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Gabriel Rojas, Real Estate Pro in 94107
Gabriel Rojas answered:
My daughter's apartment building has rats and they have gnawed on her couch. Can I get the landlord to reimburse her for damages?
Hello Lorriehasstruck:

Before you do anything else, contact the SF Rent Board or a rental attorney. Only they can give legal advise.

I have been a landlord in the past and my opin ... more
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Kelly Miller, Home Owner in Santa Ana, CA
Kelly Miller answered:
How do real estate moguls manage their rental properties?
Maintaining rental properties by real estate investors is a profitable business—but this involves lots of work like maintenance, calls from tenants, late payments, and finding ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 9, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Rhett Winslow, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Rhett Winslow answered:
How much additional value does a fully furnished apartment have over an empty apartment?
Greetings
it varies based on the term of the lease & the season (season is Dec-March in S. Florida)

generally, an unfurnished rental commands more rent for annual & a fully fur ... more
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Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
If you're evicted for something that was not a default and there were no damages to the property are you entitled to your security deposit?
Not really enough information to respond to this intelligently, but in general you should get your deposit back unless damages are beyond normal wear and tear. Consult your lease and th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Lance King-F…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Lance King-Founder/Broker answered:
We are a married couple, in our 30s, and r planning on spending July- Sep in SF. Recommended "lively" neighborhoods? Likely pricing?
Valencia Street in Mission Dolores.Near Fillmore Street in Pac Hts & Lower Pac Hts. Near Union Street in Cow Hollow. Near Chestnut Street in the Marina. Near Polk Street in Russian Hil ... more
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Does one typically get reduced rent for referring a friend?
I would say 'not necessarily.'
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
How do I submit a complaint about management or maintenance, if I have one?
Put any issues in writing, keep a copy and send it to your landlord.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the "fanciest" part of the Mission?
I am personally a huge fan of the Duboce Triangle! Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duboce_Triangle,_San_Francisco

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rental Basics in Mission
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What kind of rules exist for handicap tenants who live in a city with old buildings that do not have modern amenities?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), businesses and certain government buildings are required to take steps to make their buildings accessible to those who are handi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Rental Basics in Cow Hollow
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Is being a landlord considered a full-time job?
It depends on how much time you put into managing properties. I have some clients who can manage their properties on just an hour a month.

Otherwise, if you're going by IRS defini ... more
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David 'TAP'…, Real Estate Pro in Burlingame, CA
David 'TAP' Tapper answered:
S.F. Leases - If I terminate a lease 4 mo's early, do I owe a Lease Commission fee to the rental company? If so, how much is this?
Without knowing your lease, it's very hard to say. What do the terms say?

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0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cindy Davis answered:
Why don't landlords accept credit card payments?
One good reason is that it costs them money to use credit cards so in essence, they are getting less money...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Cow Hollow
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
How does one rent an apartment in San Francisco if they have terrible credit but a decent salary?
The simplest way is to pre-pay for a full year of rent. There are lots of other ways that can work too.
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Sybil Archam…, Real Estate Pro in Parkland, FL
Sybil Archambault answered:
Why might a landlord hire a realtor to find her or him a tenant?
First of all a realtor will know exactly at what price to set the rent. Secondly we have the resources to list the rental everywhere including and especially on the MLS, thus expandin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Russian Hill
Helen Yuen, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Helen Yuen answered:
What is the best way to find monthly parking spots in Russian Hill?
There is a helpful web site worth checking out...
www. parkopedia.com/parking/neighborhood/Russian -Hill-San Francisco-CA
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Russian Hill
George Wolff,…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
George Wolff, Esq. answered:
When you get bought out of a San Francisco rental, are the cash proceeds deductable?
I believe that if you are the tenant being bought out, the proceeds may be taxable income to you.

If you are the landlord buying out a tenant. the payment might be a deductible busin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in California
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Can a landlord in California legally withhold the security deposit if a tenant is evicted due to default on rent?
This is rather a legal question. I am not an attorney nor a licensed legal advisor but my Real Estate Broker experienced opinion is yes they can hold it and apply it to the defaulted mo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Jed Lane; Fog…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jed Lane; Fog City Guide answered:
Rental Prices - Advice for an international
We have a lot of scams being foisted off on tenants. Be very careful of any opportunity that sounds "delicious". Never ever send any money to anyone till you've seen the place with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 11, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
Jeff Woo, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Jeff Woo answered:
Can a landlord use the money from my deposit for other purposes, or does it have to stay in an account until I move out?
There is no requirement that deposits are maitained in a separate account under California law. if the deposit is held by a property manager, there may be DRE rules which govern how su ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Rental Basics in San Francisco
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