Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: Any updates on the state of the courts and unlawful detainers for lease breaches other than non-payment of rent? Answer 1:  As has previously been discussed in this column, the state law passed in January known as SB 91 provides the comprehensive procedure and rules regarding nonpayment of rent cases through, at this…

Cash for Keys By Mercedes Shaffer

I was recently on a road trip with my family up the California coast enjoying a much-needed change of scenery since all my vacation plans have been cancelled for the past year due to COVID-19.  We travelled from town-to-town and booked all of our hotels ahead of time so that we could be assured that…

Did You Know? by Dennis Block

SHOULD YOU ACCEPT RENTAL ASSISTANCE?   Many landlords are faced with staggering losses of rent due to the pandemic. My clients have indicated that many of their tenants owe in excess of $20,000. Under a newly enacted statute, SB 91, landlords and tenants are allowed to apply for rental assistance due to the pandemic. The website…