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I t's been said that what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence and so in this article , we discuss what items to gather for court day if an unlawful detainer (eviction) action is disputed. 

Although documents and logs of correspondence are important, it raises the question of how long these records should be preserved after the tenancy has ended. We take on this topic in the broader context of record keeping in this article

With March upon us, San Francisco rental property owners should be aware of updated relocation payment assistance amounts and annual rent increase guidelines going into effect - we've uploaded them to our website here .

Finally, owners and property managers in every locale should note the maximum tenant screening fees allowed by law.
New relocation payments and allowable annual rent increase payments are off the press for San Francisco owners .
Cap on tenant screening fees

Tenant application screening fees cannot be greater than the actual out-of-pocket costs of gathering information concerning the applicant, including but not limited to, the cost of using a tenant screening service or a consumer credit reporting service, and the reasonable value of time spent by the landlord or his or her agent in obtaining information on the application.

As of December 2018, the CPI adjusted increase to the screening fee is $20.94 and the total maximum fee you can charge is $50.94. 
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