupant? The answer is “probably not.”  If the original resident signed the check, and you have been and remain diligent about not recognizing the new spouse as a...

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Criteria for Renting

A tenant attorney submitted an application to rent a vacant unit in my building, but I would rather not rent to a tenant attorney.  Is there a way to lawfully deny her application? This is one of those questions where the technical answer is “yes, you may deny the applicant...

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Smoke Free Apartment Living

I’ve received multiple complaints about one tenant vaping and smoking marijuana. How should I approach the offending tenant? Can I request to see his medical marijuana card? “Smoke is smoke. Both tobacco and marijuana smoke impair blood vessel function similarly. People should avoid both….”-Matthew Springer, cardiovascular researcher and Associate Professor...

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FEATURED PROPERTIES

FEATURED PROPERTIES 1500 California Street, San Francisco Stunning corner building on Nob Hill erected in 1907 consists of a mix of apartments with a ground-floor restaurant and coffee shop use.  921-925 Post Street, San Francisco Straight from New England, this red brick structure sits on the corner of Post Street...

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