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Livermore Landlord Liability and Risk Management

It’s easy to get sued. It’s painful to be involved in a tenant dispute.

It’s scary to make a security deposit error.

This is California, which is known for its tenant protections and strict rental laws. It’s easy to make an expensive mistake, and renting out a Livermore property is riskier than ever.

At APMS, we mitigate your risk and protect you from liability.

Risk Management.

You hire a Livermore property management company so you can worry less.

That’s the kind of peace of mind we provide at Advantage Property Management Services. You don’t have to negotiate with tenants, because that’s our job. You don’t have to keep up with rental laws because we already know them.

You don’t have to worry. We’re here to manage your risk by following the laws, putting the necessary protections in place, and keeping you compliant.


Vacancy is a risk to your cash flow and your return on investment (ROI). It leaves your property vulnerable. With an in-house leasing department, we mitigate this risk by renting homes quickly and to good renters.

Strict Screening

Bad tenants are bad risks. Our five-point screening process ensures your investment is occupied with only qualified residents.

Fair Housing

Our marketing, screening, and leasing processes are compliant with state and federal fair housing laws.

Pets and Service Animals

We screen pets strictly. We understand how the law treats service and support animals. We provide accommodation and accountability.

Renters are Partners

There’s less risk to your property when your residents are educated on how things work and what’s needed. We provide videos, training, and support throughout their tenancy.

Strong Leases

Your name isn’t on the lease agreement, protecting you from any tenant contact that may lead to liability. Residents come through us for anything they need before, after, and during the tenancy.

Security Deposit

Wear and tear or damage? We handle the entire security deposit process, and it’s carefully documented.

Eviction Risk

Evictions are rare. But, if they’re necessary, we’re prepared. We understand the court process and we have our own process in place to manage the paperwork and the filings.


Effective Livermore Property Management Leads to Less Liability

Do you feel like you’re at risk as an investor? You don’t need to feel that way. Mistakes are common, even for experienced landlords. Working with APMS, you’re less vulnerable. We know the laws in California. We have the top-notch experience managing investment properties that minimizes your risk of lawsuits and claims.


Property and Liability Insurance

Insurance protects your investment and helps you put the pieces back together if there’s ever an emergency. We’ll talk about your coverage and we’ll also talk about the importance of requiring renter’s insurance from your residents. Insurance protects you, your tenants, and your property.


Protecting Your Property from Damage

No one wants to walk in and find a trashed rental property after your renters move out. You need accountability and presence. Our solid tenant relationships, annual safety inspections, and lease enforcement ensure your property won’t be damaged beyond normal wear and tear and your renter’s security deposit.


Legal Advice

What happens if you have to go to court? If you work with us, you’re covered. Whether it’s a security deposit dispute in small claims court, an eviction hearing in front of a judge, or a fair housing complaint, you need to be sure your Livermore property managers have the legal resources to defend you and your investment. The attorneys we partner with offer discounted rates that we pass on to our owners.


“I did a lot of research on property management teams and finally selected Advantage Property Management Services (APMS). It’s important to me that the management team focus on tenants, keep current with state and local laws, an expert in the real estate market and leverage technology to improve efficiencies. APMS is all of that and more.”

– Emily N.


Risk Management

Every investment carries a certain amount of risk, and rental property investments are riskier than ever.

We use experience, professional partnerships, and our ongoing education to mitigate that risk and reduce your liability. We keep you and your property safe with effective, consistent systems and processes that protect you. Your name is not on the lease. You don’t choose the tenants. You don’t push back when security deposit disputes pop up. We handle all of it for you.

Don’t Settle for Anything Less.


Low-Risk Renters

Strict tenant screening ensures you’re getting residents who pay on time and take care of your property.

Safety Surveys

With safety surveys, drive-by inspections, and good renter relationships, your property is protected, safe, and ready to rent.

Stronger Leases

Customized lease agreements that are legally compliant in California protect you from surprise claims.


Zero Evictions

We’ve never had to evict a tenant placed by APMS for nonpayment of rent. It never gets to that point when we manage your home.

Preventing Damage

The tenants we place will take care of your property. They know what we expect and they follow the terms of the lease.



You know what we know when you work with APMS. Everything is updated on your owner portal, including financial statements and accounting reports.


Livermore Tenant Management

Most disputes begin with renters who don’t understand their responsibilities. We avoid this miscommunication by managing renter relationships proactively.


Risk-Free Property Management

Partnering with APMS means not having to worry. Our in-house leasing and maintenance department reduces any of the fear that often comes with owning rental property in Livermore.

