Help Save Costa-Hawkins! by – Dennis Block, Attorney

What is Costa-Hawkins? For landlords, and truthfully for the entire economy, Costa-Hawkins is a very good law. In 1995, the State of California enacted a law that stopped cities from imposing rent control on new construction, single family homes, condominiums and townhomes. It prevented municipalities from instituting rent control for buildings constructed after 1995. If…

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: Our tenant of three years is complaining of mold. We have inspected but see no visual evidence of mold. He says that he uses a mold detection device and the reader says there is mold in the air. What plan of action is required of us? Answer 1: As the owner, you always…

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block, Attorney

Question One: I have an old friend from high school who is homeless. I have allowed him to live on my front porch. My house is located inAlhambra. Things have not gone well and he has become a nuisance with constant noise and bathroom issues. I have asked him to leave and when he refused…

Why Your Apartment’s Brand Matters by – MPS Management

The multifamily apartment industry is never boring. Multifamily stats in 2018 are yo-yo-ing on a month-to-month basis but overall numbers and trends are positive for much more product on the market. Industry watchers attribute confidence in the development sector to the healthy state of the economy, with labor shortages leading to modest gains in pay…