The beauty of hardwood floors can be enticing. What do your Association rules say about installing hardwoods? QUESTION: The owner of an upper unit installed a wood floor less than a year ago that disturbed the tenants below so much that they moved out because they could not stand...
Legal Liability of a lethal force incident in HOA common areas
Who's responsible in case of an accident in the HOA common areas.
I am on the board of directors and I’ve always carried my firearm concealed whenever I’m working outside on the property for the ...
WATER HEATER RECICULATING PUMP TIMERS SCHEDULING - IS THAT REALLY LEGAL?
QUESTION: The new president installed a timer on the water heater recirculating pump so that hot water only circulates during the hours of 6-10 am & 5-10 pm. During t...
QUESTION: For years, I have been asking my association to install handicapped access to our pool and walkways. They said it would be ugly and refused. Should the board make an effort to have these things installed once asked?
ANSWER: With some excepti...
Smoke Detectors - Are Your Rental Properties Compliant with the Law?
By Bell Properties Friday, July 12, 2019
Smoke detectors in a rental property are not only a necessity they are required! If you own a rental property in California, as a landlord you have certain responsibilities under the law. This includes ensuring your rental units have working smoke detectors throughout the propert...
One of the most common questions we receive from our phenomenal clients, is 'Is that property subject to rent control' in LA County? It's an important topic. Find your answers on the map. If the city is in BLACK it could be subject to rent control.&n...
What Does a San Gabriel Valley Property Manager do?
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 30, 2019
If you have never worked with a professional property management company before, you might not know what to expect. Every property manager is a little different, but there are a few things that are standard across the industry. When you’re looking to hire a management compa...
Collecting the Rent for Your San Gabriel Valley Rental Property
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 23, 2019
It’s hard to earn money on your rental property investment if you aren’t collecting rent. Many landlords tend to be too permissive when it comes to rent collection policies. You need to have a system in place, and then you need to enforce it. Today, we’re sharin...
Preventative Maintenance Tips Every LA & Orange County Landlord Should Know About
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 16, 2019
Maintenance is something that your rental property will always need, but sometimes they can destroy your budget and stunt your ROI. Routine and emergency maintenance issues can be simple or complex, and the best way to keep costs down is with a consistent and thorough preventativ...
Rental Inspection Checklist - What Should You Look for in Orange County Rentals?
By Bell Properties Thursday, May 9, 2019
Inspecting your rental home serves two important purposes. First, it allows you to look for deferred maintenance that your tenant may not have reported. Second, it allows you to see if your tenant is following the terms of your lease. Every landlord should inspect the property be...