Coming Next Month! The FREE “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference! and Seven Predictions for the 2024 Rental Market

You’ll want to remember to mark your calendars for the big “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference” next month.  The big show will be held on Wednesday,  March 20th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Hall A! You’ll meet vendors galore with new products and services; you can attend FREE landlording seminars…

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Legal Q & A Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: My building is located in Sherman Oaks. We have a new tenant that has been bothering other residents by playing music at an excessive level. My warnings to him have not…

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Will California’s Budget Woes Impact Tax Reform? By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Will California’s Budget Woes Impact Tax Reform? By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act (TPA) is a proposed constitutional amendment which has already qualified for the November 2024 ballot. It is sponsored by taxpayer and business organizations to restore key provisions of Proposition 13 and other…

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Multifamily Demand to Stay Positive, But Market Faces Hurdles By Yardi Matrix

Multifamily demand is likely to remain healthy in 2024, though rent growth will be tested by decelerating economic growth and a rapid supply uptick in some markets. The higher interest-rate environment will stress property values and threatens to increase loan defaults. Yardi Matrix’s 2024 U.S. Multifamily Outlook covers those issues and much more.  Below is…

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Fair Housing – Landlord Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination By Brad Kraus, Esq.

Increased indoor time in coming winter months can lead to more tenant-on-tenant discrimination and is landlord liability an issue? Winter is almost upon us, which means many people will be indoors more often than not. Unfortunately, that increased indoor time can mean more tenant-on-tenant disputes. While seasoned landlords are no strangers to handling such situations,…

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High Costs Continue to Challenge Buyers and Renters By John Triplett

High mortgage interest rates, high home values, and high rents continued to fuel affordability challenges for buyers and renters, Zillow says in a new survey. Low vacancy rates that limit mobility and also put pressure on rental rates are also a challenge. However, the report says, “Many renters’ behaviors, intentions, and preferences have remained relatively stable…

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Maximize Your Multifamily Property’s NOI with Utility Billing Best Practices in 2024 By Livable

Utility cost recovery is critical to maximizing a multifamily property’s NOI. Non-payments (and late payments) impact cash flow and the homeowner or property manager’s ability to properly budget.  Of course, a number of factors impact utility cost recovery. But (arguably) the most important – resident billing itself – is too often overlooked. Why does billing…

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