Archive for February, 2012

Rent Sense: Pet Friendly Requires Management

Posted: 24th February 2012 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: Pet Friendly Requires Management By Neil Fjellestad and Chris DeMarco Fjellestad, Barrett & Short While advertising “pet-friendly” certainly makes marketing sense for an apartment community and individual rentals there needs to be a well thought-out management strategy, reasonable policies that are enforced, pet owners that are responsible and willing to be held accountable. […]

Rent Sense: Tax Codes Will Always Favor Rental Owners By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco FBS Property Management Independent rental owners of homes, individual condos and apartment buildings are generally considered engaged in a trade or business. As such they enjoy key small business benefits under federal and state tax codes. It is recognized […]

Rent Sense: Credit Considerations

Posted: 10th February 2012 by Melissa in Rent Sense
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Rent Sense: Credit Considerations By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco FBS Property Management If you’re looking for a rental home, condo or apartment you know what is acceptable or not about the location, condition and rental rate. What you might not know what is acceptable or not about your credit report when your rental […]

Legal Questions- February 2012 Part 2

Posted: 8th February 2012 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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Kimball Tirey and St. John LLP Ted Kimball, Esq. 8. Q. There is a very loud tenant in the apartment building across the alley from our rental. I have asked them to quiet down on numerous occasions and have even called the police. They keep playing their music late at night and into the wee […]

Legal Questions- February 2012 Part 1

Posted: 6th February 2012 by Melissa in Legal Questions
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Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP Questions and Answers Ted Kimball, Esq. 1. Q: I understand a security deposit refund must be postmarked within 21 days of vacating the premises. Is this correct? A. The security deposit must be mailed within 21 days of the tenant vacating the unit. 2. Q: I have a maintenance […]

Rent Sense: Making an Informed Rental Choice By Neil Fjellestad and Chris De Marco FBS Property Management Nearly half the housing in San Diego is offered for rent. If your financial and/or lifestyle requirements are best met by renting, you need to make an informed choice. Here’s why: Especially in today’s economy, you need to […]