As we near the first anniversary of the horrific “Airbnb Mansion Party” massacre, we feel obligated to remind landlords and property managers of the risks associated with Halloween festivities.
By thinking smartly, horrors can be avoided on a night fraught with potential mischief, negligence that leads to injury, property damage, and looming liability on many fronts. We touch on the risks in our latest article.
We have seen increased friction between landlords and tenants throughout the pandemic over repairs and preventative maintenance. To minimize exposure to the coronavirus, repairs should be prioritized, meaning many fixes requested by renters can and should be postponed.
Conversely, property owners and operators must get access to the unit to conduct preventive maintenance, but they may not receive a warm welcome by tenants who fear contagion. What’s to give? We discuss it here.
San Francisco lawmakers want to cut a deal with landlords of 10 or fewer units. In exchange for waiting for payment of rent debt accrued during the pandemic, landlords could stand to receive 50-65% of the rent owed. We will refrain from commentary until the ordinance is fully studied and digested, but you can get the broad strokes in this MSN article.
Please be safe, think smartly and strategically about your landlord-tenant relationships, and certainly call upon us if we can assist in that regard.