Legal Q & A By – Franco Simone, Esq.

Q: I rent a residential unit to a tenant on an oral agreement. The rent is due on the 1st of every month. The tenant keeps paying late and I want to charge him late fees. Can I do this? A: No, you cannot charge a late fee without a proper late fee provision in…

Letters to the Editor by – Victor Barback

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S MONOPOLY! Dear  Councilperson Kortez, Reina Pereira, Wendy Bruget, Amanda Mejia: We met with Councilman Koretz in his office on February 7th, 2019.  You were all present for our meeting and discussion. Among other issues we spoke about the unjustified extra fees for over-fill and overweight charges.  The Athens Company admitted that they didn’t have scales…

The Tenant from Hell By Zachary Lawrence JD

Pacific Heights is a 1990 American thriller movie starring actors Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine and Michael Keaton. It’s the story of a young couple that purchased an expensive 19th-Century house in the exclusive neighborhood of San Francisco. This young couple, (Griffith and Modine) have some extra rooms in their new home, so they decide to rent…