Landord Ordered to Pay Double Damages Over Security Deposit – By CD Publications

[Editor’s Note:  Landlord Law & Multi-Housing Report includes expert analysis of the latest legal developments in the rental housing sector as well as news about the multi-housing market, landlord-tenant relations and successful management strategies.  Rental housing laws vary from state to state and some may not be applicable to California; however, most cases contain valuable…

Something to Think About #6: Loans and Locations – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker, DRE: 0095710 MLO: 249261

LOANS                      Lenders are risk adverse and have long memories. By now they’ve pretty much learned that there are some places where they have more loan losses and some places where they have fewer. Loan losses are minimized in “preferred” areas where there is the expectation of continued high demand. That means that if (in lender’s…

Save Proposition 13! What Taxpayers Should Know About Brown’s Budget – By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

We’ve always thought it a bit odd how every January, when the Governor releases the proposed state budget for the following fiscal year, there is barely a drop of ink used by the main stream media about the impact to citizen taxpayers. Sure, as a spending document, the interests that receive government largesse – welfare,…

Tenants Booted For Daily ‘Babysitting’ Daughter’s Pooch – By CD Publications

[Editor’s Note:  Landlord Law & Multi-Housing Report includes expert analysis of the latest legal developments in the rental housing sector as well as news about the multi-housing market, landlord-tenant relations and successful management strategies.  Rental housing laws vary from state to state and some may not be applicable to California; however,

Letter to the Editor…

Rent Control Hurts Everyone Dear AOA: Peter Reitz, in his November 2012 article “Rent Control”, is quite right that rent control is an illegal taking of the landlord’s assets. Costs continue to rise, but the allowed rent doesn’t keep up with the costs. Suddenly the landlord is working for nothing. He may even be losing…

Housing Discrimination Case Costs Owners Over $10.5 Million Dollars! By Jo Becker

On June 25th, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its largest ever disability related settlement that also included the departments largest civil penalty in any Fair Housing Act (FHA) case.  The case was one that centered on the FHA’s disability protections and design and construction requirements and was settled for a record $10.5 million…