Legal Q & A- By Franco Simone

Q: I am renting out an apartment unit. One of the applicants was arrested for assault last month but has not been convicted of the crime. I do not feel comfortable renting to someone who was arrested for assault.  Can I deny his application based on his arrest?  A: No, you may not deny a…

NEWS RELEASE – NMHC and NAA Statement on the HUD’s Emotional Support Animal Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) on the release of new emotional support animal guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: NMHC and NAA are pleased that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released new guidance clarifying the responsibilities…

Legal Q & A- By Dennis Block

Question One: I am planning on leasing my single family residence. My property is located in San Diego. Am I under any restrictions with regard to the new statewide rent control law, AB 1482? Answer One: A single family residence is exempt from restrictions pursuant to AB 1482. You are free to raise the rent…

Oakland City Council Goes Crazy!- By AOA

    The Oakland City Council has passed a law to make it illegal for housing providers to obtain a criminal background check on prospective tenants.  Berkeley, Emeryville and Alameda may just follow suit.  The measure was passed with no City Council person voting against it. What is it? They called it the Fair Chance…