What does the term "Habitability" mean and how does it affect me and my property?

temp-post-imageOne question that owners in California frequently face is whether they must provide air conditioning in a rental unit, and if so, whether and how quickly they must repair a broken air conditioner. While a functional heating system is required for habitability under statue, air conditioning is not listed as required and is typically considered an amenity. However, if the rental unit is in a geographic area that frequently and normally experiences high temperatures (such as the Coachella Valley), a tenant may be able to make an argument that the rental unit is not habitable without air conditioning. Tenants who have elderly or disabled household members may also argue that not having air cond...

"I am the Owner, I want to check on MY property!"


As an owner of a residential property you cannot schedule an appointment with the tenant to "see the condition of their home and how the tenant is taking care of it."

Once a rental property owner has entered into a rental agreement with a resident and has handed over the keys, the resident has the right to quiet enjoyment of their property. It basically turns the residence over to the tenants for the terms of the lease entered into. In certain cases, and only the ones described below, are reasons we can enter your property.

The list below is what is allowed for a 24 hour notice to enter:

  • In the case of an emergency

  • To make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements

  • T...

Best of the Valley 2019 - Voted Best Real Estate Finalist!!!!


Dear Clients and Friends,

WhiteStar Management is honored to be voted among the Best of the Valley for 2019 by The Desert Sun! Thank you for helping us get voted in as a finalist for Best Real Estate Firm. We are also proud that our very own Rhonda Belous-Agent/Owner/Captain of our Ship, was a finalist in the Best Realtor Category!

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