Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1:  We have a no-smoking clause in our apartment leases in Campbell. One tenant has smoked for years, and we have not enforced the clause. We have had discussions with him a number of times about his smoking, and asked him to not smoke on the premises. He continues to disregard the clause and…

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Service Dogs and Support Animals Updated: Here is What You Need to Know! – by Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  I frequently receive calls from AOA members expressing great frustration with tenants bringing dogs into their apartments claiming that their canines are exempt from the landlord’s “no pets” policy as the animals are service dogs. Unfortunately for housing providers such as owners and management companies, true service dogs (and various types of comfort…

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Legal Q and A by Dennis Block, Attorney

Question One: I’m a member of the AOA and have a question about installing security cameras in my building.  I know that they can be installed at the front and back of the building, side walkways, common areas, parking lots and garages. I would never install them inside the units.  I have a duplex where…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We tend to focus on the lack of “low-cost” housing instead of being thankful for all the up-to-date and well-kept housing that we do have.  Let’s remember and be thankful at this time of the year for all the things and blessings that we enjoy in America today.  This includes all the housing provided by…

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