Placing a tenant in your Los Angeles rental property starts with preparing the home for the rental market. You don’t want to list and show the home before it’s ready to impress all the prospective tenants who see it.We have a few things to do when preparing your prope...
Landlord Fears & Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them in LA County
By Bell Properties Thursday, June 11, 2020
Every landlord in LA County has likely heard some terrible tales and horror stories about tenants who made their lives hell. You might have heard about evictions that lasted for months, excessive property damage, and pit bulls that tore about floors and walls. Maybe you’ve had ...
What to Expect in Your LA County Rental Lease Agreement
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 28, 2020
Your lease agreement is a rental contract that you sign with your tenants, agreeing to the terms and conditions of the tenancy. It’s designed to protect you, your tenant, and your property in case there are disputes or questions about responsibilities and requirements. Leas...
Rental property repairs will be necessary in every Los Angeles investment home, regardless of the age and condition of your property. Both owners and tenants need to know who is responsible for property maintenance and how it should be handled.When you’re renting out a prop...
Is Your Tenant Not Paying Rent? - A Guide to Collecting Rent in L.A. County
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 14, 2020
When you and your tenants sign a lease agreement, you commit to providing a safe and habitable home for your residents to live, and they promise to pay a specific amount of rent every month. If that rent doesn’t show up when it’s supposed to, your tenant is in v...
5 Benefits of Investing in L.A. Multi-Family Homes
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 7, 2020
The Los Angeles real estate market is full of diverse opportunities, especially for investors seeking rental properties. A diverse real estate portfolio is essential to investment success, and should always include a good mix of properties. Multi-family investments are a great id...
Rent Control: What You Should Know About California's New Bill
By Bell Properties Thursday, April 30, 2020
Everyone who owns rental property in Los Angeles and throughout the state has been talking about California’s new rent control law, which went into effect January 1, 2020. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, or AB-1482, restricts the amount that rent can be raised statewide....
LA Property Management Fees & Services Explained | What Landlords Should Know
By Bell Properties Thursday, April 23, 2020
Understanding L.A. property management fees can be a frustrating process for many rental property owners. You want to make sure you’re measuring the services you receive, and not just the management fee you’re paying. It’s possible you’ll find a low-cost m...
Providing Excellent Move-Ins and Move-Outs Will Leave Your LA Tenants at Ease
By Bell Properties Thursday, April 16, 2020
Providing a good rental experience for your tenants is part of being a good landlord. When you have new tenants preparing to move in or existing tenants preparing to move out, you need to help them manage the process with minimal stress and confusion.We have some tips on how to p...
Keeping your residents happy in their properties has financial benefits for you as a landlord in Los Angeles County. When you’re providing a great rental experience for your tenants, you’re increasing the likelihood that they will renew their lease at the end of the t...