Phoenix Arizona Rental Properties

By Goldenwest Management

Are you thinking about getting started with investing in Phoenix Arizona Rental Properties?

Now is the right time to start investing in rental properties thanks to high demand for rentals and low mortgage interest rates nationwide.

Everyone from Robert Kiyosaki to Warren Buffet are advocates for Real Estate investing thanks to the steady cash flow you receive from your rental properties each month and the wide variety of other benefits which come from owning rentals like tax deductions and equity.

To get you started with Real Estate investing right here are our 4 tips for successful Real Estate Investing.

Tip #1 – Never Stop Educating Yourself

This tip is vital to follow because once you stop learning about Real Estate investing you won’t continue to see the same success that you’re enjoying when you’re learning about Real Estate investing.

Establish a set daily time for studying and following what other Real Estate investors are doing so you can stay ahead of other investors and even find great deals no matter what shape the economy is in.

Tip #2 – Set Clear Goals for Yourself

Once you get started with investing in Phoenix Arizona Rental Properties don’t get satisfied with just one property, set clear goals for yourself on how many properties you want to buy so your net worth will grow every year.

For example: one of your goals could be to save $20,000 and use that profit from your rental property to use as a down payment on one new Phoenix Arizona Rental each year.

Tip #3 – Don’t Speculate!

Although the market may be up, or down, NEVER speculate on where you think it’s going to go or speculate on what your short term gain will be if you purchase a new rental property in Arizona now.

Always use wisdom backed up by hard data when you’re investing because these are the two things which will ultimately contribute to your long term success as an investor.

Tip #4 – Always Invest For Cash Flow

When investing in a Phoenix Arizona Rental property your primary question should be “what is the cash flow I will get from this property” because cash flow is king and also the key to your success if you’re trying to build cash flow for your retirement.

Contact Goldenwest Management

To get started with investing in Phoenix Arizona Rental Properties contact Goldenwest Management today by calling us at (602) 765-4750 or click here to connect with us online.


By Goldenwest Management

Owning Las Vegas rental property is one of the best ways for building wealth and thanks to low mortgage interest rates combined with huge demand for rentals there’s never been a better time to purchase rental properties in Las Vegas than right now.

In this article we will offer you 3 tips for successfully owning Las Vegas Rental Property.

Tip #1 – Stay Committed To Learning

The real “secret” to owning Las Vegas rental property doesn’t just come from buying the property and renting it out, you must be committed to lifelong learning by reading books, connecting with other investors and purchasing courses so you can learn from and use to grow your portfolio of rental properties and keep long term tenants.

#2 – Create Your Own Policies, Then Stick with Them

This is by far one of the most difficult things for some owners to do because many owners will create policies for their Las Vegas rental properties then change them and ultimately start managing their rentals on the fly.

For example: you should create firm policies for when rent is due and how you expect to be paid then if a tenant pays late or they try to pay their rent by an unapproved payment method you should stick with your policy and tell them that it your policies apply to all tenants.

#3 – Produce a High Quality Product

It doesn’t matter if your rental property is in Las Vegas or elsewhere in Nevada, you must always produce a high quality rental property (product) because this also means when you offer a great product you can expect high quality tenants as well.

Contact Goldenwest Management, LLC

To learn more tips you can use for successfully owning Las Vegas rental property, or to speak with our team about the property management services we can offer you contact us today by clicking here or by calling (702) 685-7696.


Service dogs are being used more than ever before especially in rental properties across California, Nevada and Arizona and it’s not uncommon for landlords who own San Diego Rental Properties to encounter potential tenants who have Pitt Bulls who they say are their service animals.

Not All Service Dogs Are German Shepherds or Golden Retrievers

When it comes to service animals it’s sometimes easy to think only of Golden Retrievers and Golden Shepherds as service dogs when in reality Pitt Bulls make excellent service dogs and are often able to out-perform other dogs at common service dog tasks.

