Tenancy issues arise when you have tenants on your property. You may have issues relating to a lease or questions on what lease form to use with your tenant. You may have questions about security deposits, pets, term of a lease, among many lease issues. When you invest in real estate, you may intentionally become a landlord and have tenant issues. But if you own a residential piece of property that you can’t sell, you may unwillingly become a landlord and have questions. And if you have are not a homeowner, you may have questions about renting a home or apartment. Ask your questions hear and read the answers to the many questions about landlords, tenants, leases, security deposits and nightmare tenants here.
Can My Landlord Terminate My Lease During COVID-19?
Can my landlord terminate my lease during COVID-19? This reader wants to know if it’s possible and how much notice they’ll be given. Q: If you rent on a month-to-month basis, can the owner terminate the lease during the COVID-19 pandemic? And, if the landlord does notify a tenant that the landlord elects to terminate [...]
What Can I Do If My Landlord Doesn’t Return My Security Deposit?
What can I do if my landlord doesn’t return my security deposit? My landlord sold the unit after condo deconversion but never gave the deposit back to me. Q: I am a tenant in a building that was recently deconverted from condos to apartments. Prior to the deconversion, I had rented the condo from the [...]
Rental Property Investors Violate Home-Sharing Regulations
When rental property investors violate home-sharing regulations, depending on where you are, city violations on short-term rentals can get costly. The city of San Francisco recently reached a $2.25 million settlement with a couple who violated the city’s short-term rental regulations when home sharing on Airbnb. Darren and Valerie Lee were sued in 2014 after [...]