Governor Newsom – Stop Giving Away My Rental Income!

Dan:  Below is what I sent to our Governor, per your suggestion.  Lawrence Rubenstein The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA  95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Clearly, the Coronavirus pandemic is a serious situation. Sadly, our man-made response to it may well make it even worse. I own properties…

Governor Newsom – Stop Giving Away My Rental Income!

Dan:  Below is what I sent to our Governor, per your suggestion.  Lawrence Rubenstein   The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA  95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Clearly, the Coronavirus pandemic is a serious situation. Sadly, our man-made response to it may well make it even worse. I own…

Landlords and COVID-19 Challenges By- Jeffrey Taylor

The topic on top of the minds of many landlords is how the coronavirus is affecting rent payments. One landlord asked on our MrLandlord.com Q&A Forum: “Has anyone reached out to their local community services to see what rental assistance is available to the working poor who may be furloughed over the next few weeks?” One somewhat sarcastic response was:…

Seattle’s Rent Moratorium Would Hurt Renters and Landlords – and it’s Unconstitutional By-Ethan Blevins

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle City Council issued a resolution calling on state and federal government to “impose an immediate moratorium on residential and commercial rent payments … such that no Seattleite should be required to pay rent during this health emergency or accumulate debt for unpaid rent.” This extreme proposal goes…

Do Rent and Eviction Moratoriums Violate Landlords’ Constitutional Rights Under the Contract Clause? By-Gary Ganchrow

You might be surprised to learn that the U.S. and California Constitutions both contain clauses that unequivocally prohibit any law – whether state, local or administrative – from “impairing” contract rights between two parties. This clause is called the “Contract Clause,” and it is supposed to protect contract rights – including in private contracts –…

Legal Q & A By- Dennis Block

Question One: I own a duplex in Eagle Rock which is under Los Angeles Rent Control.  There is a problem tenant who causes verbal altercations with other tenants. He has yelled at me, slammed doors in my face, verbally abused my daughter and son-in-law, and the police have been called multiple times. He calls housing…

The “Big Lie” Behind COVID-19 – Part 2

A version of this article by Porter Stansberry first appeared on April 17, 2020 in The Stansberry Digest, published by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, an independent investment research firm.  You can visit them at www.stansberryresearch.com. Here’s a Prediction In a “bad year” for the flu, between 50,000 and 100,000 Americans die from the virus.…