Property Management Blog

Monday, November 2, 2020

Property Management Trust Accounts
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The following blog post is a time stamped, full transcript of Episode 48 of the Property Management Brainstorm show. The episode was recorded October 29, 2020 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found at this link of the North County Property Group website, as Episode 48 -P...

Monday, November 2, 2020

What is Normal Wear and Tear
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“Normal wear and tear” can be controversial because of the different circumstances people are accustomed to living in. What may appear to be in perfect repair to one person may seem dingy to others.A crystal clear definition of “normal wear and tear” is important for landlords because of security deposits. If a ten...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Property Management Inspection
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston's interview of Andy Wallace of Z Inspector. The episode was published April 5, 2019 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found at this link on the North County Property Group website, as Episode 12...

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Protecting Rental Properties
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The following blog post is a time-stamped, full transcript of Bob Preston's interview of Dave Holt, Co-founder at SureVestor. The episode was published March 18,2019 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm Podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found on the North County Property Group website, as Episode 10...

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Allowable Security Deposit Deductions
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Landlords and tenants alike will often ask what is allowable as a security deposit deduction at the conclusion of a tenant’s lease agreement. Some aspects of California law are quite clear on this topic, others are a bit hazier.Clear:According to California Civil Code § 1950.5(b)(2), when a tenant terminates their lease and vac...

Friday, May 25, 2018

Podcast Transcript: Managing a Pet Policy
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The following blog post is a time-stamped full transcript of Bob Preston's interview of John Bradford, CEO at PetScreening.com, recorded May 24, 2018 and published on the Property Management Brainstorm podcast. The audio version of this podcast can be found at this link on the North County Property Group website, as Episode 7 - Managi...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Introducing Our New Pet Policy and Guarantee
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Over the 18 years we've been in business we've learned a thing or two about managing properties with pets within our rental property portfolio. Over two-thirds of all rental applicants will have a pet(s). So, we have listened, learned and responded!We want our property owners to feel comfortable that any pet(s) allowed in their ho...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tenant Move In and Move Out (MIMO)
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Assuring the Move In and Move Out Process Goes Smoothly!One of the most important times in establishing a great tenant relations process is during the move into a rental unit and then again when the tenant decides it is time to move on to a new property.  Establishing guidelines and a clear process up front can avoid communication pr...

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