What Exactly Is A Service Dog?

Thanks to the ADA we know that they define a service dog as an animal who has been specifically trained to offer assistance to someone who has a disability.

Not Sure About A Service Dog? Here’s who to Contact

Although your first reaction may be to say “no way!” the reality is that thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act you have to consider a tenant who has a Pitt Bull as their service animal.

You can also protect yourself if there are any attacks, damages or bites from the Pitt Bull at your San Diego Rental Properties by first confirming that the animal is indeed a service dog when you contact the National Service Animal Registry or the American Pitt Bull Registry to verify if the Pitt Bull is listed as a service animal with either of these organizations.

Don’t Forget To Contact The Former Landlord Too!

During your investigation you should also contact the former landlord of the prospective tenant to ask them about the Pitt Bull and ask them if they have a picture of the dog and any memories of how the animal behaved while living on their property.

Professional Management for Your San Diego Rental Properties

For more tips on how to manage your properties more efficiently, or to get property management service for your San Diego Rental Properties contact Goldenwest Management today by calling us at (858) 792-3442 or click here to connect with us online.

landlord tenant disputes deposit return

By Goldenwest Management, LLC

One of the biggest points of conflict between Landlords and tenants is when a disputes occur over deposit returns.

Though GWM advises to that the appropriate steps are taken to avoid such disputes, including; taking lots of pre and post photos, conducting thorough move-in and move-out walk inspections, and making timely repairs throughout the Tenancy, disagreements do happen.

In this post we will start with the deposit return process and assume that you have already followed the above protocol:

Step 1 – The Deposit Return

The first and most important part is to create a return that covers the following

  1. Deposit amount – List the Tenants’ original deposit, as well as remainder at the time of move out (some landlords deduct money during Tenancy – which is another post all together) in a conspicuous position.
  2. Itemize deductions, if any – You are not required to list the price of every single nut and bolt, but you should break down the cost by job; paint, house cleaning, carpet cleaning, landscape trim. If necessary, you can include a small amount of items in a catch all “general maintenance” but you will want to make sure you can document specifically what falls in that category for disputes (light bulbs, air filters, blind slats).
  3. List the name of the contractor (and when possible the invoice number) for each repair. Show the Tenant that you didn’t just invent these charges.
    1. If you have the receipts, don’t be afraid to include them, especially if you did more work than you charged them. Sometimes invoices haven’t been paid by the time the return needs to go out and that is ok, but if you have finalized invoices include them.
  4. List outstanding rent or violations – Be aware that not all past fees (like late fees from 6 months ago) are allowed to be carried forward. Also, note that you cannot charge for “future rent” not yet received (we see this a lot with a Tenant who breaks a lease).


Make sure you correctly “return” the security deposit funds and disposition

  1. Every state has a timeline, be sure to know it and follow it. If you don’t, it’s almost always an “automatic” loss for you.
  2. Determine, in writing, with the Tenant if they will be picking up the return or if you will be mailing it to them.
    1. Get a forwarding address from the Tenant before they move out.
    2. Keep attempting to get that forwarding address all the way until the day the return has to go out.
  3. Mailing the deposit return – You should absolutely send the return “Certified” so that you have a tracking number. This will save you a whole lot of grief if the Tenant claims “you never sent it; didn’t send it on time, or they never received it” – the tracking number with certified is your best friend, and only costs a few dollars.
    1. If the Tenant never provides a forwarding address, you should still send out a deposit return, ESPECIALLY if they owe you money. Send it to the last known address on file, send it Certified Return Receipt, and that way you will have a record if they do not claim the letter.
    2. If you owe the Tenant money, then I recommend sending the return, without funds, to the last known address. Keep reminding them that you are holding the funds for pick up.

Step 2 – Responding to a Dispute

Disputes come in all forms, and as a Landlord you have to responds appropriately to each dispute.

