San Francisco Landlord Resources

Since 2002 I’ve been helping DIY San Francisco landlords:

  • buy investment properties
  • prep and repair units
  • create good leases
  • find ideal tenants
  • minimize their problems
  • maximize their profits

As one of the top realtors in San Francisco I’ve developed quite a “Help List” of resources for San Francisco Landlords.  So to make your life a little easier, I’m happy to share my hard earned  knowledge with you. Here’s Katharine Holland’s list of …

San Francisco Landlord Resources

I am your resource for the rental property business. Feel free to contact me any of the following.

  1. Free Lease Review.
    For example, if you:

    1. haven’t increased rent in so long they don’t now where to start, we can help you figure out that amount
    2. have empty parking spots and don’t know what to do with them
    3. have empty storage areas
  1. List of the top 10 things owners are doing wrong (email me)
    -or click here for blog post: Top 10 Mistakes San Francisco Realtors Make
  1. Current copy of SF apartment owners Association Lease (email me)
  1. Move-In move-out itemized statement
    California Department of Consumer Affairs Refund of Security Deposit plus local SF law requires that you pay interest on your security deposit. This can be complicated to figure out. If you want more explanation call us, or download this guide
  1. A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities (California, revised July 2012) click here

City Forms

  1. Allowable Annual Rent Increases
    Every January, the City and County of San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board posts the amount of the allowable annual rent increases for that year.For the 2016 schedule, click here. If you forget to make the rent increase in January, you can still increase it by the retroactive amount going forward, but you can’t charge it retroactively (for past rent). If the increase is less than 10% just give 30 days notice. More than 10% must give 60 days notice.

I’m saving you money!

  1. Security Deposit Interest Rates
    click here
  1. Rent Board Fee
    Most landlords don’t know they can pass the Rent Board Fee onto the tenant when giving the final statement to the tenant.
    -Contact Katharine to see a sample
    Click here for the City’s chart (through 6/16)
  1. General Security Deposit Info from the SF rent Board
    click here

I hope this helps. If you have any landlord tips to share, please do!  Thanks for reading.

Katharine Holland has been helping San Francisco landlords buy, sell, and rent out their properties since 2002. In 2016 she was voted #1 Realtor in San Francisco in the Bay Area Readers’ Poll: the Besties.

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