Fair Housing – Landlord Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination By Brad Kraus, Esq.

Increased indoor time in coming winter months can lead to more tenant-on-tenant discrimination and is landlord liability an issue? Winter is almost upon us, which means many people will be indoors more often than not. Unfortunately, that increased indoor time can mean more tenant-on-tenant disputes. While seasoned landlords are no strangers to handling such situations,…

Maximize Your Multifamily Property’s NOI with Utility Billing Best Practices in 2024 By Livable

Utility cost recovery is critical to maximizing a multifamily property’s NOI. Non-payments (and late payments) impact cash flow and the homeowner or property manager’s ability to properly budget.  Of course, a number of factors impact utility cost recovery. But (arguably) the most important – resident billing itself – is too often overlooked. Why does billing…

What’s Happening in Real Estate By Lloyd Segal, President of the Los Angeles County Real Estate Investors Association

L.A. City Council Approves Rent Hikes   Landlords, you can breathe again. After a lengthy discussion, the Los Angeles City Council approved rent increases on rent-stabilized units to 4% (or up to 6% if landlords cover gas and electric costs). Council members voted 10-2 last Tuesday night to move forward on the proposal, meant to limit…

Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman.   Question 1: My Oakland unit is listed as having a washer and dryer. Can I have the tenants pay for any repairs that may occur to the washer/dryer in the future? Answer 1:…

How Will SB 567 Affect You? by AOA

This law tightens up the requirements for a landlord to terminate a tenancy under the Tenant Protection Act (i.e., California statewide rent cap and just cause eviction law) for no-fault evictions based upon owner move-in or substantial remodeling.  SB 567 also adds damages, penalties, attorney fees and enforcement mechanisms for violations. (Effective April 1, 2024). …