Legal Q & A By – Franco Simone, Esq.

Q: I am a landlord of an apartment complex. I have several tenants that receive government assistance through Section 8 housing. All of my Section 8 contracts state the landlord is responsible for paying the water bill. However, I have one tenant that always has a really high water bill. He agreed to a rent…

Rent Control: It’s a Mirage, Hurts Low-Income Families, Means Higher Costs for Renters By – the California Association of Realtors®

The following is an excerpt from a position paper by C.A.R.’s Center for California Real Estate.  It details the consequences of rent control policies, which have been used in certain California jurisdictions to attempt to increase access to rental housing.  The complete position paper can be downloaded at http://centerforcaliforniarealestate.org/publications/CCRE_Rent_Control_report.pdf.

Management Tips from MRLANDLORD.COM by – Jeffrey Taylor

Month-to-Month Means More Money!   Landlords often use month-to-month agreements because it offers them more flexibility and the ability to evict faster if a good apple turns bad. However, one of the biggest potential benefits that most landlords do not take advantage of is that offering residents the option of a month-to-month rental agreement should mean more monthly income to…