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Rental Basics in 94611 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
These are things that are probably in a lease agreement...do you have one? A standard lease usually specifies these details.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Antoine Pirson answered:
If you have never done this before, call a lawyer and follow his advice. The first consultation may cost a little, but at least will be money worthwhile spent. Clifford Fried comes to mind.
Do not do it yourself if never done it before. I have managed tenants in Oakland for 10 years.
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Your question is unclear. Please specify and we can help!
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Are you talking about getting a new tenant?
And are you on the list to rent only to Section 8? If so --- you should consult with the local agencies managing Section 8 rentals to find out what a fair price would be depending on the configuration of your rental unit.

If not required to rent only to Section 8, you can certainly try to charge the market value --- which again would depend on the improvements you may have made since the last tenant left. If your paint and drapes are unchanged....hoo boy...it's time to change them. You may be able to get a better rate if you make some basic improvements that mean new paint, new flooring, new window coverings.
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Taj Weldon answered:
Tips for Renters
1. Utilize a reputable source to search for listings, like a property management office
2. If you have to use places like Craigslist- Do research on the property before providing any money or personal details like your ssn
3. A local Real Estate Agent/Agency can let you know who the owner of a property is.You can use that information to compare to the identification of the person renting the property.
4.Do not do everything remotely.Go to the property and meet the owner in person.
5.Go by the property at different times of the day to check out the neighborhood and activity in the home.
6. When you do find a place that you want to rent.Make sure that the payment is affordable.
7.You should also do an initial walk through where you document any defects or issues with the property.Document and send it to the landlord.That way the landlord cannot take those damages out of your security deposit when you are ready to move.

There are soo many more tips that I can provide.I hope that is a good start.

Taj Weldon
Real Estate Agent
209 740 4176
DRE 01816152
Tywelldone@gmail.com
Imara Mortgage and Realty
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Jeff Kim answered:
Seems like your very frustrated. However, I would suggest making sure you properly and LEGALLY evict your tenant. Additionally, document EVERYTHING you do and say to your tenant. You may want to check with your local Bar Association. You may want to look that up on the internet and see who can help in Oakland-Sorry I'm not familiar with the intricate legal nuances there.

After all, if you let your emotions get in the way, it may cost you later with a lawsuit from your tenant.
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Tue Mar 2, 2010
Gina Odom answered:
Your best bet is to contact a lawyer. Tenant rights are hefty in the East Bay and often times they have more rights than the homeowner. Make sure you follow ALL the rules and do things by the book. A website that might help is: http://cedaonline.oaklandnet.com/rentadjustmentsite/landlord… ... more
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Mon Oct 12, 2009
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Section 8 tenants usually have a lease rather then month to month contracts as is required by the state. Other then that, it's basically the same. However, when you purchase any property with tenants in it, make sure you get a certificate of estoppel from the seller. Good luck!

Kamal Randhawa
Broker
510-932-1066
"Straight answers every time"
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