TARGA Residential Brokerage, Inc. specializes in multi-unit residential properties including apartment
Our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to assure that every property we work with is compliant with San Francisco real estate laws and regulations.
While our clients rely on us for our efficient leasing services, they are ultimately the ones who make important decisions. If you’re a landlord or property owner looking to optimize your investment property in San Francisco, here are a few helpful tips on leasing services:
Be familiar with local and state laws
There are many restrictions and regulations when it comes to leasing services. For example, federal law prevents the restriction of multi-unit properties to adults only and prohibits decisions that are made only on the basis of gender, race, or religion.
As a landlord, it’s important for you to be familiar with local laws in order to avoid penalties due to potential violations.
Screen tenants thoroughly
A property owner or landlord needs to screen tenants thoroughly or potentially risk thousands of dollars on tenants who cause damage to the property, fail to pay the rent or harass other tenants. Be sure to verify all details on a tenant’s rental application.
Check the credit score
Look for tenants with impeccable credit. As a landlord, it’s normal to have some empathy but keep in mind that you’re running a business, not a charity. In order for you to find quality tenants, you need to treat your property as a business. Aside from credit, be sure to check the applicant’s references to verify the accuracy of the application information – talk to previous landlords, employers, or anyone else you can get in touch with.
Treat tenants with respect
Tenants who reside in your building are entitled to privacy, safety, and security. Landlords or owners can’t just enter into an occupied apartment whenever they please. In California, state and local laws require landlords to give advanced notice before entering an apartment, and there are restrictions on reasons to visit an occupied property.
You can read about the California Landlord-Tenant Law by visiting this page.
Consult a lawyer
Even if you do your research on local laws, conduct thorough background checks, and treat your tenants properly, there’s still a possibility you may encounter a particularly difficult tenant. In a rent-controlled city like San Francisco, tenant attorneys are usually more than willing to take on wrongful eviction suits, which is why it is a must to have a landlord attorney who you can rely on in case of difficult situations.
If you’re looking for professional leasing services in San Francisco, apartments in neighborhoods like the Mission District, Richmond District, Noe Valley, Castro, Bernal Heights, SOMA, Pacific Heights, and the Marina, get in touch with Ray Amouzandeh at TARGA Residential Brokerage at (415) 494-7009 or send an email to [email protected]com