Inglewood Emergency Rent Control Ordinance

Effective immediately, Southern California City of Inglewood unanimously passed a measure that prevents landlords from: 1) Raising rents by more than 5% and; 2) Evicting tenants for any reasons other than criminal activity or drug use in the rental property. This is for a 45-day period, but they also have the option to extend it…

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1: Are the new Oakland Rent Control laws applicable to a condo that has been rented for the past 8-10 years that we need to sell, or raise the rent on. Where can we find the most up-to-date interpretation of this law as it applies to condo owners who have rented out their condos?

Letters to the Editor

Dear Dan: My husband and I visited the AOA-Long Beach AOA office for assistance. As Landlords, we met with Rebecca for help with our Small Claims lawsuit.  We want to inform you of how much we appreciate the help and time that Rebecca professionally extended to us. She spent a great deal of time with…

Something to Think About #78 – by Klarise Yahya

Continued from Part 77 . . . In Emily’s mind, apartment investments are by definition secure. Banks don’t lend $1 or $2 or $3 for every dollar of down payment the buyer contributes if the investment is risky. But, of course, not all apartments are equally secure. We’re using “secure” in the Buffett sense, meaning…

Fair Housing Laws Protecting Rights of LGBT Community Are Ever-Evolving By- Ellen Clark

In recent years, the LGBT community has earned additional rights under the law in many different contexts. From same-sex marriage recognition to restroom access corresponding to a person’s gender identity, the law is constantly evolving. The Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) does not specifically include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.  However, discrimination…

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: My property is under rent control in the City of Los Angeles. I understand that the City will allow a rent increase of 4% effective July 1, 2019. I have a rent increase that I can institute for April, 2019. If I raise the rent 3% in April, will I be able to…