Drought Conditions in CA: Precautions Landlords Must Take

Drought Conditions in CA: Precautions Landlords Must Take

On the credenza behind my desk, I keep a confectioner’s scale that I found years ago. On one side, there’s a brass tub into which you can put peppermints or taffy or any kind of candy you want to weigh. On the other side, to balance it off, are brass weights that would determine the volume and the cost of your purchase. I keep that scale to remind me of the need for balance, in both my career and my life.

Balance is a real concern right now in the state of California, because we are in the midst of a drought. The drought is so severe that Governor Brown has authorized legislation allowing community utilities to fine customers for the wanton and reckless waste of water. This raises a question: who is responsible for what? Many of our properties are single family residences, where the tenants are responsible for monthly water billing. To read the rest of the article by Keith, owner of Dede’s Rental in Santa Rosa, please click here.

 



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