Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question: Did the new statewide rent control law I’ve been hearing about take effect? Answer: AB 1482 – the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – has been passed by the California legislature and is in front of Governor Newsom for his anticipated signature. Absent his veto, which is by all accounts extremely unlikely, AB 1482…

Another Crazy Idea to Punish Housing Providers!

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Paul Koretz and David Ryu are all backing a plan for an “empty-home penalty” or “vacancy tax”.  This is another disastrous idea that is spreading throughout the whole state.   They seem to think that this is “an important tool for addressing one of the root causes…

DID YOU KNOW – Dennis Block

 California’s attempt at stabilizing the rental market with the passage of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 will soon prove to be a failure of epic proportions. Proponents of this bill argue that rent control is needed to maintain some degree of affordability in high-price areas, but they couldn’t be more wrong. What California really…

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant that is on a one year lease. Without notice, he vacated halfway through the lease term. At the same time, I had another tenant who properly vacated at the end of her lease. I understand that the man who left will be responsible for the remaining portion of the…