  1. Phone or email disputes – If the tone is appropriate, you may choose to open a dialogue, but often it’s best to ask for disputes to be made formal and mailed…some people may think that is not necessary, but let’s examine why:
    1. Let’s face it, most people can’t control their temper and emails and phone calls get informal and inappropriate. I can’t count the times a former Tenant will use phrases like “you’re a thief; I am calling the state attorney, the house was a piece of shit when I moved in” and the list of unproductive comments goes on.
    2. Email, especially, opens up to quick and less formal responses. As a Landlord you want the process to be as deliberate as possible. You want to review their points for validity, and be able to make an appropriate response and sometimes a counter offer to their demands.
  2. The certified letter – When you receive this, either directly from the Tenant or their lawyer, then you know they mean business. This is the first step required in filing in small claims court, and usually represents the fact that the Tenant (or counsel) knows what they are doing and are taking a practical approach.
    1. Again, review the letter for valid arguments, point by point looking to ensure that common sense is applied. Often times a letter from an attorney will be verbose and quote a lot of “statutes.” However, simply listing a statute doesn’t tell the whole story as it relates to the deduction.
    2. Attorney’s constantly like to claim that the deductions are “inappropriate” due to the damages not being above normal wear and tear and then site the statue that a landlord cannot charge for normal wear and tear. However, they never get into the details of what specific damages constitute normal wear and tear or why the damages done by their client are not normal wear and tear.
  • Focus on their demand – Is the Tenant offering an alternative solution? Do they give you a reasonable time frame to respond?

Based on their specific arguments, tone and type of resolution requested by the Tenant, these will be the items you factor into your response.


Step 3 – Responding Appropriately

Now it’s time to formulate a response to the Tenant. Any demand for “immediate action” should be met with a letter stating that you need at least 14 business days to review the dispute, the evidence and provided an appropriate response.

  1. Don’t worry about going into detail with your response on each point. Provide a general, but sound, position as to why you disagree with RELEVANT arguments made by the Tenant.
  2. Include copies of receipts if you haven’t done so already.
  3. Request that the tenant send over any relevant evidence to support their claims
    1. Rarely do Tenants EVER include documentation when they submit a dispute. Pictures, evidence of receipts, etc… are almost never included with their demands.
    2. Put the onus on them to prove why you should even entertain their assertions.
  4. If necessary feel free to include copies of the Lease, Move-in Walk thru, Move-out Walk thru, and all invoices or violation notices. However, I would recommend not including pictures. You will get that opportunity when getting ready for court if you go that far. This is the trump card that you want to play close to the vest.
  5. Offer a settlement – unless you know you have an absolutely open and shut case and you have followed the letter of the law, you should always offer a “nuisance settlement” – basically a small amount of money to save all parties time and money. A lot of times just a few hundred dollars will be enough for both parties part ways.

The Tenant may file respond to your letter, in which you can continue to negotiate. The Tenant may not respond and simply go away (they will definitely not continue to spend money on a lawyer in most cases as they learn quickly that is just wasted money). And of course, the Tenant may file against you in small claims court.

As long as you as the Landlord understand that you have followed the deposit return standards, have all your receipts and documentation, you have everything you will need in court. In addition, usually both parties can continue to negotiate until the day in court arrives.

Learn More

This is a very basic guideline to handling deposit disputes. Though not overly complicated, there are many gray areas and a plethora of circumstances that may force you to address a deposit issue differently.

This is one of the most important aspects of owning a rental that an experienced property manager can handle for you. Imagine if you are out of stated and trying to handle this on your own? Is the time and energy really worth it? Not to mention unless you are an attorney, how often do you deal with this type of dispute?

Learn more about how to properly protect yourself and your investment property by contacting Goldenwest Management, Inc. Click on the link to visit our website or by calling (866) 545-5303 or visit each office:

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As a property management company that manages properties in Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego, we conduct Tenant move-outs all the time.

75% of the time, the Tenants leave the home in good condition and receive most if not all of their security deposit back.

