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Very familiar with all aspects of property management (tenant/landlord issues, lease administration, facilities maintenance, financials, etc). 25+ years in property management

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I have been in real estate management for 25+ years, both residential and commercial properties. Currently own and operate a commercial and residential real estate management company in southern California.


IREM; BOMA; MLS; National Association of Realtors; California Association of Realtors


CPM (Certified Property Manager) and RPA (Real Property Administrator)

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Recent Answers from Mike Fortunato

2017-03-01 renting while retired:

You would simply need to demonstrate to the landlord the source of income sufficient to cover your rent and other living expenses. One way to look at it is to put yourself in the landlord's shoes --- you

2017-02-27 Installed an alarm system:

I think you should be fine to install the system. I see no reason any landlord would object, except of course that any damages (if any) caused by the system's removal would have to be repaired. No, you

2017-02-16 Landlord sold our rental property/ dog clean up etiquette:

In short, yes you should should probably say something if you're concerned about security deposit deductions. If the landlord is reasonable and easy to work with, then hopefully you can work out an arrangement

2017-01-10 I signed a conflicting lease contract. Do I have to pay for the extra 10 days?:

That's going to come down to a legal interpretation of how the lease was written (which in my opinion was written very poorly). If you are in occupancy during the whole period, including the 10 extra days

2017-01-09 Lease is voided... now what?:

Hello Jen,    You're probably not going to like my answer, but the basic situation is that you seem to be delinquent in your rent so the Landlord has every right to evict (imagine if someone owed you money


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