Legal Q&A

2012-09-20T11:24:40-07:00September 20th, 2012|Investing, Legal Procedures, Strategy, Trustee Sales|

Question: I purchased a home at a trustee’s sale and the former owner has contacted me to buy the home from me.  Is this something I can do or is it illegal?  I know of other investors who haven’t been able to sell the home to the former owner. Answer: When you purchase a property [...]

Maintaining Rental Properties

2019-03-05T23:44:16-07:00August 4th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Multi-family, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals|

Maintenance can be difficult to plan for with residential homes. Vandalism, inclement weather, irresponsible tenants, poor installation/repair and time make it unclear when components of a home will need serviced. Although one cannot foresee everything that could go wrong with a home, it is important for landlords to understand their responsibilities to maintain their investment [...]

Legally Speaking Q&A

2012-08-04T12:22:16-07:00August 4th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Legal Procedures, Rentals|

Question: My tenants didn’t pay June rent and I sent them a 5 day notice.  It’s July 3 and I was going to file the eviction, but they paid the June rent.  Can I accept the June rent, then send out a new notice and start an eviction for July’s rent because I don’t think [...]


2019-03-05T23:44:16-07:00August 4th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Legal Procedures, Rentals|

A client recently called our office immediately after learning that her condominium unit was completely destroyed by a fire.  She was understandably upset about the loss and concerned about her rights, obligations and liabilities.  She knew that the fire started in her unit and spread to others, but she was unaware of what caused the [...]

When tenants don’t pay or cooperate: Decisions…

2019-03-05T23:44:17-07:00July 4th, 2012|Investing, Landlord, Legal Procedures, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals|

Any person who is a landlord long enough will undoubtedly have to deal with a tenant whom they struggle collecting rent from. There are a number of reasons for this scenario. Perhaps the tenants lost their job; they had a recent death in the family; they have to move out of state; or they simply [...]

Tax Warning

2019-03-05T23:44:17-07:00June 4th, 2012|Asset Protection, Financing, Legal Procedures, Tax Law|

Tax advisers, including our tax attorneys and accountants at Kingman Winslow, LLC, are already making special plans ahead of filing season next year, when they expect big problems if Congress doesn't confront major tax provisions set to expire at the end of 2012. For example, Income-tax rates, investment taxes, some itemized deductions, estate and gift [...]