15% of the time, the Tenants simply don’t take the time to clean or fix any minor damages in the home and they have 30-50% of their security deposit deducted in order to return the home to a rental condition.

10% of the time, Tenants do a lot of damage to the home. We are talking well above normal wear and tear.

In almost every occasion, the landlord is required to pay some money out of their own pocket, because a Tenant should never be responsible for basic, normal wear and tear repairs. After long term Tenants occupy your home property, it’s only natural that the property will need some sprucing. Every few years it’s a given that a home will need new floors, new paint, new window treatments, etc…

But often times, Tenants and Landlords vehemently disagree who is responsible for what repairs.

If a Tenant is not happy with how much money they receive from their deposit return, they sure will reach out to demand more.

This post will focus on what we, as a property management company, can suggest to Tenants in order to create the best chance of receiving MORE money after the initial deposit return:

Proper Communication

The number one issue we see from past Tenants is that they immediately call and email, usually making threats and demands that are simply over the top. The truth is that none of that will get you heard or in many instances even garner a response.

Start with some simple basics:

  • Send a certified, return receipt letter – In most leases, it clearly says who to address the letter to (the Landlord) and where to send it: care of the Property Management company at their place of business, or if you didn’t have a PM then to the Landlord’s mailing address on file. In addition, you can send a courtesy copy via email as well just to let them know that you have initiated the initial step in the dispute process.
  • Don’t make threats, it’s not necessary – Stick to the facts as it relates to the deposit return. There is no need to say how horrible you think they are, or that they are crooks and you are going to call the BBB, the attorney general, etc…simply focus on the deductions.
  • List the deductions and the evidence of why you are disputing them – The best letters usually have the deductions bullet pointed,
    • “House Cleaning - $200 – We had a copy of a professional cleaning receipt given to the manager at the time of the walk thru, see attached”
    • ex “Patch hole in living room - $100 – Notated on our move-in walk thru is a drywall hole, see attached”
  • Ask for specifics – Often times Landlords do not send copies of invoices with the deposit return, or the invoice is does not list specific repairs. You have every right to ask for clarification of “general maintenance” or for copies of invoices. Please note, that depending on the locale, Landlords are not required to turnover photographic evidence, until the discovery period during a legal suit…so if you ask for all photos of the walk thru, you may not get them.
  • Ask for a specific solution – Often times, Tenants say don’t mention a specific dollar amount they are looking to receive. Don’t forget to ask for the amount you believe should be returned to you.
  • Give an appropriate time frame for response – Often times, we see Tenants say, you have 48hrs to respond, or maybe 5 days. That is rarely a reasonable amount of time for evidence to be reviewed and a settlement decision to be reached…especially when a management company has to take all the documentation to the Landlord and wait for them to decide on how to proceed. We recommend asking for a response within 10 business days.
  • Provide a return address – An email or fax number will probably not get you any type of response. There is nothing wrong with providing a phone number or email, but you absolutely need to include an address where follow up correspondence can be sent. Especially if you are asking for copies of documents.

As a management company, we know that a Tenant means business (and often times has some valid points) when we receive this type of response to a deposit return. This means that we will fast track this person’s dispute so that we can formulate the appropriate response from the Landlord. FYI – if you want to pay the money to have an attorney write this same letter, go ahead, but I have never seen a Tenant awarded that money in court. And trust me, you can write the same letter, minus paying the $500+ dollars that an attorney will (and BTW they can’t represent you in small claims court anyway). Obviously if it is your situation is extremely complicated or involves a significant dollar amount, it might be a good idea to consult legal counsel. Just remember they don’t always add any value to the situation except including the statutes (which anyone can google) and some colorful lexicon.

