Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Southern California Real estate notes

We've had many calls asking for more information on landlord and tenant issues. We will post our opinon, and observations to help both parties in this important real estate transaction. Real estate law and practice differs, so please check your local and state laws.
1. Compete a move-in and move-out statement. The California Association of Realtors has a form for this purpose. Document condition and have this written document signed by both parties. Take pictures (use date stamp option on camera) to document written statements.
2. As stated before, read and understand your rights and obligations under the written lease.
3. Any modifications to the written real estate lease should be in writing, and signed by both parties.
4. Keep the lines of communication open. Treat each other honestly and fairly.

These are just a few suggestions, but valuable ones. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information, or consult the California Dept. of Consumer Affairs booklet referenced in our December 14 post.

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