Let’s Get Started

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Advantage Property Management Services, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties and our process for protecting you from risk and liability.

Get In Touch with Us

We are expert providers of Alameda & Contra Costa County property management, and local investors have trusted us for years.

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APMS Is The Tri-Valley’s Highest Rated Property Management Company

4.9 /5
169 Reviews

Jan 15, 2023
Google Govardhan
They continue to provide outstanding service on our rental property for the last five years Yet another year has passed and we are sill very happy with he outstanding service you provide I believe this is our fifth year with Advantage Property Management services, and we are happy as before with their outstanding service. Still continue to be happy with the service we receive from Advantage Property Management.
Business Owner replied on Dec 20, 2017:
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to working with you for many years in the future.
Jan 12, 2023
Portal is very efficient
Jan 12, 2023
Entire experience thus far has been professional & efficient! Cannot say enough great things.
Jan 12, 2023
Google Melissa
We’ve been long time renters but never had any experience renting through a property management company. Harrison was fantastic! Prompt in responses & welcoming from the moment we inquired. We’ve been at our location for about a month & the quick fixes we needed were handled within 24 hours. Great experience thus far!
Dec 28, 2022
Google Lois
Fernando is always the one to call me back , follow up and ensure things have been taken care of for us to our little place we call home . Thank you Fernando
Dec 24, 2022
Advantage PMS folks are extremely easy to work with and on it … common sense and good communication goes a long way … Thank you!!!
Dec 23, 2022
Google Adriana
This is truly what I’d call five-star service. I was assisted by Fernando today & was treated like a friend. I knew he would do everything in his power to resolve our maintenance issue & he did!! He even followed up after our maintenance service to make sure everything went well. Thanks, Fernando!
Dec 22, 2022
Google Craig
Advantage Property Management have been professional and pleasant to deal with, Fernando our property manager has been responsive, professional and pro active in resolving any maintenance issues we've had!
Dec 20, 2022
Application process is fair. Service requests and inquiries are handled promptly.
Dec 19, 2022
Google Jocelyne
Fernando is the go-to guy! Everytime something needs to be done he makes sure it gets done and with a great attitude! Always helpful and attentive. The definition of "Where there is a will there is a way." Thank you so much for all that you do!
Dec 19, 2022
Google Annette
Fernando has excellent follow through and gets back to me in a timely manner with professionalism and a sense of urgency. The repairs that were performed today at my place were done quickly and professionally in the expected amount of time!
Dec 18, 2022
Google Kristina
We’ve only had a short experience with APM so far but it has been very positive! Fernando has been prompt, communicative and fast in getting all our issues addressed, which has made our lives so much easier!
Dec 16, 2022
Google Kelsy
Had a great experience with Fernando and team. Efficient, friendly, and super professional.
Dec 12, 2022
Google Mike
Fernando is amazing! quick to respond, and made sure everything was taking care of!
Dec 6, 2022
Google Kelsie
We recently moved into a unit managed by APMS and are happy. Fernando has been the most incredible person to work with and we cannot thank him enough!!! We have not had much exposure to the other team members but if they're anything like Fernando they'll be AMAZING!
Dec 4, 2022
Google Cheryl
I have lived at the Hayes Avenue apartments in Livermore for three years. I continue to feel at home here with good neighbors, clean, pleasant grounds, & a cozy apartment. Management continues to keep my apartment & issues on the grounds taken care of. I could not be happier!
Business Owner replied on Nov 20, 2020:
Thanks for the kind words, Cheryl! The entire Advantage Property Management Team works hard to ensure we provide the best housing experience possible. It's great to hear that you appreciate it. It means the world to our team.
Dec 3, 2022
Google Mike
Extremely prompt maintenance responses. Always a pleasure working with Fernando as well.
Nov 30, 2022
Google Luis
I have dealt with Advantage Properties over the last 6 years. They provide a professional and capable service. In particular over the last year or so I have been directly interacting with Fernando Castro who is their maintenance coordinator. His ensures that all service requests are handled in a timely manner using capable service providers, while maintaining effective communications. His performance is outstanding and he takes pride in ensuring the job gets properly done. He is a gem when it comes to customer service.
Nov 28, 2022
Google Samir
My experience so far as a renter with APMS has been good. Fernando (5/5) has always gone above and beyond to help us out with maintenance issues around the house - we have rented for years and he is THE BEST staff member I've ever come across. I have had limited experiences with other members of team members has been good not great (3.5/5).
Nov 21, 2022
Advantage Property Management Services has been great to work with! They are very easy to communicate with and very responsive!