Letters to the Editor by – Victor Barback

ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S MONOPOLY! Dear  Councilperson Kortez, Reina Pereira, Wendy Bruget, Amanda Mejia: We met with Councilman Koretz in his office on February 7th, 2019.  You were all present for our meeting and discussion. Among other issues we spoke about the unjustified extra fees for over-fill and overweight charges.  The Athens Company admitted that they didn’t have scales…

The Tenant from Hell By Zachary Lawrence JD

Pacific Heights is a 1990 American thriller movie starring actors Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine and Michael Keaton. It’s the story of a young couple that purchased an expensive 19th-Century house in the exclusive neighborhood of San Francisco. This young couple, (Griffith and Modine) have some extra rooms in their new home, so they decide to rent…

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I served a 60 day notice to vacate to a tenant who is on a month-to-month tenancy. The notice will expire in the middle of the following month. How should I handle it if the tenant attempts to pay the full amount of the rent on the first? This tenant in the past…

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1: Are the new Oakland Rent Control laws applicable to a condo that has been rented for the past 8-10 years that we need to sell, or raise the rent on. Where can we find the most up-to-date interpretation of this law as it applies to condo owners who have rented out their condos?