Legal Q & A By: Franco Simone

Definitions Used in This Article: Assistance animal is a term used to describe both 1) a service animal and 2) a support animal also known as an emotional support animal. Service animal is defined by the American Disability Association (ADA) as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the…

Legal Q & A By-Richard Beckman

Question 1: I have a tenant in a Lake County single family residence who is not paying rent. Moreover, the County has posted a notice of abatement citing accumulated household trash and other issues that are causing a health and safety issue. The abatement orders were issued 7/28/20.  My understanding of the COVID-19 moratorium is…

Reminder About the Balcony Inspection Bill By- Jim Schlagel

On September 17, 2018 California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 721 – “The Balcony Inspection Bill”. The bill arose in response to the tragic deaths of six UC Berkeley students in 2015 at a downtown apartment complex due to the collapse of a balcony. Owners of multifamily apartment buildings with three or more…

Landlord to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit By- the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

[A landlord] violated the Washington eviction moratorium by threatening tenants and starting to evict 14 of them, and will pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit, according to a release from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. A Nevada corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, will pay almost $300,000 directly to tenants in the form of refunds, payments…

Something to Think About #95: Information, Not Advice – Part 15 The Effect of Long Term Inflation on Real Estate: Part 3 By- Klarise Yahya

Continued . . .  In the mid 1600’s the Dutch Republic was beginning its climb to global power. The Dutch traders, having a monopoly of trade with Japan and the East Indies, had become the middlemen between European nations and the Far East. For a period, Amsterdam’s population was doubling every 20 years (an annual…