Santa Ana Enacts a 3% Rent Cap Bad News for the City and Landlords By Mercedes Shaffer

Santa Ana is a city with beautiful historical architecture and an emerging art district that is surrounded by trendy restaurants. In addition, there’s many great attractions such as the Bowers Museum, the Lyon Air Museum and the Discovery Cube Museum.  Santa Ana has the advantage of being centrally located in Orange County and has a…

ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS! New Mold Booklet Requirement For 2022!

New Law for California Landlords Beginning January 1, 2022, residential landlords shall provide the booklet “Information on Dampness and Mold for Renters in California”.  This booklet must be given to prospective residential tenants prior to entering the rental or lease agreement, in accordance with the 2001 Toxic Mold Protection Act (HSC #26148). The booklet, which…

Legal Q & A by Franco Simone

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Franco Simone.   Q: My rental property has a significant amount of deferred maintenance. I do not have money to fix the property and so I make sure to include in my leases that the property…

California Cracks Down on Fraudulent Practices Surrounding Emotional Support Animals

For rental housing providers who feel compelled to make the “reasonable accommodation” of allowing an emotional support animal in the rental unit for fear of a costly lawsuit by a tenant claiming a disability, this concern will soon be assuaged. AB 468 is the new emotional support animal law. After beating back recall efforts, a reinvigorated…

Three Rules to Making Money in Real Estate – Part II By Dr. Steve Sjuggerud

A version of this article first appeared on September 11, 2021 in the Stansberry Digest (Master Series), published by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, an independent investment research firm.  You can visit them at www.stansberryresearch.com. Three Rules to Making Money in Real Estate is continued from last month.  Second Rule:   Always Understand What’s Happening…

Letters to the Editor …

THANK YOU, AOA!  Dear AOA: [Membership in AOA] is the best thing that we have.  We get the newsletter, the application, seminars and everything and love Dan and now the messages from the son (Jeff).  We keep updated with everything and we are very appreciative.     Pirhiya G.        LETTER SENT TO MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL…