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How Much Do You Know?

  • What is the maximum amount of security deposit you can take for a furnished home? A vacant one?
  • When does it make sense to post a Three Day Notice? What do you do on the 4th day when rent has not been paid?
  • Can you take a non-refundable deposit for a tenant who has been approved and accepted a rental placement?
  • What do you do if a tenant changes their mind a week before their move in?
  • What is the expectation for “habitability” requirements when you are assessing the condition of a property for rental?
  • How does the Civil Code distinguish between “habitability” and maintenance issues?
  • What do you do if the owner wants more rent than the property will bring?
  • What do you do if the tenant has a caretaker “living” on the premises?
  • How many days can a non-tenant stay on the premises before it becomes a lease violation?
  • What do you do if the tenants you are screening have a 17 year old who will turn 18 in a few months?
  • How do you screen for roommates to ensure that the owner will not be damaged?
  • What are the two most important criteria that need to be documented when screening a tenant?
  • What do you do if a tenant prospect does not have a SS card but has lived in the country for over 10 years, has a family and a stable job that qualifies?
  • What is the difference between a rental agreement and a lease?
  • What if the “owner” has a life estate possession of the property?
  • What if the tenant leaves the property in the middle of the lease? What recourse do you have?
  • What are the two most important things you have to do for your owner when managing a property?
  • When is the tenant responsible for clearing clogged drains and disposals?
  • Who is responsible for chimney/fireplace safety and cleared rain gutters?
  • How do you handle the tenancy when the owner decides to put the house on the market?