Q: My tenant is two months behind on his rent, he told me if I try to evict him he will file bankruptcy to stop the eviction, can he do that? A: Yes, but only for
Question 1: When I have many rental applicants for a unit, I will select one as the primary ‘winner’ of the unit, but let at least two to three others know they are acceptable but are on a wait list. In those circumstances, I would like to
Owning rental properties that produce income is without question a very profitable and worthwhile achievement. Most folks, who buy properties and stick with it, end up a whole lot richer than those who
In an October 2010 Digest, we cited new Social Security statistics and characterized recipients as “on the dole.” Our feedback was inundated with angry e-mails. We published many of them over the next two days… Then on October 21, Porter responded in his Friday Digest with the following discussion of how Social Security’s
The next generation of renters is equipped with more access to information than ever before. Recent survey data published by ForRent.com, sister site of Homes.com, sheds light on what renters are looking for and the methods they’re using to find it. With more than 8,000 responses, the month-long survey revealed
Question One: We are thinking of re-piping our building. I know that this will be a capital improvement. Is there a way of passing this cost to my tenants? I have a rent controlled building in the City ofLos Angeles.
Hello everybody. When negotiating purchase agreements of for very large apartment complexes or transactions including a single sale of multiple apartment buildings, buyers and sellers (or their brokers) often start out exchanging
Proposition 13 was an amendment to the California Constitution (embodied in Article 13A) by means of the initiative process and approved overwhelmingly by California voters on
Congratulations on your rental property purchase and welcome to the housing providing business inLos Angeles! This article serves as a guide for rental property owners in the city ofLos Angelesand its purpose is to make your job easier, more profitable and to keep you out of courts or
Dear AOA: [The below letter was sent to Supervisor Antonovich.] Dear Mr. Antonovich: Landlords need your help! This letter is to inform you that BASTA, INC. [a non-profit organization that specializes in tenants’ rights] is intimidating, unethical and disrespectful of the court and their actions must not be allowed by the court.