Blog by Tri-Valley Property Management


July 5th, 2020

California law requires, with some exceptions, anyone who lives outside of California and who owns rental property in this state to pay a withholding credit on any rents collected.

As your contracted property management company, we are mandated by law to withhold seven percent (7%) of the rents I collect on your behalf (less any management fees) and to send those funds to the Franchise Tax B ...

Landlords – 3 Ways to Reduce Your Rental Losses

November 26th, 2017

Landlords – 3 Ways to Reduce Your Rental Losses

Security deposits aren’t always the safety net landlords think they’ll be. Many states will limit the security deposit to 1-2 month’s rent and in many cases damages, broken leases, or unpaid rent may cost you more than the security deposit you collected. If you think it’s worth it, you may take a tenant to court to recover that cost, but may fi ...

Remember Potential Tax Breaks When You Own Rental Properties

February 18th, 2014

Remember Potential Tax Breaks When You Own Rental Properties

As you move into 2014 as a rental property owner, keep in mind which tax deductions you might likely benefit from. You may be surprised by the tax breaks you qualify for.

Read on for some of the possibilities and check with your accountant for even more.

Just be sure to keep careful records throughout the year so you can back your ...

New Protection From Foreclosure For California Tenants

April 23rd, 2013

New Protection From Foreclosure For California Tenants

California renters got an expanded set of protections from landlord foreclosure at the first of 2013.

Ironically, those tenant protections were tucked into the Homeowners Bill of Rights.

The California provisions expand the protections found in the 2009 federal legislation Protecting Tenants At Foreclosure Act.

A central provision t ...

Tips to Damage Proof Your Rental

March 17th, 2013

When you make the decision to have an investment property, it’s recommended to take the time upfront to make it as damage proof as possible.

That way, you’re not spending thousands of dollars rehabbing the home after every tenant.

TriValley  Property Management has some great ideas to help investment property owners maximize their return on investment, while minimizing costs:

1.   Get rid ...

Getting Clear on Property Management Expectations

October 31st, 2012

Where Can I Get a Credit Report

August 28th, 2012
Here's a list of places to obtain a credit report:

1. Free:



How to Stand Out Amoung Other Renters

August 28th, 2012

The rental market is very tight.  I have some tips to share for anyone interested in renting a home with less than perfect credit.  

1. Be Pro-Active and Find a Place Now:  If you are thinking about doing a short sale and your ready to stop making payments to the bank, find a place now.  It will take 30-60 days before your missed payments shows on your credit report.  So don't delay to find a ...


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