Working with a response from the Landlord

  • What if I get a response that I don’t agree with – Sometimes you may receive a response from the Landlord or their agent that you don’t agree with.
    • You can forget about it (see above)
    • You can file in small claims court (see below)
    • Or you can attempt to settle the matter.
  • What if both sides are willing to settle - Often times both sides will use strong language, but will include an offer to settle. This is often a win-win, even though both parties rarely feel that way. Usually both parties have key points and evidence that look strong, so in the interest of saving time, money, emotional stress, and each side will “give a little” so that the matter can be resolved.
    • Usually there may be some back and forth, with the communication possibly switching to either phone or email. When dealing with reasonable people, certified letters are not needed.
    • When settlement is reached, often a document will be signed by all parties releasing any future liability, claims, and online bashing.
    • A check is usually delivered within (3) days and the matter is resolved.
  • What if I hear crickets – If you don’t get any type of response, then you have two options
    • Let it go…maybe you don’t have any pictures, copies of invoices or anything that can “prove” beyond a preponderance of certainty that you had money improperly with-held.
    • File in small claims court – You have already sent a “demand letter” so if you want to continue to pursue the matter, you can simply go down courthouse and file in small claims court.
    • Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of filing against the Management company or agent. Remember that in almost every lease and every state, the Management company or Agent is not the responsible party. They don’t have owner ship in the property and often can counter file against you, and be awarded a judgement, because you failed to follow appropriate procedures. Even worse, you may be forced to refile…meaning you have to start all over again and pay more court fees.

Notice the process: it doesn’t take an “all-out war” to get to each decision making step (for both parties). Sometimes the Manager, the Landlord, and the Tenant can realize there is common ground by simply partaking in the professional process (versus shutting down and not being reasonable when it is nothing more than a mud-slinging bout).

Filing in Small Claims Court

  • You have already sent a “demand letter” so if you want to continue to pursue the matter, you can simply go down courthouse and file in small claims court. File in the court that has jurisdiction in the area where you rented the property. The cost is roughly $45-$75 depending on the locale and the servicing requirements.
  • Even if you are supremely confident, small’s claims court is not like law and order.
    • If you don’t have the evidence properly organized, if you can’t present a strong case, if the judge doesn’t like your attire or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed…you could be fighting an uphill battle.
    • Unless you have been to small claims court a lot, you are stepping into an arena that you may not have a lot of experience in. The Landlord may have more experience, and the manager (who will be there as the Landlord’s key witness) has definitely been to more to several proceedings.
  • Avoid Common Mistakes – This can slow the process or even get you on the wrong side of a judgement.
    • Name the appropriate party. The Landlord’s name is usually listed on the lease. If you can’t find it, do a title records search.
    • Don’t file against the Management company. In almost every lease and every state, the Management company or Agent is not the responsible party. They don’t have owner ship in the property and don’t have the ability to negotiate claims without the Landlord’s authorization. In addition, the Management company will often counter file against you, and be awarded a judgement, because you failed to follow appropriate procedures. Even worse, you may be forced to refile…meaning you have to start all over again and pay more court fees.
    • Asking for money including plane tickets, mail, time and energy…the judge will not award this to you, and often times gets the judge to not look favorably on your other monetary claims.

Even after you file in small claims court, many locales require mandatory mediation. If there is open communication, many parties continue to work towards a settlement until the time the case is heard.

At Goldenwest Management, Inc. we understand that there are going to be disputes from time to time over security deposit returns. But we hope that all disputes can be resolved in a respectful manner, and if there are mistakes by Landlord or the Management company, this is the best way to get them fixed.

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One of the keys to success with owning rental property, especially in San Diego, is to have a good relationship with Tenants.

If tenant retention has been a problem for you in the past this article will provide you with seven tips you can use to improve the relationship with your tenants and keep them happy.

#1 – Start Your Relationship Right

From the very beginning you should be focusing on building a great relationship with your tenants. To do this you need to make sure you hand over a “turnkey” property.

