Legal Q & A By-Franco Simone

  Q: Another landlord I know told me that my rental property is exempt from California rent control known as the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. What types of rental properties are exempt from rent control?

Legal Q & A By-Dennis Block

Question One: I recently purchased a house at a foreclosure sale. The previous owner refuses to talk to me and states he will not be vacating the house. He told me that I would be arrested as a trespasser if I came back to the house. How can this be since I am the owner…

COVID-19 – Eviction Lawsuits Proceed in California Despite Relief for Some Tenants By-CalMatters

The wheels of the eviction process are still turning in many parts of the state, and renters remain subject to ejection for many reasons. Questions are emerging about how to handle cases not related to the pandemic. Pandemic or no pandemic, landlords’ attorney Dennis Block is still trying to evict renters. As public health authorities advise Californians…

How the New State ADU Law Affects Apartment Owners By-Sheri Swist

Apartment owners may not think of Alternative Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly known as “granny flats,” as being applicable to their multi-family structures.  Previously, ADUs were only considered additional living quarters on lots that have a single-family home, such as guest houses or garage conversions. They often had restrictive and burdensome requirements such as an owner…