Berkshire Hathaway HomeService California Properties
1. Find a leasing agent with a reputable company. This is a free service for you to use. Most properties are advertised through craigslist or syndicated websites. They get over turned with thousands of listings a day. A good leasing agent knows the good from the bad.
2. Contact a building that focuses on rentals primarily. There are a number of buildings that are 'rental only buildings", the professionals in these locations, are knowledgeable, and focus primarily on leases, so everything is done "by the book"