  • Have the rental professionally cleaned, including the windows, sills, appliances, and carpets.
  • Don’t let minor repairs ruin a relationship. There may be the little things that you miss, but make sure lights are working, screens, smoke detectors, air filters are in good condition. Do the best to ensure there are no leaks or clogs in the drains.
  • Make sure all keys and remotes work and that if there are any parking passes or community keys/fobs, confirm that these are ready for your Tenant.

#2 – Stay Available To Your Tenants

One of the very best things you can do for all of your tenants is communication. You don’t need to be available 24-7 for everything, but responding within (1) day to most requests is important. Set the tone for the Tenant so they know what to expect. For emergencies, you definitely want to be able to respond within 1-2hrs max.

#3 – Don’t Surprise Your Tenants Unannounced

Remember that you do have to follow the law with your San Diego Tenants and this means that you have to give them an advance notice of at least 24 hours before you arrive to make repairs or inspect your rental property. This is the biggest issue because landlords often feel like they can inspect or even show up whenever. Don’t make this mistake or you can alienate your Tenant. A monthly drive by as well as one interior inspection every 4-6 months is about the most you can do.

#4 – Be Consistent

The rent is due on the first and is late on the 4th (or the 6th depending on your lease). Stick to your late fees and start the eviction process if rent is not received by the 6th. Do not bend for the sob story or you this behavior of not paying on time will continue. I have waived late fees in the past on a “one time” occurrence. But once we post the notice to pay or quit, that train doesn’t stop, no matter what, until the Tenant pays in full. Whatever you do, do not accept partial payment, you lose your leverage in eviction court if you do this. People scoff and say “that’s not reasonable” but when you have been doing this for as long as we have, you will realize that being consistent with rent and repairs is the most important thing you can do as a Landlord.

#5 – Resolve Problems Fast

If you own rental property in San Diego you should always resolve problems with tenants with the most reasonable solution. Don’t be so content to stick to the letter of the law, because the court doesn’t always give you that luxury. Be prepared to compromise on everything but the rent. If it’s a reasonable solution, than agree in writing and move forward. If the Tenant is a pest, then at lease renewal, they will be asked to move on…it’s a two way street, not always your way or the highway.

#6 – Reward Your Tenants

Last of all, but most important, don’t hesitate to reward your tenants if they pay their rent on time, or keep their rentals spotless, or do things to upgrade the home. Just paying the rent on time is not enough to make someone a good Tenant. We have many rude and vulgar Tenants who pay the rent on time and demand your home be perfect at all times at your expense. That’s not a good Tenant...

Remember it’s a relationship. For those Tenants who take care of your home and with whom you have a good working relationship, do not hesitate to give back. A yearly repair spree where you send in a handyman to make upgrades and improvements is a great thing. Professional carpet or house clean at no charge is another great reward. In addition, don’t be in such a hurry to raise the rent, or if you have to raise make only minimal increases. This is a relationship that needs to be a win-win for both sides.

Get Professional Help…Hire a Property Manager

For more information on easy things you can do to build the relationship with your San Diego Tenants, or to speak with us about San Diego Property Management, contact Goldenwest Management, Inc today by calling us at (858) 792-3442 or click here.


Do you own one or more rental properties and are thinking about hiring a Phoenix Property Manager?

In this post we will provide you with tips on how to choose the right property management company and what professional management of your rental can offer you.

Before choosing a property management company make sure you do the following:

  1. Check the background of the property management company.
  2. Confirm that they offer good customer service.
  3. Meet with the property management company personally to see if you will feel comfortable with them and confident that they are going to listen to you.

Some of the benefits you will enjoy from choosing a property management company include the following:

  • Peace of mind – You won’t have to be concerned about potential legal issues surrounding your property, and you can have confidence that your property will be rented by a professional who knows and understands every facet of the law.
  • Expert tenant screening – Another benefit of hiring a property management company is that you can have confidence that your tenants will be professionally screened and the most qualified occupants will be living in your Phoenix Rental Property.
  • Always occupied – It doesn’t matter if the economy is up or down, with a property management company working for you, you can have confidence that your rental property will always be occupied.
  • Your middleman – When you hire a Phoenix Property Management company you will enjoy the benefit of having us be the “middleman” between you and your tenants so if an issue should arise you can have confidence that it will be handled without you having any interaction with the tenants at your property.
  • Expert maintenance – Your property management company will also handle all maintenance for your rental property so you won’t have to worry about landscaping, plumbing, electrical or any of the general maintenance which property managers have to traditionally perform on their properties.

