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If a landlord hires a resident manager to manage his rental property and the employee lives on site, the manager is not required to be licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.
However, if a landlord hires a person to manage the rental property and the employee lives off site, the manager must be licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.
Department of Real Estate
Sacramento, CA 95818-2500
(916) 227-0864 (enforcement division)
(916) 227-0863 (Fax to enforcement)
(916) 227-0931 (licensing information)
(916) 227-0925 (Fax to licensing)
See also: Real Estate (California Department of)
Other referrals: Landlord/Tenant