Vote NO on Measure EE!

If you own or rent an apartment, office, commercial, or industrial space in an area of Los Angeles County that is serviced by the Los Angeles Unified School District, you must read this. It does not matter if you are an owner or renter, as a result your property taxes and/or your rent will be…

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1:  I have a question regarding getting additional security deposit from a tenant in a rent controlled Oakland apartment. Tenant has been in building in Oakland for 20 years. Security deposit is currently $725.00. Current rent is $1,277.00. Would like to increase security deposit to $1300. Can I do so? What form do I…

Do you want a utility company monopoly?

Dear AOA Members – I am writing to inform you about an important proceeding underway at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could impact 90 percent of property owners in Southern California, including apartment owners. On the heels of soft-story retrofits, new solar requirements, and a proposed new parcel tax in Los Angeles (please…

The Abuse of the Trash Monopoly Continues! By – Victor Bardack

Two and one-half years ago, despite overwhelming property owner opposition, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his City Council abandoned a system of trash collection by competitive bidding and instituted a trash monopoly system where trash corporations were awarded monopolies for specific areas. The trash corporations assured the Mayor and the Council that these monopolies would lead…