California is Conflicted About Decent Housing By- Terry Moore

California is conflicted about building rental housing for our low-income residents. Not everyone can live in paradise. Life is not fair. Will we admit that we’re not willing to pay to subsidize our less fortunate neighbors? California would like for someone else, anyone else, to be generous to our lower income households. Here are elements…

Legal Q & A By- Franco Simone

Q: I own an apartment complex and have a strict “no pet” policy. One of my tenants verbally requested a reasonable accommodation to allow him to have a dog. What does “reasonable accommodation” mean and how should I respond to him? A: The term “reasonable accommodation,” as defined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…

Did You Know By- Dennis Block

Why You Shield Your Personal Assets with an LLC  An LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a type of legal entity that protects an owner’s personal assets and separates them from the business assets of owning and running a rental property investment. While there are many different types of business entities, LLCs are among the…

Legal Q & A By- Richard Beckman

Question 1: I know someone asked this last month, but what is the latest status of the landlord’s right to require the tenant to pay rent or move out during the COVID 19 crisis? What about other grounds to terminate a tenancy? Answer 1: As discussed in last month’s response to that question, for all…

Letters to the Editor …

In a Nutshell … They missed talking about Soviet Monica-ism.  You have two cows. Your milk sales are priced controlled to less than it takes to feed them. You convert your cows into beef cattle. The city complains that there is a shortage of milk cows.                                     Rosario Perry