How long are lease agreements?

Lease agreements between landlord and tenants are usually made for a period of time, generally anywhere from 6 months to a year. Long-term leases, agreements anywhere from five to ten years or longer, are usually created for commercial rental properties since businesses tend to stay put in one spot for a longer period of time. It all depends on the kind of occupant you are looking for and how long you would like them to stay.

Longer lease agreements often provide more security, because the tenant is legally bound to the property for the given amount of time. Lease agreements include fees that should be paid if the tenant would like to move out of the rental property early. For this reason, renters that sign lease agreements rather than a month to month agreement will often stay longer. Lease agreements also provide security for the renter, meaning that the landlord is not able to apply additional fees or raise the rent while the lease agreement is in place. The landlord also won’t be able to ask you to move out of the rental property unless there is a breach of the agreement.

With our property management services, you won’t need to worry about lease agreement details. We’ll handle this for you along with a variety of other management services. Please contact us for a free management quote or for more information.

Fun Halloween house decorations!

One of the greatest things about Halloween is the unofficial start of the holiday season. Halloween is the start of fun decorations that many of us enjoy look at, whether it be during a walk around the neighborhood or taking a drive in your car. The best part? There’s lots of DIY projects or budget-friendly ideas that can make your front year look great without hurting your pocket.

  1. Carve a pumpkin! Ranging in size, color and shape you can select a pumpkin or several that will fit your budget. Let your imagination roll!
  2. Have old white sheets? Make a ghost…or three! Just like the kind we see in Charlie Brown’s “The Great Pumpkin,” you can cut out holes for the eyes and throw it over a small bush or plant in your yard. Feeling creative? Stuff it with pillow fluff, add and old broom stick and tie it all together for a more “pulled-together” look.
  3. Create Halloween cardboard cut-outs. Most of us have old boxes lying around the house. Put your artistic skills to work with scissors, paint, markers—whatever you can find—and create your own Halloween figures for your yard. You can also place these on doors, windows, mailboxes and more! 
It really is up to how much you want to decorate because the options are endless. Whether you’ll be decorating or not, we hope everyone has a wonderful, but safe, Halloween!

Why should I hire a property management company?

A property management company is a great choice when you want a responsible solid company to rent and maintain the home you own. If you want to rent a home you own or an investment property, property managers have extensive knowledge in this area and are educated on tenant/landlord laws as well as regulations and rights.

In managing your properties, we complete tenant screenings so you can be sure of who it is you are renting your property to for ensured protection. We also collect rent, market your home and provide support for property maintenance and emergencies.

Property management companies like Jamison Company, focus on the client's needs and expectations. A property management company will do the hard work for you, providing you with the best of the rental market.

What is the best way to find an apartment?

Finding an apartment that fits your needs is not always an easy task, but fortunately there are now many options that will help you during the process.

The most recommended way to find a new rental home is through a property management company. At Jamison Management Company, we have the experience regarding the real estate market in the south bay area and also the necessary tools to help you find the home of your dreams. On our website ( you can find listings of all the available apartment rentals we have in the different areas in the south bay; Hawthorne, Lawndale, Gardena, Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach primarily.

When you are looking for a new rental home, be sure of what amenities are a must-have and which ones you can live without. Additionally, a list of qualities should be made such as budget, location, size and whether or not you are looking for a unit that included utilities and appliances. Check for things you are looking for in the area surrounding the unit like nearby schools if you have children, parking and common areas like entertainment or restaurants.

At Jamison Company, our property management team can help you find the best apartment rental listings in the south bay area. Visit us today to learn more.

Discover the Best Events This Year in the South Bay!

Live in South Bay and live your dream! This area is full of fun activities and events that will entertain your every need. From art to cultural acts, concerts, restaurants and night life—South Bay is the place to be!

The year is filled with fun events that will create beautiful, long lasting memories with your friends and family. Whether you live or would like to travel to Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach, there is never a dull moment in the Los Angeles' South Bay. Come and enjoy local festivals and sport leagues, happy hours, art gallery openings, live music, drink and food specials, and much more!

