Statewide Initiative Repeals Rent Control Protections of the Costa Hawkins Fair Housing Act of 1995

Below are open letters from Attorney Michael Millman opposing the Affordable Housing Act. Dear Mayor Garcetti: I’m certain that when you served on the City Council and chaired the Council Housing Committee, you always made certain that important housing legislation was thoroughly examined, reviewed and evaluated by not only tenant rights representatives, but also several…

Where to Invest in the Best Rental Houses By – Steve Sjuggerud

A version of this article first appeared on March 12, 2018 in the DailyWealth, published by Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, an independent investment research firm.  You can visit them at www.stansberryresearch.com. Dr. Steve Sjuggerud is the Founding Editor of DailyWealth and editor of True Wealth, an investment advisory specializing in safe, alternative investments overlooked…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1: Did Oakland change its rent control law to remove the exemption for owner-occupied buildings? Answer 1: Currently, Oakland’s ‘Just Cause’ eviction control law (and its companion rent control ordinance) has an exemption for owner-occupied buildings of three units or less. On July 24, the Oakland City Council approved a ballot measure for the…

Legal Q & A by Dennis Block

Question One: I was wondering if there is a legal procedure for holding a unit. This is my situation:  I have a prospective tenant who would like to give me a deposit to move in two months from now. I have never done this before, but feel this tenant would be a good fit for my building.…