Trash: A Dirty Topic by Gary Smith

2020 was anything but ordinary, and trash has probably been the last thing on your mind.  In the midst of elections and pandemics, who had time for that anyway? But the trash isn’t going to take out itself (we mean that literally), so let’s start a conversation.   Are you living on a property that is…

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…