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: I think I saw an update to the Oakland rent registry rules that extended the deadline to register my units. Is that true? And does that registration rule apply to units…

Addressing High Apartment Vacancy Rates: Causes and Solutions By Cliff Hockley

Several factors contribute to the challenge of renting apartments, and property owners and managers must identify and address these issues strategically. Here are some key reasons why apartments may remain unrented.  Seasonality – The rental market often experiences slower activity from late October through February each year. High Rent Expectations – Setting rent too high…

Final Year of SB-721 Compliance for Building Owners – Beware! Deceptive Practices Undermine Balcony Law Inspection Requirements By Jared Duke

Increasingly, over the previous few years, since the statewide Senate Bill requiring building owners to perform structural inspections of their exterior elevated elements was introduced, California balcony inspections have become a critical aspect of building ownership, ensuring safety and compliance with regulations. However, some concerning issues have emerged – many inspections are being conducted and…

Legal Q & A Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block.   Question One: My property insurance policy is not going to be renewed because the tenants use the outside of the unit for storage of their property. The place looks very cluttered. The…

7 Legal Myths You and Your Advisors May Believe By Dale West, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection

7 Legal Myths You and Your Advisors May Believe By Dale West, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection   There are many financial and legal myths that circulate through society. A belief in these myths may result in serious problems. In a commencement address at Yale University, President John F. Kennedy taught, “The great…