Multifamily Market Will Hit Records in 2017 as Investors Return – by The Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

West Coast markets will dominate the top 10 on gross income growth in 2017 for the multifamily market, led by Seattle, Sacramento, Tacoma, Portland and Colorado Springs, according to the Freddie Mac Multifamily Research Group’s mid-year outlook. Outlook authors Steve Guggenmos and Sara Hoffmann find that the multifamily market will continue to grow for the…

Help Stop the Trash Monopoly! – by Michael Millman, Attorney

(The following is an open letter sent to Athens Services and Recycle L.A.) My family owns several Westside apartments and Athens has been our outstanding provider for many years. Two years ago, when the City Council passed the new trash hauling arrangement, the union trade group called “LANE” agreed that small apartment owners would not…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman

Question 1: I have a Richmond tenant who submitted her 30 day notice on August 25 with a move out date of September 30. The tenant is now requesting an extension of 30 days, but I have already signed a lease agreement with another tenant who will take possession of the unit on October 1.…

Rent Control Destroys Housing!

The below letter by Attorney Michael Millman, was sent to the Berkeley Daily Planet, in response to an article written by Harry Brill. Dear Friend: The destruction of affordable housing for “very low income” individuals arises from a study of the Failure of Rent Control.