Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman

Question 1: Is the Jerry Brown rent gouging law still in effect? It is for the entire state of California or just Napa and Solano Counties? I purchased a building in Concord, Contra Costa County and the management company is telling me I cannot increase rents beyond 10% or I will get into legal trouble…

“Old Glory”

Q. What do the red, white, and blue of the flag represent? The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows: white to mean purity…

June 19, 2018 Los Angeles City Council Room 340, City Hall 200 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Re:   Council File No. 15-0463-S1 City Council Meeting for June 20, 2018, 10:00 am Agenda Item 10 Dear Councilmembers: The draft ordinance presented to you is a power grab by the Housing Department in the…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman

Question 1: I manage a SFR in a quiet neighborhood with multi-generational tenants listed on the lease. The adult son is causing domestic issues, and the police have been called to the house multiple times, often resulting in his arrest. Even the parents have asked me for help in having him removed from the lease,…

Legal Q &A – by Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant who has presented me with a doctor’s note.  The note states that based on his psychological needs, he requires an emotional support animal. This is a no pet building, but I realize I have no option and must allow him to bring in the dog. My question is, can…