Picking a Tenant 101: Can I Pick My Own?

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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Dirty Tenants: Can Landlords Tell Them To Clean Up?

Owning rental properties is one of the most profitable streams of passive income. While it may seem like it’s only sunshine and rainbows, owning a rental property comes with unfortunate relational struggles. After being in the property management industry for over 40 years, we’ve seen our fair share of landlord and tenant conflicts. One of…

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A Complete Guide to Renting to College Students

Renting to college students can be unavoidable in common Southern California areas like Orange County or the Inland Empire. For young adults searching for a picturesque university experience, the nearby beaches, entertainment venues, and outdoor activities make this sunny state hard to resist. Unfortunately, landlords looking for financial freedom through rental properties struggle to navigate…

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Rental Occupancy: How Much is Too Much?

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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Here’s How to Replace a Tenant Before They Move 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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Avoiding the $20K Mistake: Rental Appliance Guide

$20,000 dollar mistake: What appliances should I provide for my rental?  As a landlord you don’t think providing an appliance could be a $20,000 mistake but you’d be wrong. Once upon a time in Orange County California there was a landlord that rented a house to a family with a year old refrigerator. The fridge…

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Finding a Tenant: How Long Does it Take?

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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How to get rid of unwanted pets

I just read an article about an evicted tenant that left behind 85 dogs. If your tenant has an unauthorized pet at your rental property. You might think you know how to handle it, but you might be doing it the wrong way. I’m Kyle at TrueDoor Property Management. Fortunately the dogs from that story…

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