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Rookie Landlord Mistakes You’re in Danger of Making

By Utopia Management

SAN DIEGO, CA. – Did you just purchase your first Southern California rental property? If so, there’s no doubt that you’re on the way to building long-term cash flow and wealth but you may also encounter many situations in the coming year where you will make typical rookie landlord mistakes.

Thankfully, we’ve made owning rental properties simple for you by breaking down some of the most common rookie landlord house management mistakes so you don’t end up making them.

Mistake #1 – Neglecting the Notice to Enter

Regardless if you plan on making repairs to your rental property or are going to stop by to do a general inspection, one thing that every San Diego property management company, and landlord across the state will agree on is you cannot neglect to notify your tenants at least 24 hours in advance.

Many owners think they can enter their rental whenever they want, but this is not the case, so to avoid possible landlord-tenant disputes it’s vital to always notify the tenant over the phone, text, email and post a notice on their rental before you enter the property.

Mistake #2 – Applying Different Standards for Each Tenant

One key to success when it comes to owning rental properties is applying the same standards for each tenant because failure to do so could mean that you could be accused of violating a tenants Civil Rights or Fair Housing laws.

It’s best to set the same standards and criteria for every tenant just to ensure that each renter gets the same treatment across the board as other renters.

Mistake #3 – Not Hiring a Property Management Company

Sure, your friend, co-worker or relative may have self-managed their rentals for years but how many rental properties did they ultimately own without the help of a property manager?

If you want to grow a portfolio of rental properties in Southern California it’s best to hire a professional property management company now, rather than later.

A property management company will save you the time, money and hassle of managing your rental property yourself and ensure that you can continue with your normal life without being overburdened with all of the day-to-day aspects of owning a rental

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To learn more about the professional property management services Utopia Management can offer you contact us today by calling (858) 598-1111 or connect with us online.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

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