Take a look at what's available on Craig's List, that is where all property owners go to advertise their available rentals. You can get a pretty good idea of what your competition is doing by looking at other rentals in your area.
Another good site is Rentometer.com . You can put in your bedroom count, prospective rent and see what this site says. I'm not sure if the other rents are just other people putting in their prospective rents or if these are real rents but it does give you an idea of what rents are in the area.
You'll also know when you put your available rental on CL. I had a vacancy recently, put it on CL on a Sunday morning and had to stop answering the phone that evening, it rang almost non-stop. I ended up having two showingstimes with lots of people there and rented the apartment in just a few days.
If you put a good ad on CL with photos and a good description and your phone is not ringing, your rent is too high.... more
That depends on the agreement in place and the time given for the tenant to move out. Being the 1st of the month has no real value of anything as a cut off date. Is the notice 30 days or 60 days, and why did the tenant (have to) leave? Was tenant still in first 12 months lease? Is a in rent control? etc, etc. Become a member of EBRHA. Good for all owner.
You should look in the terms of your lease first. Generally, the lease will indicate how many people can stay in the unit.
If you add someone to stay at your place, that may be seen as a violation of your lease.
Check the California Landlord/Tenant book http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/ to have a clear understanding of your rights/obligations
See what is says about living in the rental unit, when and how much a landlord can raise the rent, etc http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/living-in.shtml
Whatever you do, you can't arbitrarily make a decision without reviewing your lease and discussing with your landlord.... more
Depends on the property and depends on your lease. If you're renting a house, your lease may call for you to keep up the maintenance including the yard. If there are repairs such as plumbing, electrical, etc. by all means call the landlord who would surely want to know and do some preventive maintenance instead of letting the problem go unresolved.
But for a simple light bulb change? It would seem to me that the tenant should be able to make this change without involving the landlord.
However, if the property has high ceilings, or if the lights are outside and will involve a lot more work and equipment, then the landlord should make arrangements to replace them for safety reasons.
Here's where some common sense and simple kindness and consideration would go a long way in good tenant/landlord relationships... more
There's a 2 BR/2 BA unit for rent now for $2550. Depending on the size of the 1 BR/1 BA, what's included in the rent (washer/dryer?) and which way it faces, it can probably rent anywhere from $1100 - 1600.
There's a certain downtown vibe in that area. And the fact that it's literally just a couple of blocks away from BART is a big plus.... more
If you will scroll through the ad, you'll find that the rental agent is Shon Slaughter, (510) 516-0609
So rather than him calling you (as surely, other folks are interested in this rental) you should contact him directly. You will likely be asked to complete a rental application.
Good luck... more
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Coincidentally, I was in this building just two days ago performing a BPO. You have asked about the Portobello Complex but I believe the building in this listing is called the Fourth Street Lofts (at least this is the name on the building). It is a revamped warehouse with mixed use spaces. There are businesses and a restaurant on the ground floor with the condo units accessed through a secured door. I was also in the building about a year ago and both of the units I have seen were fairly large loft style units with somewhat large, open living space and an open loft space for the bedroom. The area has a number of properties similar to this one with some being re-worked and others being significantly newer buildings. There is a lot of foot traffic (I was there at lunch time) with plenty of restaurants with outdoor eating spots, coffee shops etc...
If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to let me know.
Joe Annunziato III
Hi: here's a listing on the market for a small apartment in east Oakland -
give me a call for any real estate questions or needs - Helen (415) 469-0577
$665 / 1br - 500ft² - 1 BR 1BT sunny & spacious unit in a 8 unit apt complex (oakland east)
Centrally Located close to 580 and 880 , (see map below) near 100th Ave & MacArthur Blvd Intersection.
See Pictures & Videos at
Pls follow instructions on above website. In person showing scheduled only for those that can show proof of Income & Employment.
RENT $665 Security Deposit $1000
You need $1700 ($1665 + $35 (Credit & Background Check fees)) to move IN. Rent & Deposit negotiable for good credit and stable employment history
Feel free to contact me for details. If anything is wrong I will give you FREE RENT for a month.
I am the Property Manager. Please mention your phone number.
Generous Rent & Security Deposit Discounts for GOOD Credit and Stable Employment.
- Near 100th Ave & MacArthur Blvd (Oakland East)
- 2 mile from Mills College, 0.5 miles to Oakland Zoo & 0.2 miles to Foothill Squaree Shopping
- FREE Water
- FREE Garbage
- 300 ft to Bus Stop
One Standing Shower
Private Secured CarPort Parking
Private Community Common area
24hr Video cameras monitoring
Close to Major Highways
Convenient to Oakland Airport
MacArthur Blvd at 98th Ave (google map) (yahoo map)... more
No. He has to honor their leases and so do the tenants, the income now coming to the new owner. Once the leases expire, then he can get them out. The only way to get them out ahead of time, assuming they have not violated the lease, is to "make it worth their while".... more