Legal Q & A By-Dennis Block

Question One:  We have a tenant whose parking space is blocking the trash bin. Since the 80’s, there hasn’t been a problem with trash being picked up until now. He intentionally parks his car so that trash doesn’t get picked up, in hopes of getting a different space. There are no available spaces at this…

Letters to the Editor …

Dear Dan:   Hello – so far, I have only had one out of three tenants have a problem paying rent.  She is on a partial pay reduction, but she was unable to pay half of her April rent.  I have a one and one half month security deposit.  She is cooperative and her place is…

DID YOU KNOW By-Dennis Block

Access to the Premises Although Civil Code 1954 allows a landlord to access a unit for specified reasons, that access can be properly denied by a tenant during this pandemic. While a landlord can always enter the unit during an emergency, this is not the case for other reasons. For example, the tenant would be…

Landlords Are Frustrated! The below letter was sent to the Daily Journal By- Attorney Michael Millman

Dear Friends: Thank you for your articles.  Let’s start at the beginning.   The overwhelming, vast majority of apartment owners are small family-owned groups.  Yes, the true “mom and pop” owners.  Elena Popp, who has run the Eviction Network Service for 20 years or longer, was attempting to defend tenants and losing in those jurisdictions wherein…

It’s Not Us vs. Them By- David Crown

In this time of uncertainty and struggle, amid danger and misinformation, the last thing we should do is assume the worst about each other. Crises like the current pandemic inevitably divide people to some extent (and this one divides us physically from one another), but when we rigidly refuse to give the benefit of the…