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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I have a condo 400 miles from home, if I bought a pickup truck dedicated to rental activities, would my truck expenses be tax deductibles? Thanks.
I agree with the answers below - you'll need to speak to an accountant to determine if that's possible. I'd be happy to recommend one if you'd like.

Good luck!
-Ryan
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 21, 2015 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Is being a landlord considered a full-time job?
NO!
Being a landlord IS being self-employed.
Those who embrace this aspect of the free enterprise process need to understand, being self-employed, owning your own business as it rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
VERREOS, Tony, Real Estate Pro in Brisbane, CA
VERREOS, Tony answered:
If I want to write a very fair 1 star Yelp review of my building and manager and she sees it, will this be grounds for eviction?
You could be doing others a service by identifying honest issues of concern, however, first as others have noted, you want to be sure your opinions are not just your opinions as opposed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Douglas Lagos, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Douglas Lagos answered:
My landlord only communicates via phone and will not give me her email, this is terrible for having hard copies of conversations. What can I do?
Hi Allison,

Landlords only need to provide a phone and address where you can send the rent check or any other communication.

If you have a situation that needs to be documented, y ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Jeff Woo, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jeff Woo answered:
If my landlord has never mentioned that I can't airbnb a room, can I do it or am I abusing my renter privileges?
Generally speaking, renting on airbnb is a violation of the planning code because neither you nor your landlord has a tourist occupancy permit. As such, renting on airbnb would be a nu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Bill Harkins, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Bill Harkins answered:
If my lease strictly says "no pets" and I have a friend in town staying at my apt. with a dog, what's the worst trouble I can get in? Warnings?
Landlord is required to give notice to cure violation but since you are posting here and know it's wrong why push it ?- no pets means no pets + although landlord should not be able to e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
Living in really old buildings and getting a security deposit back
First of all what damage have you done to the property that is beyond normal wear and tear. Probably not much, right. The building falling apart isn't the responsibility of the tenant. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane answered:
How do you calculate rent per square foot?
In residential rentals the price per square foot isn't really a comparable stat. It is used in commercial rental and leasing much more.
Any price per square foot is just the simple eq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Rental Basics in Pacific Heights
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