Can I pick my own tenant?

I want to know who’s living in my property. Can I pick my own tenant?  Many property owners are concerned about picking the right tenants. It’s understandable, you want to protect your investment. However, what some investors might not understand & really should be aware of is that there are certain laws and regulations you have…

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Should I rent out separate rooms?

Should you rent out each room individually, or rent the entire house to one family? You are going to see a lot of YouTube videos out there saying how profitable it is to rent out the rooms in your rental property to individual renters, instead of renting the property to one party or family. Doing…

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When is rent late? & How to collect the rent!

When is the rent due? How do I collect the rent? When should I start an eviction? These are all common questions by property owners. The lease agreement sets the terms for when rent is late. There’s a lot of variations out there, so please read the lease contract carefully. Most leases are going to…

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Can you force tenants to be clean?

How can you force the tenants at your rental property to be clean? Nobody likes the idea of dirty renters, but what can you do about it? Everyone has a different standard for what clean is, so let’s start by saying there’s messy renters and then there’s unsafe-level-dirty renters. For your average messy renter, there’s…

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Can you deny college students?

College students have a bad reputation when it comes to rental properties. Some of the stereotypes are they are loud, they throw parties, they have too many roommates, they use drugs and drink too much, they break things and are generally hard on properties. So many landlords ask us do I have to accept college…

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How many people can live in my rental?

How many people can live in your rental property? I’m Kyle at TrueDoor Property Management. I understand that you want to limit the number of occupants living in your rental. More people can increase the wear and tear. But beware, this is a sensitive issue. HUD gives us some basic guidelines. They say a property…

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Find a new renter before the current one moves out

The tenant at your rental property just gave notice that they are moving out. Let’s talk about how you can find a new renter before the current one moves out. You have two options when your tenant moves out. Wait until they have vacated or start advertising and showing right away. I recommend starting right…

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How Long Does it take to Find a Tenant?

How long does it take to find a tenant? When your property is on the rental market, you want to find a tenant as quickly as possible. It should not take more than 30 days to find a qualified tenant. Rentals that are in high demand should rent faster, often within 1-2 weeks. Single family…

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City of Santa Just Cause Ordinance of Oct 2021

Santa Ana’s city council just passed a Just Cause Eviction Ordinance October of 2021. What does this means for property owners in Santa Ana? Sam Fernley here with TrueDoor property management, creating content for Realtors and Property Owners in Orange County, California! What’s in Santa Ana’s new ordinance? Now let me explain this Just Cause…

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How long is a Property Management Contract? …. & how to get out of one!

Hi rental property owners, in this short article, I’ll discuss how long a property management company’s contract is. I’ll also tell you how to get out of that contract.   My name is Kyle here at TrueDoor Property Management. A property management company will always have a contract. This is the Management Agreement. A licensed…

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