Legal Mistakes Landlords Need to Avoid

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One of the most complex parts of owning rental property is understanding federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and codes that come with being a Sacramento property manager. Inexperience with these laws can lead to legal pitfalls and headaches, some of which include:

  • Failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Violation of California Fair Housing Laws
  • Violations of habitability laws by refusing to attend to safety, mold, or structural issues
  • Hiring property maintenance or management companies that do not follow the proper licensing requirements
  • Failure to comply to local or state laws regarding smoke and carbon dioxide detectors
  • Failure to maintain an after-hours point of contact and improper documentation of the rent cycle
  • Failure to hire a licensed real estate agent to conduct property management activities
  • Violating trust in accounting laws by improperly handling security deposits
  • Failure to keep personal information confidential

If you are unsure how to handle these and other legal risks that fall on your shoulders as a property manager in Sacramento, it may be time to hire a professional property management company to handle your rental portfolio.


Real Property Management Select helps rental property owners reduce the risk associated with owning rental property by providing a team of local compliance experts. This team protects you through a proven process and regulatory experience and offers:

  • In-house legal counsel specializing in risk mitigation
  • Compliance to trust accounting laws when handling funds
  • Eviction Services
  • Writ of Possession Services
  • Thorough understanding of Fair Housing Laws and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • High Ethical Standards


Put simply; our Sacramento property management team stays on top of local, state, and federal regulations, so you don’t have to. Since these laws are continually changing and apply to both the tenant and the landlord, our team saves you the headache of studying up on:

  • State property code laws
  • Local city ordinances
  • Fair Housing Act & ADA
  • Department of Real Estate
  • Tenant screening regulations
  • Real estate contract law on residential leases
  • Trust and escrow laws on security deposits and monthly rental payments
  • Tenant and landlord maintenance laws
  • Collection and eviction laws
  • Property inspection regulations

With all of these laws carrying both financial and legal risk, our compliance team stays abreast of changes to protect you, your investment, and your tenants.

Put our team, experience, and ethics to work for you! Call (916) 452-5000 today!