Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

Question One: I had a tenant sign a one-year lease which will expire on Feb. 28, 2018. On Dec. 15, 2017, he served me with a 30 day notice that he would be vacating as of Jan. 15, 2018. I have since leased the unit, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Is my original tenant liable for…

Letter Sent to the Mayor on the Trash Monopoly

January 12, 2018 Mayor Eric Garcetti City Hall 200 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA  90012 Mayor Garcetti: Enclosed is the January issue of the Apartment Owners Association News.  Over 100,000 copies are mailed out each month to housing providers and other businesses.  As you can see by the cover, this new trash contract has…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: An existing tenant had a dish antenna installed several years ago on the roof. The building’s roof will soon be replaced (repaired) which will require the antenna’s removal. Who is responsible for the cost to re-install (re-calibration fee) the antenna?

Letters to the Editor

Dear Dan: We are so pleased to be members of AOA – attending seminars, going to the Convention Center in Long Beach and utilizing the web site. This morning, for the first time, (I am pretty old-school!), I used the online forms to give a 60-day notice for a rent increase. Thank you!  It was…