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California’s 2019 state legislative session has a projected end date of September 13, 2019. Keep in mind that this state has full-time legislators, allowing the legislature to meet throughout the year after adjourning their regularly scheduled sessions. ...

By Eric D. Jarvis, Esq. | Founder of ReassureRent

It’s every landlord’s nightmare: A tenant who can’t, or won’t, pay the rent. You’ve invested in your property.  You are obligate to continue to pay taxes, insurance, a mortgage, and maintenance, and you depend on that income. You provided a home for your tenant and you have a right to expect that tenant to keep their end of the deal.  Now you’re involved in a time consuming and emotionally draining eviction process. In the best situations, you will pay some legal fees and lose some rent.  In the very worst situations, you could spend thousands in legal fees and lose half a year of rent before you get your property back.

Why 1031 DST EXCHANGES ARE GROWING IN POPULARITY 1. Free yourself from the three Ts of active management – tenants, toilets and trash. Many investors are attracted to Delaware Statutory Trusts because they offer the potential for a passive income stream. This feature is especially popular...

Its Monday, again… I open the door to my office, throw my coat on the back of my chair and stick a coffee cup under the Keurig.  Then, I walk over to the drop box to collect the keys from my renters who have moved out over...

“Ming” the Bengal Tiger Once Raised in a Harlem Apartment Has Passed The Bengal Tiger Lived in a Rent Controlled Apartment for 3-Years Until Being Discovered and Becoming a Front-Page News Story A Bengal tiger cub named Ming had once lived for three years in a public-housing project as his owner’s “only...

AB 1482 (“TENANT PROTECTION ACT OF 2019″) RENT CAP, JUST CAUSE EVICTION & RELOCATION FEES This guidance is intended for rental properties in cities that do not currently have rent control, tenant eviction protections, or relocation fees. If your rental property is located in a jurisdiction that is...

by Michael Trainotti Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), in late March 2019 introduce his proposed legislation is modeled on the federal estate tax but would lower the exemption rate to $3.5 million, which is lower than the federal estate tax exemption. Senator Wiener introduced Senate Bill 378 at the end of...

By Dwight Kay A Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) is an entity that is used to hold title to investment real estate. In some ways, this is similar to how a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can hold title to real estate; however, unlike an LLC, a DST...

Reviewing your portfolio of investment properties should provide a sense of satisfaction. Thanks to your decades of hard work, your portfolio generates cash and operates like a well-oiled machine. But would this continue without you? Is your spouse or successor up to speed on how...

If you are unfortunate enough to receive a letter from your tenants attorney, do not respond, do not pass go, do not collect $200.00. Send the letter to your own legal counsel for review and direction. Sometimes what you say can and will be used...

In several past articles on fair housing and Section 8 tenancies, we said that no group should be painted with a broad brush and that discrimination lawsuits are the product of preconceived notions about classes of people....

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