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Thu May 16, 2013
Gabriel Rojas answered:
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 opinion would be that a landlord cannot be held responsible for an "Act of God". It's too bad that there are rats in the home to begin with so forget the couch and get her out of there!

If you need a referral for an attorney, I'm happy to help.

Good luck!

Gabriel
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Thu May 9, 2013
Kelly Miller answered:
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 new tenants when your property is vacated, ... more
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Rhett Winslow answered:
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 furnished or turnkey unit will command more for a short term or seasonal rental (3-6month range)

- for an annual rental the answer (unless it's perfect gorgeous furniture) is none.

take care

Rhett Winslow
Real Estate Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker Boca Raton

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Thu May 16, 2013
Lance King answered:
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 then an attorney if you think it's warranted.

Best Regards,

Lance R. King
Founder-Managing Broker

King Realty Group
Cell: 415.722.5549
Email: lance@king-realtygroup.com
License # 01384425
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Lance King answered:
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 Hill.All except Valencia are near each other so you could potentially find a place that's walking distance to all them.

Also down by the ballpark is a fun area as well.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Put any issues in writing, keep a copy and send it to your landlord.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
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
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
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 handicapped. Provisions may include elevators, wider doorways that can accommodate wheelchairs and, in certain cases, wheelchair ramps. Certain exemptions are afforded to buildings on the basis of design or historic integrity. The U.S. Department of Justice has established an easy process for reporting problems.

Older buildings before 1990 have no handicap requirements, however, each state or city can make
up their own laws or requirements and enforce them.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
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 definitions, you'll need to spend more than 50% of all your working hours managing to qualify as a professional. ... more
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
David Tapper answered:
Without knowing your lease, it's very hard to say. What do the terms say?

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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
One good reason is that it costs them money to use credit cards so in essence, they are getting less money...
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
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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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Sybil Archambault answered:
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 expanding the potential to find a tenant through all the Realtors in the area...if the property is priced correctly a Realtor will be able to find a tenant in a week to 10 days. ... more
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Helen Yuen answered:
There is a helpful web site worth checking out...
www. parkopedia.com/parking/neighborhood/Russian -Hill-San Francisco-CA
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
George Wolff, Esq. answered:
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 business expense.


Please consult a CPA or tax attorney for definitive tax advice, however
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Jed Lane answered:
The answer is going to be in the lease that was used when tenancy started. Most standard leases have a clause that states like the California Association of Realtors lease "All or any portion . . . may be used to cure Tenant's default in payment of Rent . . . ... more
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Jed Lane answered:
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 manager or owner.
If that isn't possible then work with one of the rental agencies like Wavro or contact Eric Baird at ReListo.
This area is almost as bad as the Nigerian Prince scams.
The prices you quoted are about what I'd expect.
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Jeff Woo answered:
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 such funds are kept, but that is a regulatory matter betweent the licensee and the DRE, and does ot create, in and of itself, a cause of action against such broker by the tenant.

In San Francisco, tenants are entitled to interest on their deposit. The interest rates is set annually by the Rent Board. It's current. 0.4%. You can see it at
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