Legal Q & A by Dennis Block

Question One: I opened an escrow to sell my duplex in Los Angeles. My only tenant is my son and his girlfriend. I gave him a 60-day notice to vacate, but he tells me that he will not vacate. I am afraid I will lose the sale if he does not leave. Do I have…

Letters to the Editor… TRASH MONOPOLY

Sent to Mayor Dear Mr. Garcetti: I own two rent-controlled properties in District 5 and one in District 2 and am writing to complain about the outrageous rate hike, aka monopoly, that you have forced upon your commercial property owners with the new “let’s recycle” plan.  We were already happily recycling with our trash company…

Strong Objection to Trash Monopoly – Are They Crazy?!

Below is a letter was sent to the Mayor and all L.A. City Councilpersons which is one of hundreds that our members have written. Dear City Council Representatives: I am president of CDI Management, Inc, and own a number of apartment buildings in Los Angeles. I also own a number of buildings around the USC campus where I…

Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

Question One: I had a tenant sign a one-year lease which will expire on Feb. 28, 2018. On Dec. 15, 2017, he served me with a 30 day notice that he would be vacating as of Jan. 15, 2018. I have since leased the unit, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Is my original tenant liable for…