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How to Help New Tenants Feel at Home

When I was a landlord, I liked to do a little extra for new tenants moving in. I’d leave a roll of paper towels and some soap and toilet paper in the bathroom. I know what you’re thinking: “Very impressive.” If you are willing take it beyond my pitiful attempts to welcome your tenants, you […]

Q&A: Tenant with Severe Cat Allergies

My new tenant says she has severe allergic reactions to cats. The previous tenant had two cats, but they weren’t a problem then. My new tenant is insisting I need to do a cleanup, since she’s essentially disabled because of asthma and her allergies. Is this a requirement? Allan, Santa Barbara, California You probably need […]

What Community Association Directors Need to Know About Property Insurance

Determining the appropriate insurance for an association property–whether it’s owner-occupied or rented out–often involves a lengthy review process with many facets that require your attention. One overlooked detail can cost your community association board thousands of dollars and lead to multiple unhappy stakeholders. — What Kind of Insurance Does a Homeowners Association Need? The Basics […]