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You’re ready to get out there and buy your first San Diego rental property but, although you’re excited about earning cash flow from your rental it’s important to realize that there are other things you have to think about when you own rentals including the following.

It Involves More than Just Collecting Rent

Yes you will be collecting rent from your tenants but, owning rental properties isn’t always just about making money from your rental, it’s also about owning capital assets and or overseeing work which may need to be done at some point on your properties.

Establish a Budget

Although you may be earning X dollars from your San Diego Rental Property each month, make sure that your rental will cover Y because, if you’re not able to save at least 5 to 10 percent from your rental property each year you won’t be able to save enough money to afford the down payment on another property.

Selecting a Tenant

Whenever you rent to a tenant you should always remember to do background checks including credit, criminal, and rental history because, even though you may be tempted to “go with your gut” when it comes to renting to a tenant, they might have something to hide and background checks can save you thousands of dollars.

Be prepared for Repairs

Repairs happen, so select contractors before you actually need them.

When you get that “Saturday evening” phone call about the plumbing backed up, the AC not working or the roof leaking, make sure you have companies that you can trust in your roldex. If you wait to browse google to find the “first available” contractor, you will get hit hard in the pocket book…not too mention how do you know they are going to actually respond quickly and produce solid workmanship. Hint, hint, the cheapest is not always the best.

Choose the Right Documents

In this day and age it’s easy to get the documents we need over the Internet for almost anything but, before you rent to a tenant make sure that you choose the right documents because, you may have downloaded a lease online but it could be contains clauses that are invalid in state where you own rental property. In addition, you may not understand the consequences of the “boiler plate” language and you may find that you are not well protected, or in some cases less protected then the Tenant.

Get a Property Management Professional

One of the most important things you want to do when getting started is to hire a property management company like Golden West Management, Inc. because, we will save you the time, money and hassle of managing your property yourself plus you will be able to devote more time to growing your portfolio and making more money from Real Estate.

To learn more about our property management services contact us today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (858) 792-3442.

Evictions Process in Nevada

By Goldenwest Management

Las Vegas, NEVADA – Are you thinking about the Evictions Process in Clark County, Nevada for one or more of your Las Vegas rental properties?

The eviction process is one of the most complicated aspects of owning rental property, and the most common reason why property owners encounter difficulties with evictions is because they lack a real understanding of the reasons to evict a tenant and how to start the process.

Disclaimer – Goldenwest Management is not an eviction company, or attorney, we are a professional property management company with experience in managing properties in Arizona, Nevada and California.

Here are our tips on the eviction process and how you should approach eviction in the future.

What Are The Reasons To Evict A Tenant?

Some of the reasons to evict a tenant include the following:

  • Tenants not paying rent - Sadly, this is one of the most common problems that landlords face. Unfortunately, Landlords shoot themselves in the foot right away because they fail to inforce the rules for rent payment or they allow tenants to “slide” and pay their rent when it’s convenient for them to pay it. This includes accepting partial payments, paying without penalty even after the lease calls for fines, and waiting too long to start the filing process.
  • Using the rental property illegally – This includes using drugs on the property or distributing illegal drugs.
  • Failure to follow the lease rules and regulations – Often times, Landlords take this term to mean they can evict the Tenant for any slight break in the rules. This is not true…violating the rules must be to the point to cause potentially irreparable damage to the property as to include health and safety violations for the home and or the neighbors.

