E-Renter® Blog

California: New Tenant Parking Laws

California: New Tenant Parking Laws

New laws in California signed into effect by the Governor in September 2014 now give tenants rights to install charging stations for their electric vehicles.  If tenants follow the letter of the law, a landlord is required to approve the installation and it could...

Five Reasons for Tenant Screening

Five Reasons for Tenant Screening

More people are becoming landlords, whether because they are interested in investing in real estate, or because they need to lease a home they cannot sell. Lack of landlord experience often leads to mistakes that can be very costly. From choosing the wrong appliances...

Should Property-Trashing Tenants be Charged?

A landlord recently wrote a letter to the editor of her local newspaper, complaining that tenants had trashed her rental property. They left food and garbage everywhere, along with a garage full of old TVs, mattresses and appliances for the landlord to dispose of. She...