How To Increase Your Rental Income With Minor Upgrades

Video Summary Hi, I’m Tyler from Belmont Shore Land Company, and today I wanted to show you one of our apartments and the type of upgrades you can do to increase your rental income. Kitchen Hardware Appliances Fireplace Light Fixtures  Laundry  Garage If you are a property owner in Long Beach or surrounding area, we would love to talk with …

Why Are Market Rents Taking Off?

This is a question that we are being asked almost daily. We are receiving multiple calls a day from people looking for properties who can’t find them, and if they do find one, it is exorbitantly priced. We think this is a multi-faceted problem that might not go away with Covid. Covid is a factor, but this seems to be …

Is Your Rental Property Under Market? (Benefits And Drawback)

One of the clearest drawbacks to this question is that you are making less money per month on your rental by being under market. Another easy answer is that when you have a lower price, you will have a lot more people interested in your unit giving you a wider selection in terms of your tenants. Now, asking for and …

How Do I Determine The Market Rent For My House?

While many different factors go into determining the market rent value of your house, the best starting point is “Zillow.” You can also check out Realtor.com.  This contains rentals that are posted on the Multiple Listing System.  After this I would suggest contacting local realtors who might be willing to help and, lastly, checking local newspapers that may contain “for rent” ads. …

Self-Managing Your Rental House Investment In East Long Beach (A Complete Guide)

This area of our website will be devoted to providing rental house owners with lots of useful information they can actually use…rents, laws, taxes, tenant/landlord relations, and much more. I’m a 40-year veteran of rental property investing and management.  I renovated dozens of single-family homes and small apartment buildings in the 70’s and 80’s.  These were profitable ventures but they didn’t provide …

SB-91 COVID-19 Relief Bill (Law Changes: Senate Bill)

SB 91 is the new California law related to COVID rental relief. This is a summary of the most important parts of the law. As always, when dealing with legal matters, you should consult an attorney before proceeding with any legal action against your tenant. Moreover, there are new forms for serving the tenant – if you are not already …

The Future of Rental Investments in California

This last year has seen the onslaught of numerous laws which will have a huge impact on residential income property ownership. These include the following: Cap on rent increases Restrictions on notices to move Inability to evict for non-payment of rent Restrictions on ability to collect past due rent Recent court rulings that make Arbitration Agreements unenforceable Recent court rulings …

What To Do When A Tenant Is Having Difficulty Paying Rent?

Tenants paying late is a constant problem. Whether you are a large company or just managing a few units, you have probably experienced this issue. I always hear the horror story of a tenant not paying rent for two, three, or six months. I always wince because I know they are true, but it happens because very common mistakes people …

“Just Cause” Eviction (Law Changes: AB1482)

The just cause eviction law is something that most landlords in major cities in California already have had to deal with for a long time.  But if you just own property in Long Beach or most of Orange County, you’ve never had to deal with a just cause eviction law.  Up until now, if you wanted to remove a tenant for something …