The Evictions Process

  1. No earlier than the 5th calendar day of the month, serve a (5) day notice to pay or quit. Must be served at the property (by a process server) or sent via proof of mail.
  2. After (5) business days, file the eviction paperwork in the appropriate Clark county court.
  3. Serve your tenant with the court filed eviction summons. Have this done by a process server.
  4. A court date is then provided. The court will notify you via mail, but the best way to follow your case is to follow your case number online at the court website.
  5. Show up with the lease and all records of appropriate service of the notices. Make sure you bring and correspondence from the Tenant (and or receipts for repairs) as often times Tenants will get into court and lob “grenades” that things are not fixed, etc…
  6. If the judge buys the basic premise that the Tenant should have paid rent and didn’t (he will give them an opportunity to pay at that time) then the eviction will be granted.
  7. If the Tenant is a no show the court will automatically grant the eviction.
  8. After a few business days (depending on the court order it could be as much as a two weeks around the holidays) you can contact the constable to have them serve a 24hr notice.
  9. After the 24hr notice, the constable will give you a time to meet at the property and they will remove the Tenant.
  10. You will be required to have a locksmith onsite to change the locks…if you don’t have a locksmith present, they will NOT grant the lockout.

What about late fees, court costs, and lost rent

The law reads one way, but based solely on experience, the judge will rarely grant you any extra money outside the rent and maybe the late fees (which if the late fees are exorbitant, the judge may waive those as well).

Obviously if you have to evict the Tenant for payment, you will then have to send the Tenant an itemized security deposit return, and can include lost rent, the fees awarded by the court, and the cost of the locksmith. Any property damage can also be included, but make sure you have solid documentation.

You can then deduct the total costs of monetary damages from the security deposit you have on file, and send the Tenant a “balance due letter.”

Collecting that balance due is a whole another matter. Consult an attorney or collection agency about the best ways to go after a former Tenant. Often times, you will hear, the juice is not worth the squeeze, but many times simply obtaining and filing a judgment is enough due to the fact that years down the line, the Tenant may want to make a purchase or clean up their credit (or rent another home) and find that they can’t do so until they pay off outstanding judgments.

This is a general process that GWM follows in Las Vegas every month when filing evictions. There are a million different scenarios where we may tweak the process to meet the specific situation. Consult an attorney for specific legal questions.

Learn More about how GWM can help you with problem Tenants.

For more information about our eviction process or property management services, contact Golden west Management, Inc. today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (702) 685-7696.


Director of Business Development

Location, Las Vegas, NV 89119

GoldenWest Management (GWM), a residential property management and sales firm with locations in Arizona, California, and Nevada is looking for an energetic and gifted sales person to help the company grow business in those respective regions.  Based out of Las Vegas, the Director of Business Development (DBD) will be responsible for the entire sales pipeline.  This position requires a person who has great verbal and written communication skills; time management skills; is comfortable soliciting both new property management and sales business; and is not afraid of taking the initiative in order to reach goals. The DBD will work with a wealth of leads - generated, drip, and formatted marketing campaign to grow the company’s portfolio of accounts on a month over month basis. Computer skills a must, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, and Outlook), including a basic familiarity with social media.

This position offers competitive pay ($42,000 to $54,000), including base pay, attainable bonuses and commissions, plus benefits that include health insurance, PTO, and transportation allowances.  



  • Excellent Communication Skills – Written and Verbal
  • Bachelor’s degree from a credited university
  • Sales experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Nevada Real Estate License (Good Standing) or willingness to acquire license
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Working vehicle transportation
  • Mobile telephone with email receiving capabilities and professional voicemail
  • Professional attire and appearance
  • Submit to criminal background and credit check as well as verification of references Conduct real estate activities in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes

Nice to Have

  • Working knowledge of social media tools including: Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Experience with CRM Tools (e.g., Salesforce)
  • In depth knowledge of the Las Vegas Real Estate market, and ability to learn the Phoenix and Southern California market.

To be considered for this position please email your resume and cover letter to