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September 2022 Issue
September 2022 Issue

About Light Bulbs; California Theater Site Proposal: 200+ Units; Goodbye UA Theater?; Housing Affordability Falls Further; Renting Vs. Owning; State Legislative Update; Can SF Really Add 82,000 Units by 2030? Continue Reading

Postedby BPOA Master
Date posted09/1/2022


Welcome Your New Tenant with a Welcome Basket
Welcome Your New Tenant with a Welcome Basket

Let’s face it; moving is stressful for everyone, your new tenant included. Think about it--they packed all their belongings into boxes, stacked those boxes into a vehicle, and transported them x number of miles to reach your place. By the time they’ve finished unloading the vehicle,... Continue Reading

Postedby Tiffany Van Buren
Date posted09/1/2022


30 Minute Hot Topic: Vetting a Prospective Tenant
30 Minute Hot Topic: Vetting a Prospective Tenant

How to properly review a rental application Continue Reading

Postedby BPOA Master
Date posted08/31/2022


August 2022 Issue
August 2022 Issue

On Golden Duplexes; Cities Resist New Density Law; Housing Projects Stalled Despite Crackdown; Half of CA Tenants Had No Rent Increase; Property Management Nuts & Bolts; Proposed Black Housing Fund; Oakland Considers Housing Lifeline; Eviction Payments to Tenants Law Upheld Continue Reading

Postedby BPOA Master
Date posted08/1/2022


Screening Applicants: Contacting Landlord References -Don't Skip this Critical Step
Screening Applicants: Contacting Landlord References -Don't Skip this Critical Step

Oftentimes, you’ll have an applicant who looks “good on paper”. They have a high credit score, steady employment, and meet your income requirements, but is this information alone enough to gauge whether they are a good tenant? The short answer is NO, and that’s where the... Continue Reading

Postedby Tiffany Van Buren
Date posted08/1/2022


July 2022 Issue
July 2022 Issue

About Door Locks; Berkeley Ponders Vacant Home Tax for Ballot; NX Ventures Proposes 26-Story Project; Berkeley Buys Older Buildings to Boost Housing; Attorney Q&A on Continuing Eviction Moratorium; Property Management Nuts & Bolts; Oakland Caps Increases for Rent Controlled Units; Tech Layoffs Threa Continue Reading

Postedby BPOA Master
Date posted07/1/2022


Writing a Vacancy Ad: Be Careful What You Say!
Writing a Vacancy Ad: Be Careful What You Say!

The summer rental season is in full swing and if you’ve received a notice of intent to vacate from a tenant, the time to start marketing is now. During last week’s member education session, “Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodations for Rental Housing Providers”, attorney... Continue Reading

Postedby Tiffany Van Buren
Date posted07/1/2022


June 2022 Issue
June 2022 Issue

Tenants Seek Help as Inflation Drives Rents; NX Wants to Build Berkeley's Newest Highrise; Proposal Would Cap Oakland Increases at 3%; Update on Moratoria Challenges; Housing Crisis Squeezes College Students; Court Denies Challenge to SF Eviction Protection Continue Reading

Postedby BPOA Master
Date posted06/1/2022


Preparing a Rental for Marketing: Taking Your Unit from Drab to Fab on a Budget
Preparing a Rental for Marketing: Taking Your Unit from Drab to Fab on a Budget

Preparing a unit for re-rental can be a costly affair, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Small improvements are improvements, nonetheless. Here are a few budget-friendly upgrades that can take your rental unit from “Blah” to “Ahhh!” without draining your... Continue Reading

Postedby Tiffany Van Buren
Date posted06/1/2022


Cost-Saving Resources for Energy Efficient Rentals
Cost-Saving Resources for Energy Efficient Rentals

How to maximize your savings with energy efficient practices and products Continue Reading

Postedby Chris Hunter
Date posted05/12/2022


May 2022 Issue
May 2022 Issue

SF Strengthens Tenants Unions Law; Complying with Berkeley's E3 Inspections; Property Management Nuts & Bolts; Cal's Transformational Vision Continue Reading

Postedby BPOA Master
Date posted05/1/2022


Preliminary Move-Out Inspections: Don’t Lose Your Right to Withhold Security Deposit Funds!
Preliminary Move-Out Inspections: Don’t Lose Your Right to Withhold Security Deposit Funds!

Suppose your tenants, who’ve lived in your property for the last two years, have just given written notice of their intent to vacate in sixty days' time. You haven’t been in the unit since last year’s RHSP Inspection, at which time you noted they weren’t the best at... Continue Reading

Postedby Tiffany Van Buren
Date posted05/1/2022