DID YOU KNOW – Dennis Block

 California’s attempt at stabilizing the rental market with the passage of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 will soon prove to be a failure of epic proportions. Proponents of this bill argue that rent control is needed to maintain some degree of affordability in high-price areas, but they couldn’t be more wrong. What California really…


Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant that is on a one year lease. Without notice, he vacated halfway through the lease term. At the same time, I had another tenant who properly vacated at the end of her lease. I understand that the man who left will be responsible for the remaining portion of the…


How to Avoid Applicant Screening Pitfalls By – Ellen Clark

Avoid discrimination within the screening process by carefully considering how you approach your application process. Claims of discrimination often arise in relation to the applicant screening process. This can be a tricky area to navigate, and one where even well-intentioned people can find themselves on the wrong end of a discrimination claim.