S& L Realty has been managing San Francisco rental properties for over 40 years and specializes in rent controlled multi-family buildings of 4 to 40 units.  We currently manage approximately 350 units in the city and are looking to add to our growing unit count.  We offer   comprehensive management, leasing and maintenance service that ensure a superior maintenance standard for our owner clientele and the safety/satisfaction of our residents.

Managing rental property in San Francisco requires staying current with the ever-changing political and legislative climate that affects the landlord-tenant relationship and the dynamics of Rent Ordinance. We are active and participatory members of the San Francisco Apartment Association, California Apartment Association and San Francisco Board of Realtors. Our industry affiliations ensure that we are updated on current local and state legislation affecting our industry   often before changes are implemented.


Property Management

  • Collection of rents, deposits, service of legal notices, routine tenant relations and correspondence, annual rent increases, security deposit interest calculation, move in/out inspections

  • Receivables/payables management payment of all invoices, property taxes, insurance, business registration(s) and debt service

  • Monthly/annual profit and loss reports and bank account reconciliation

  • Annual certifications: Fire alarm, extinguishers, standpipe, boiler, elevator, sprinklers, 604 Inspection coordination and compliance

  • Coordination of property maintenance and repairs, building code compliance, housing inspection issues and capital improvement project oversite


  • Unit Marketing: prepare unit for rental, including recommendations for unit improvements, advertising and showing of units

  • Applicant Processing: Review and process applications, verification of all references including credit check, eviction (UD) records, current employment/income and previous landlord reference

  • Disclosures and Prevention: Service of all current disclosures to new tenants, digital photographs of unit and appliances prior to move-in

  • Lease preparation using the current year version of the SFAA lease agreement
  • Minor to Major Remodeling: Permit issuance, design and work coordination, and supervision of all subcontractors. We carry workman’s comp account and bill separately for this service that falls under the S&L Maintenance Company

If you are interested in finding out more about our property management services, please contact Robert Link here. Tell us a something about your building, including number of units, unit mix, vacancy rate, location and gross annual rent. A representative from S & L Realty will contact you to discuss your building management needs.