Rent Control Reappears – by Al Jacobs

In my readings recently, I stumbled upon an article concerning rent control – a subject pitting two economic groups squarely against one another. If you’re the owner of residential rental units, you object to a governmental agency dictating what price you may set on your property. If, however, you’re the traditional apartment dweller, you favor…

Landlord, Property Managers Bullied and Harassed Over Rent Increases!

The below article was written by John Triplett, a writer for the Rental Housing Journal. Tensions are rising between landlords and property managers, and tenant activists. Landlords and managers have been bullied over rent increases. And they face unpleasant demonstrations from activists as Portland struggles with a shortage of housing and rapidly rising rents. A…

New Arbitration Law: 2018 Update – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  I am sorry to report that on April 30, 2018, the California Court of Appeal issued a really bad ruling regarding arbitration insofar as it will affect landlords.  The decision provides a strong basis by which a claimant, including a residential tenant, can avoid enforcement of a binding arbitration provision in a lease…

Did You Know?

No Forwarding Address If a tenant vacates a unit and fails to give you a forwarding address, you are still required to do a security itemization within 21 days from the vacate date. If you do not have a work address, you should mail the itemization to the last known address, which would be that…