There is a disturbing trend where unscrupulous law firms are enlisting tenants to bring forth legal actions against landlords. These lawsuits are based on deficiencies with the buildings, which give rise to huge damage and attorney fee awards against owners and management companies.
Q: I have a tenant who moved into his rental unit last month. I included a provision in his lease that prohibits smoking in his unit. Now, his neighbors are complaining that cigarette smoke from his unit is seeping through their walls. When I approached the tenant he told me that he has the right…
As the California Legislature reconvenes, Californians will hear two decidedly different messages from both politicians and political pundits about the “state of the state.” Governor Brown will surely tout the “California comeback” and argue that the state is in much better fiscal health than just a couple
Wall Street JournalSurvey of 63 Economic Forecasters The WSJ just completed its March survey of over 60 economic forecasters, and the results were a bit disappointing. The forecasters, on average, expect the surging U.S. dollar and global weakness elsewhere will keep the economy slightly below 3% growth for all of 2015.