Legal Q & A By-Richard Beckman

Question 1: I have a tenant in a Lake County single family residence who is not paying rent. Moreover, the County has posted a notice of abatement citing accumulated household trash and other issues that are causing a health and safety issue. The abatement orders were issued 7/28/20.  My understanding of the COVID-19 moratorium is…

Reminder About the Balcony Inspection Bill By- Jim Schlagel

On September 17, 2018 California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 721 – “The Balcony Inspection Bill”. The bill arose in response to the tragic deaths of six UC Berkeley students in 2015 at a downtown apartment complex due to the collapse of a balcony. Owners of multifamily apartment buildings with three or more…

Landlord to Pay Tenants $300,000 to Settle Eviction Moratorium Lawsuit By- the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

[A landlord] violated the Washington eviction moratorium by threatening tenants and starting to evict 14 of them, and will pay $350,000 to settle a lawsuit, according to a release from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. A Nevada corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, will pay almost $300,000 directly to tenants in the form of refunds, payments…

Something to Think About #95: Information, Not Advice – Part 15 The Effect of Long Term Inflation on Real Estate: Part 3 By- Klarise Yahya

Continued . . .  In the mid 1600’s the Dutch Republic was beginning its climb to global power. The Dutch traders, having a monopoly of trade with Japan and the East Indies, had become the middlemen between European nations and the Far East. For a period, Amsterdam’s population was doubling every 20 years (an annual…