How You Can Generate More Income and More Housing While Meeting Your Retrofitting Requirements by David Tashroudian, and Helen Fower

If you have a soft story, multi-family property in California, you have most likely heard about seismic retrofitting by now. You may have either taken care of it already or will have to in the near future. Multiple cities throughout California, Northern and Southern, have developed mandatory ordinances requiring certain multi-family buildings with tuck-under parking…

Letters to the Editor …

Dear Dan:   I am a single family home owner and rented my home to a family last year. I found out during this shelter-in-place that my tenant does not live there and has listed all rooms on AirBNB individually. He has even modified the house to convert the living/family areas and garage into bedrooms to…

AB 3088 – COVID-19 TENANT RELIEF ACT OF 2020

Evictions Under the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act  Extends notice period from 3 to 15 days (not including weekends or holidays) to provide tenant additional time to either pay or provide declaration of hardship in response to landlord’s notice to pay rent or quit. Tenant cannot be evicted for nonpayment due to a COVID-19 related hardship…

Legal Q & A By-Franco Simone

Q: I am advertising my single-family residence for rent. I received an inquiry from an interested woman asking if I accept section 8 tenants. Can I refuse to rent to tenants that have section 8 vouchers? A: No, effective January 1, 2020, landlords with properties in the state of California cannot refuse to rent to…

Fire Extinguishers Reduce Risk & Liability by Jim Maxey

Fire Extinguishers are the first line of defense for your property against fire. They are most effectively utilized when they are readily available in sufficient numbers and have adequate extinguishing capacity.  Most building fires occur around laundry rooms, elevator/electrical rooms, parking areas, and kitchens.  If a fire occurs, remember to evacuate the building, sound the fire…