Federal District Court Holds Hearing on Eviction Moratorium Challenge by the Rent Stabilization Association of New York

After the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Rent Stabilization Association’s (RSA’s) motion for a stay of the latest eviction moratorium law in October, RSA along with four small property owners, filed an amended petition in Federal District Court challenging the moratorium, along with a motion seeking a stay of the most recent moratorium…

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Lawsuit Filed Against Rental Property Owner for Refusing Section 8 The Housing Rights Center (HRC) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an elderly tenant in Los Angeles who suffered illegal discrimination because she receives a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. Source of income discrimination is a violation of city and state law.The 78-year-old senior…

Legal Q & A | Franco Simone

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California property management and resident manager laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Franco Simone. Q: I recently decided that managing my 15-unit apartment building in Oceanside, California is too difficult. I decided to hire a property management company to take over managing my apartment building.…

California Politicians are Killing the Golden Goose

On March 24th, 2020, state and local officials made emergency declarations because of a deadly virus that has now claimed the lives of over 816,000 Americans (Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) (arcgis.com). At that time, there were many unknowns. Overnight, millions of people were out of work, while others were dying of a mysterious virus.  We gave…

What is a Delaware Statutory Trust and Why Are So Many Real Estate Investors Interested in Them? | Matt McFarland &Thomas Wall

We recently attended an apartment owners tradeshow and were surprised to hear many experienced investment property owners ask us the same questions throughout the afternoon. That’s why we thought it might be a good idea to write about what exactly were the three most commonly asked questions we heard during that conference that relate to…