Pandemic Pricing is Over, As Rents Rise Rapidly in Most Areas By The Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

Pandemic pricing is officially over, as rent growth has now been outpacing prior-year averages for several months, according to the latest report from Apartment List. “The national median rent has now officially surpassed the level where we expect it would have been if the pandemic had never happened,” wrote housing economists Chris Salviati, Igor Popov, and…

The Anti-Tenant Harassment Ordinance and the War on Property Owners! (Anonymous Submitted contribution)

The City of Los Angeles is poised to enact a so-called “anti-tenant harassment” ordinance which would prospectively criminalize aspects of residential income property ownership in that: Any attempt to contact a resident regarding delinquent rent could be construed as “harassment” under the ordinance – (unconstitutionally ambiguous). A property owner could be subject to criminal prosecution…

Did You Know By Dennis Block

Eviction Moratorium Extended Assembly Bill 832 has now extended the State of California’s moratorium through September 30, 2021. Based on how the law is drafted, I am confident that this will be the last extension. As such, all tenants should be required to pay rent for the month of October 2021. If rent is not…

Legal Q & A By Franco Simone

In this article, the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 may be referred to as California Rent Control or the Act. The Act passed into law in 2019, which implemented statewide just-cause termination requirements and rent increase caps for many rental properties. Q: I own two condominiums in San Diego County and a friend recently mentioned…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: As always, any updates on the state of the courts and unlawful detainers? Answer 1:  As most readers will know, California again updated its comprehensive state law directed at protecting tenants from eviction for non-payment of rent. Originally passed as AB 3088 in August 2020, updated by SB 91 in January, AB 832…