There are many different kinds of microbial growth in our environments – some of it is toxic and some of it isn’t. Any kind of microbial growth in a rental property, however, raises alarms and causes problems. If you discover it in your property or your tenant reports that microbial growth has been found, you need to act quickly. Not only do you have a legal obligation to protect your tenants from the health risks associated with it, you also want to preserve the condition of your investment.
As a landlord in California, you must know and comply with many local, state, and federal laws that will affect your property and your tenant. There are security deposit laws, habitability laws, and of course – fair housing laws. You have responsibilities as a landlord, and following the fair housing laws is an important responsibility that you need to take seriously.
Screening your tenant is extremely important when you’re leasing a property. You want to be sure the best and most qualified tenant is in your rental, and the key is to screen every prospective tenant thoroughly. This process does not have to be difficult.