Legal Q & A By- Richard Beckman

Question 1: I know someone asked this last month, but what is the latest status of the landlord’s right to require the tenant to pay rent or move out during the COVID 19 crisis? What about other grounds to terminate a tenancy? Answer 1: As discussed in last month’s response to that question, for all…

Letters to the Editor …

In a Nutshell … They missed talking about Soviet Monica-ism.  You have two cows. Your milk sales are priced controlled to less than it takes to feed them. You convert your cows into beef cattle. The city complains that there is a shortage of milk cows.                                     Rosario Perry

Governor Newsom – Stop Giving Away My Rental Income!

Dan:  Below is what I sent to our Governor, per your suggestion.  Lawrence Rubenstein The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA  95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Clearly, the Coronavirus pandemic is a serious situation. Sadly, our man-made response to it may well make it even worse. I own properties…

Governor Newsom – Stop Giving Away My Rental Income!

Dan:  Below is what I sent to our Governor, per your suggestion.  Lawrence Rubenstein   The Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA  95814 Dear Governor Newsom: Clearly, the Coronavirus pandemic is a serious situation. Sadly, our man-made response to it may well make it even worse. I own…

Landlords and COVID-19 Challenges By- Jeffrey Taylor

The topic on top of the minds of many landlords is how the coronavirus is affecting rent payments. One landlord asked on our MrLandlord.com Q&A Forum: “Has anyone reached out to their local community services to see what rental assistance is available to the working poor who may be furloughed over the next few weeks?” One somewhat sarcastic response was:…

Seattle’s Rent Moratorium Would Hurt Renters and Landlords – and it’s Unconstitutional By-Ethan Blevins

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seattle City Council issued a resolution calling on state and federal government to “impose an immediate moratorium on residential and commercial rent payments … such that no Seattleite should be required to pay rent during this health emergency or accumulate debt for unpaid rent.” This extreme proposal goes…