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Damages vs. Wear and Tear

Your tenant has vacated the property and you know have 21 days to account for the security deposit. The law allows landlords to deduct portions of the security deposit to cover the cost of damages caused by a tenant. Landlords cannot deduct normal war and tear, or the expected depreciation of a property. E.g. If carpeting has been destroyed and it is 8 years old, perhaps no allowance is appropriate as the floor coverings ere due for replacement. Similarly, destruction of brand new carpet may result in full replacement cost to be deducted from the deposit.

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Will I Be Responsible If Someone Drowns In My Pool?

Will I be responsible if someone drowns in my Pool?
A pool can be a strong selling point when it comes to renting out your property, but it comes with a price. Most states have laws surrounding pool safety and, generally speaking, it is the landlord's responsibility to make sure that the rental unit and the features that come with it meet state and federal safety standards. However, the question of whether the landlord is liable if an accident occurs depends upon the precise nature of the accident.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite You

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite You
This is a nationwide epidemic. Legislation recently amended not just one but five civil codes. They’re also know as the traveling bugs. We need to educate ourselves and everyone we know, because if it’s a nationwide problem it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of WHEN we all get affected by the bed bugs. They are considered vermin in the eyes of the court.

Should I Rent My Coachella Valley Property Long Term Or Short Term?

From time to time, we get calls from property owners who are trying to decide if they should rent their properties on a long term lease or as a short term vacation rental. The answer to this question varies depending on the owner and what they are looking for from their rental. Let’s discuss some pros and cons of short term and long term rentals and you can decide what’s right for you.

4 Reasons to Choose All County Desert for Your Property Management Needs

There are many reasons to go with All County® Desert for your Palm Desert property management needs. Today, we'd like to share 4 of the best ones with you.

1. The All County Franchise has been in business for over 25 years and has over 40 locations throughout the United States. We are not a fly-by-night "mom and pop shop" who may disappear tomorrow. All County® Desert is also owned and operated by long-time residents of the Palm Desert area, making our staff knowledgeable about the communities we serve.

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