Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: I have a duplex in Oakland with an illegal unit (garage conversion), with a tenant on a lease from August 2016 to August 2017. The tenant reported to city and city requested me to take down the unit. If I ask the tenant to move, besides a relocation fee do I pay him…

Laundry Leases – Be Careful!!! – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  For decades I have cautioned members of the Apartment Owners Association about two insidious provisions that frequently appear in laundry leases. One of them is the automatic renewal clause.  The other is the “Right of First Refusal” clause. This month I will discuss both of them in the context of a long term…