California Continues to Trample Property Owners’ Rights

The below two cases have been filed by Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) on behalf of property owners. Government Can’t Force Tenants for Life Mr. Pakdel is a small business owner in Ohio. In 2009 he bought what’s known as a “tenancy in common” (TIC) apartment in San Francisco and leased it to a residential tenant.…

A Vacant Property is a Problem Property By – Bill Biko

When you have a vacant property, you have multiple problems. You’re losing income You’re paying out of your pocket to support the property You insurance may go up if it’s vacant more than 30-60 days (did you realize you often need to report extended vacancies to your insurance company or your insurance is void?) No…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1:  Can I require my tenant to professionally clean the carpets before they leave or can I have it done after they leave and deduct the cost from their deposit? Answer 1:  The tenant has a duty to return the unit to its state or condition when first rented (normal wear and tear excepted),…