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Rentals in Elk Grove : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Realtors are cautioned about commenting on LEGAL issues; we leave that to Attorneys.
But, look at this from a distance; what would be ILLEGAL about it?
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Gabe Davidson answered:
My best recommendation would be to contact the utility company, PGE or whoever is the local provider. Give them an address on one of the streets with a similar square footage (maybe just do a quick Trulia search to find something) and ask them for the 'average monthly bill'. Most companies will provide you with this number, I've had several clients do this. This is a great way to know what to expect, and an accurate way as well.
If I can help with anything else, click my website and go to the contact tab, that will send you right to my cell phone.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Michele Ambry answered:
This web site offer a good solution to scan potential renter:
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Jim Walker answered:
I think that litigation or threat of litigation is not always the best course of action from a landlord's business standpoint. Nice rental houses are in high demand right now in the Sacramento region. Guy wanting to break a lease sounds like he's no longer a happy tenant. Why would a landlord want an unhappy tenant in their building a minute longer than they wish to be there? Of course, my opinion is NOT advice on legal matters. ... more
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Fri Apr 29, 2016
James Tan answered:
You should pose this question to the unlawful detainer advisor at the Sacramento court on bicentennial drive in sacramento. There is a free walk in service which is staffed by law graduates. I believe you can also call them. Just google for their number.

I'm not an attorney, but I believe I have seen property managers doing that at the court.
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Keisha Mathews answered:
See link below for Tenant/Landlord rights in the State of California. And Also see suggested attorney info for litigation questions. Hope this helps.

California Tenant/:andlord Rights Handbook:

Real Estate Attorney Recommendation/Referral
Steve Beede, Founder and Managing Partner
BPE Law Group, Inc.
Main: 11140 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 300, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Satellite: 9245 Laguna Springs Dr., Suite 200, Elk Grove, CA 95758 (Appointment Only)
(916) 966-2260

Keisha Mathews, REALTOR®
CDPE®, HRC®, HAFA® Certified
The Short Sale Lady(sm)
Century 21 Landmark Network
(916) 370-1803 cell/direct
(916) 405-3886 fax
lic#: 01439130
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Bruce Slaton answered:
First and foremost if you are evicting a tenant I recommend talking to an attorney to make sure all of your paperwork previously served was done properly, I recommend Gary Link.

You would reconcile what is owed to you against the deposit being held, you cannot ask for something not stated in the original rental agreement. It's worth the consultation with an attorney to make sure your paperwork is in order. They are also helpful in the collection process.

If your are merely giving the tenant notice to vacate and not filing an actual unlawful detainer against them (eviction) , you need to send them a reconciliation of their deposit within 21 days from their vacate date.

Take lots of photos if you are truly evicting them and are seeking damages in court and make sure you get invoices and estimates for everything you intend to seek from their deposit.

Best of luck although I cannot stress the importance of using an attorney in an eviction process

Bruce Slaton
Realty World eCurb REALTORS
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Rich Pulido answered:
If you are filing in Sacramento County Here is the link :
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Tue Apr 26, 2011
Morgan Larson answered:
Are you wanting rental rates? Are you looking at 1, 2, or 3 beds? Prices vary depending on size, location, etc. I suggest perusing
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Jil Anderson answered:
Your question is pretty general, so in order to provide any meaningful input, it's necessary to put some figures to what an average home is. If you specify a 3 bedroom/2bath home as your average home (between 1400 and 1600 square feet), then the median price in the last 2 months in Elk Grove was $204,500. The average rent for a home with 3 bedrooms/2baths is about $1300/month. So your GRM in Elk Grove works out to be about 13. Hope this helps. ... more
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