Legal Q & A By-Dennis Block

Question One: I own a condominium in Long Beach, California. It is currently leased on a month-to-month rental agreement. My daughter is getting married and asked if she could move in after the wedding. Based on her request, I served a 60-day notice to terminate one of my tenants. My tenant informed me that they…

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Did You Know By-Dennis Block

Under the newly created Tenant Relief Act (AB 3088): A tenant cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent that became due between March 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020 if the tenant returns a declaration of COVID-19-related financial distress to the landlord. A tenant cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent that became due between September 1, 2020 and January…

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You Can Leverage Your Parent-Child Exclusion from Property Tax Reassessment By-Kenneth Ziskin

ince the adoption of Proposition 13 in 1978, many long-time income property owners have benefitted greatly from property tax assessments that have grown more slowly than market values.  This has given them property tax savings frequently equal to 20-30%, or more, of cash flow before property taxes.   However, when you pass that property to heirs,…

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VOTE NO ON INITIATIVE RC! The 2020 Burbank Just Cause Eviction and Rent Regulation Measure By-Attorneys John Gerro and George Gerro

  This November, radical rent control will appear on the ballot for Burbank voters. “Initiative RC,” also known as the “2020 Burbank Just Cause Eviction and Rent Regulation Measure,” implements its explicit policy of “regulating … to the maximum extent permitted.” It is apparent that the passage of the proposed initiative will have an immediate…

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Legal Q & A By-Beckman

Question 1:   Have there been any developments on the rights of landlords during the COVID-19 crisis? Answer 1: Not surprisingly, yes. The two biggest developments are the expiration as of September 1 of the California Supreme Court’s April 6th order, applicable to all county courts, which had operated to prohibit new eviction actions (other…

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