Category Archives for Rentals

The Landlord’s Guide to the California Eviction Process by David S. Schonfeld

CALIFORNIA LANDLORD’S GUIDE TO THE EVICTION PROCESS WARNING: The Law Offices of David S. Schonfeld, A Professional Law Corporation is not advising you or giving you specific legal advice and you are ultimately responsible for the proper use of any given form. We only give legal advice to those clients who have retained the firm […]

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What Can I Do if a Tenant Abandons My Property?

Have you ever had a tenant leave in the middle of the night or the middle of an eviction? Did you ever wonder what to do when the tenant abandons the property? Basically, when a tenant abandons the property, you do not need to file an eviction or wait for the sheriff. You can change […]

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Illegal Discrimination in Housing

You want the best tenants in your property, so you have to be choosey, particular or… dare I say… “discriminatory”!  But not all forms of discrimination are illegal.  It is illegal discrimination only when you discriminate against people who are a member of a “protected” class. The Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits […]

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10 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Rental or Rehab

 It’s easy to fix up your properties if you have unlimited cash. However, you need to keep your repairs to a minimum to stay profitable. You also need to keep your properties in good shape to attract tenants or buyers. It also has a lot to do with your knowledge of how rental properties work with […]

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Tax Writeoffs on Rental Properties

One of the main reasons people invest in real estate is for the beneficial tax break it provides. The tax breaks are most substantial for middle-income investors who are their own property managers. The value of tax relief depends on your annual income and what type of job you have. Even though the breaks are […]

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