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…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: An existing tenant had a dish antenna installed several years ago on the roof. The building’s roof will soon be replaced (repaired) which will require the antenna’s removal. Who is responsible for the cost to re-install (re-calibration fee) the antenna?

Letters to the Editor

Dear Dan: We are so pleased to be members of AOA – attending seminars, going to the Convention Center in Long Beach and utilizing the web site. This morning, for the first time, (I am pretty old-school!), I used the online forms to give a 60-day notice for a rent increase. Thank you!  It was…

Evicting Grandma – by Zachary Lawrence JD

There are situations in life when a landlord is presented with a problem to solve and the choices for solving the problem are all lousy. A Florida woman was arrested just days before her 94th birthday, when she refused to leave her home after being evicted, police said. As of this writing, the woman remains held…

Your Privilege Not to Testify – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  From what I have observed over the decades, most apartment owners are law abiding investors who endeavor to conduct their business ethically and with integrity.  Indeed, they have too much to lose to intentionally violate the myriad of federal, state and local laws that apply to residential income property. However, occasionally some transgressions…