Legal Q & A By- Richard Beckman

Question 1: Can I apply the tenant’s security deposit to rent that is not being paid during the Covid 19 crisis? If so, can I then require the tenant to replenish the deposit? Answer 1: The short answers are, probably, and probably not. I have a feeling I will be prefacing nearly every answer for…

Prop 13 Opponents Turn in Their Signatures By- Jon Coupal

With great fanfare, the proponents of an initiative to raise property taxes in California by $12 billion a year announced they had turned in over 1.7 million signatures to qualify the measure. Their press release was headlined “Schools and Communities First make history with most ever signatures submitted.”

Letters to the Editor…

Dear Dan: While nobody wants to see anyone that is truly impacted by the virus put out on the streets, the entire burden for keeping the public housed cannot be forced upon the backs of individual citizens. Housing is an essential service.  Who else is forced to provide an essential service for free?  Nurses, grocery…