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Whats Involved in Effective Owner Management?

Owning and managing property require two different skill sets. Unfortunately, many property owners purchase property not knowing the full responsibility that management entails. Before a person jumps into purchasing rental properties, they will need to understand what is going to be required of them.

  • Knowledge of landlord/tenant law. Familiarity with the state laws that govern the landlord/tenant relationship is a must for any property owner. If owners arent comfortable with their level of knowledge or experience in this area, they could be leaving themselves open to lawsuits and fines. For example, the federal Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act requires the disclosure of lead-based paint and hazards before the lease of most units built before 1978. Owners can face a $10,000 fine if they fail to do so. Airtight contracts and leases are also extremely important for protecting owners from lawsuits and recouping lost costs.
  • Time and expense spent visiting properties. Rental properties are going to require regular visits to check on the condition of the property, perform emergency maintenance or show vacant units. If owners properties are far away from home or each other, they will spend a lot of time in transit. If owners attempt to self-manage too many properties, they run the risk of spending all their time performing routine visits instead of managing the company.
  • Responsibility for repairs and maintenance. A landlord needs to have a diverse range of skills to perform maintenance themselves. At the very least, a landlord needs to have basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and landscaping skills to properly maintain a property. If they are not well-versed in these areas, they’ll be spending revenue on repair services. While family members and friends can be labor outlets, relying on such help comes with inherent risks.
  • Effective tenant screening. An owner will quickly need to become good at weeding out problem tenants during the screening process. If an owner only has a few units and has to replace a problem tenant a few times a year, their profit is likely going to drop dramatically. Credit checks, employment verification and collecting references are key in this process.
  • Ability to deal with difficult tenants. Even if landlords screen tenants thoroughly, they will inevitably interact with unhappy or unruly tenants. Whether the tenant is simply unhappy or in violation of rules and facing eviction, a landlord needs to stand firm in the face of adversity and enforce the rules of the lease. If they are not able to confront people, a property owner risks being taken advantage of by tenants. In the most extreme cases, landlords may even need to rely on lawyers or courts to settle issues and pay hefty fees.
  • Since 1946 the Carnahan name has had a reputation for honest and ethical Real Estate Property Management services in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Burbank/Glendale, Los Angeles, Westside and Conejo Valley areas.The reason for our success is helping owners like you when they need it. Below is a partial list of property management services we provide to help you protect your real estate investment.
    • Tenant placement
    • Tenant screening (including: credit check, landlord and employment verification, social security trace report, california eviction check and criminal check)
    • Regular property inspections
    • Accounting and landlord bill payment
    • Monthly financial reporting
    • Maintenance service and supervision (we use only proven independent vendors)
    • Collections
    • Evictions
    • We supply all the necessary forms to meet California’s Landlord/Tenant laws
    • 24 hour emergency phone service
    • Advertising to the broadest tenant base possible

    Call or e-mail us today for more information. We’re ready to get started!

  • Carnahan Property Management services Woodland Hills,West Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Tarzana, Reseda, Topanga, Encino, Northridge, Van Nuys,North Hills,Chatsworth, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, North Hollywood, West Hollywood, San FernandoValley, Granada Hills, Mission Hills, Simi Valley, West Lake Village, Agoura,Toluca Lake, Valley Village, Burbank. Call us at (818) 884-1500 and check if we can service your area.