If you are considering living in the here, we’ll help you find a home you’ll adore. Jamico Property Management has a wide variety of high quality properties close to all the entertainment so you can live your life to the fullest. 

Visit us to view our properties for rent in the South Bay area.

Property Management Interview Questions to Ask

Whether you are a first-time home buyer, property investor or an experienced apartment owner, Jamison Management Company can assist you with all your real estate needs. We will deal with the daily inconveniences of handling maintenance calls, pursuing late rent payments, dealing with tenant complaints and screening prospective tenants so that you don’t have to. We make sure that your properties are leased to qualified tenants and that they are properly maintained. Jamison Management Company views your property as an income-generating business. Our goal is to keep your income high and your expenses low. Because we manage multiple properties in the area and have been using our vendors for years, we are able to achieve the lowest costs when using third party contractors for any of our maintenance needs. Furthermore, we have our own in-house maintenance staff that allows us to attend to most maintenance requests very quickly and at a very reasonable cost. Our property management company maintains a high standard of reliability and accountability, and gives our owners the true peace of mind that comes with knowing that their property is in the best hands possible.

Once I start with Jamison Management Company, who handles my property?
Who do tenants call?

If your property is 16 units or larger, you will have a resident manager responsible for the daily activities of your property, such as cleaning the common areas, posting notices, collecting rents and communicating with tenants. You will also be assigned an experienced Property Supervisor familiar with the area in which your property is located. The Property Supervisor will assist your resident manager and will be your main point of contact via cell phone or email. Many questions can also be answered by our staff, including bookkeepers, maintenance supervisors and staff members. You can also access your financial information online through our website clicking on "Owner Web Access" under the Owner Tab.

How do you advertise your vacancies?

Jamison Management Company markets vacancies by whatever means that have proven effective. We start the marketing process as soon as we are advised of a vacancy. We place ads on our website as well as on Craigslist, Westside Rentals, Southbay Rentals and many other online rental searches as we deem necessary. We update these ads EVERY DAY until your vacancy is rented. Because of our reputation many prospects contact our office for a free list of our vacancies and look at our website on a daily basis. Applicants are also able to apply directly through our website. We will also put eye catching signs and banners on your property giving rental prospects access to our services. We can also place print ads in local papers, provide tenant incentives and distribute flyers to help increase your leasing traffic. Furthermore, our resident managers leverage our large network of properties to promote our vacancies at other properties that we manage.

How often do you visit the property?

When a property first comes under our management, an interior and exterior inspection is scheduled as soon as possible to determine if there are any health and safety issues which need to be addressed. During this inspection, we review your property for water leaks, mold and mildew, water heaters being double strapped, for any faulty sprinkler heads and that all units have the required smoke detectors in each room as required by law. At that time we also inspect the property for any trip hazards and required maintenance. If there is a vacancy, the property will be shown as appointments and open houses are scheduled. Once the property is full and the initial inspection has been done, the Property Supervisor will visit the property regularly, at least once a month. All interiors of units are inspected a minimum of twice a year.

Who collects rent?

Tenants who have an on-site manager will pay their rent directly to their on-site manager. All other tenants can pay rent by either mailing or dropping it off at our office. When rent is received it is immediately placed in our trust account. Any expenses incurred by your property will be paid out of the rent collected during the month. The remaining funds, less the required reserve balance, will be distributed to our owners around the 25th of every month via check or electronic transfer. You will receive your monthly financial statements around the third business day of the following month.

What happens if there is an emergency after business hours?

When you hire Jamison Management Company, we become responsible for your property 24 hours a day. We have a 24 hour emergency number available to our tenants and there is always a senior staff member on call to quickly address emergencies. We also have access to vendors who can respond in an emergency, no matter what the hour.

Why should I choose Jamison Management Company?

When we say, professional property management, we mean it. There is no better choice for your investment and peace of mind.
Call Jamison Management Company today for a quote (310) 798-9154
or request a quote online.

Visit our website to learn more about Jamison Management Company