Landlord, Property Managers Bullied and Harassed Over Rent Increases!

The below article was written by John Triplett, a writer for the Rental Housing Journal. Tensions are rising between landlords and property managers, and tenant activists. Landlords and managers have been bullied over rent increases. And they face unpleasant demonstrations from activists as Portland struggles with a shortage of housing and rapidly rising rents. A…

New Arbitration Law: 2018 Update – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  I am sorry to report that on April 30, 2018, the California Court of Appeal issued a really bad ruling regarding arbitration insofar as it will affect landlords.  The decision provides a strong basis by which a claimant, including a residential tenant, can avoid enforcement of a binding arbitration provision in a lease…

Did You Know?

No Forwarding Address If a tenant vacates a unit and fails to give you a forwarding address, you are still required to do a security itemization within 21 days from the vacate date. If you do not have a work address, you should mail the itemization to the last known address, which would be that…

More Trash on Trash – Letter to Mayor Garcetti – by Kadhim Alhilly

Dear Mayor Eric Garcetti: I’m reaching out to you for any assistance you can provide in improving the relationship between garbage collection companies and Los Angeles property owners.  The Apartment Association of California, (AOA), has reached out to them to resolve these issues; however, it seems the garbage collection companies are taking advantage on their…

Administrative Corruption in a Free Society – by James S. Burling

The regulatory state began last century during the New Deal, inspired by earlier Progressives who believed that individualism, capitalism and the Constitution were obstacles to prosperity. They imagined a future in which government “experts”, (i.e., administrative agency bureaucrats), would lead and control the economy, subordination economic freedom and private property rights to what they perceive…

Letters to the Editor…

TRADE SHOW WAS SPECTACULAR! Dear Dan: Thank you so much for putting on such a spectacular event. The information was phenomenal, and your speakers were out of this world. They were so giving and generous with their time and knowledge; it’s unbelievable that AOA puts on this event for free. The education I received was…