Legal Q & A By – Franco Simone, Esq.

Question: I am a landlord and do not want to look for new tenants every year. How many years should I make my lease for? Answer: A lease can be beneficial or disastrous for a landlord. It is beneficial to keep a tenant for multiple years, so you do not lose time and rent trying…

How Millionaires Are Made by- Alexander Green

In a previous column, I discussed New York Times columnist Robert Frank’s book Success and Luck and his claim that there is no real meritocracy in this country. In his view, what best explains the difference between the economically successful and the economically unsuccessful – the so-called “haves” and “have-nots”- is not education, talent, skills,…

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

 Question 1: Are there any new landlord-tenant laws for 2019? Answer 1: Yes, and I should have gotten this question for the January magazine, but better late than never. There are several new state-wide laws affecting landlord tenant relations, but the one that may make the most impact is Assembly Bill No. 2343, which removes…

Legal Q &A by – Dennis Block

Question One: A downstairs tenant, John, bitterly complains about the upstairs tenant due to noise from above. In actuality, the upstairs tenant, Harold, is not doing anything out of the ordinary. John complains about simple television sounds and even if Harold is just walking in his unit. Lately, John has been banging on his ceiling…