The below letter was sent to the Honorable Ben Allen, Henry Stern and Scott Wiener. Friends: Awhile back, I was invited by the Los Angeles County Jewish Federation to monitor and audit an online seminar. Senator Ben Allen participated.Details
Question One: I own a home in Redondo Beach, and the lease is up for renewal next month. We have informed the tenants that we are not renewing the lease and have asked them to move out. Can the current COVID restrictions give tenants the right to stay even after a lease expires? If the…Details
Landlords are always concerned about safety issues in their investment property. But there is no better time than during the holidays to remind your tenants of some basic steps they can take to keep themselves and the property they live in safe. Holiday decorations present many “opportunities” for landlords to encounter additional liability.
Landlords Are Not Forced to Renew a Lease Even in these COVID-19 times, landlords are not forced to renew a lease that is set to expire. Assuming your tenancy is not subject to a statute requiring good cause to evict, landlords are permitted to allow a lease to expire. In this situation, you should send…Details
Continued . . . Recession of 1970: Duration: 11 mos. GDP Decline: 0.6%. Peak Unemployment: 6.1%. 10yr T-Note Beg 7.65% / End 6.84%. The Fed’s inflation battle worked for the first half of the 1960s. From 1960 to 1965 America’s annual inflation rate averaged 1.32%. Then Congress began to pay down the deficit accrued during…Details
My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb – “There is no Santa Claus,” jeered my sister. “Even dummies know that!”
Hello everybody. Tape recording telephone calls is back in our legal news. On October 7, 2020 the California Court of Appeal not only reaffirmed the existing laws, but expanded them in a most interesting way. But let’s review the basics and start with a True/False Pop Quiz as to whether landlords may tape record or…Details
Lawsuits across the country are fighting an unjust war on landlords. The pandemic has brought an onslaught of lawsuits challenging an array of COVID-19 laws, from business shutdowns to prohibitions on church gatherings. While many of these harsh measures have begun to lift, governments at the local, state, and federal levels continue to extend bans…Details
The COVID-19 pandemic forced property management companies to adapt on the fly like never before. The industry has implemented new processes and protocols to protect associates and residents alike, and adjusted operations to provide necessary support at the property level.
Question 1: Is there any limitation on how far back I can serve banked rent increases on my Oakland and San Francisco apartments? Does the rent increase moratorium have any effect on banking?