Letters to the Editor

Dear Dan: My husband and I visited the AOA-Long Beach AOA office for assistance. As Landlords, we met with Rebecca for help with our Small Claims lawsuit.  We want to inform you of how much we appreciate the help and time that Rebecca professionally extended to us. She spent a great deal of time with…


Something to Think About #78 – by Klarise Yahya

Continued from Part 77 . . . In Emily’s mind, apartment investments are by definition secure. Banks don’t lend $1 or $2 or $3 for every dollar of down payment the buyer contributes if the investment is risky. But, of course, not all apartments are equally secure. We’re using “secure” in the Buffett sense, meaning…


Fair Housing Laws Protecting Rights of LGBT Community Are Ever-Evolving By- Ellen Clark

In recent years, the LGBT community has earned additional rights under the law in many different contexts. From same-sex marriage recognition to restroom access corresponding to a person’s gender identity, the law is constantly evolving. The Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) does not specifically include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.  However, discrimination…


Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: My property is under rent control in the City of Los Angeles. I understand that the City will allow a rent increase of 4% effective July 1, 2019. I have a rent increase that I can institute for April, 2019. If I raise the rent 3% in April, will I be able to…


Get Your Prospective Renters to Visit Today! By- Joyce Kirby

Available for a limited time!  Only one of its kind!  Offer expires at midnight!  These and similar phrases are used to make people “spring boldly into action.”  They conjure up images of people rushing into department stores and retail outlets to take advantage of incredible offers on quality merchandise, especially during the holiday season. 

Supes Pass New Law Calling Certain Rent Increases “Tenant Harassment” By – Sean Makarin, Esq.

On January 15, 2019, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance amending the wrongful eviction and tenant harassment sections of the Rent Ordinance. The amendment takes aim at the Costa-Hawkins rent increases allowed on condos and single-family residences (SFRs), and is meant to prohibit owners of SFRs and condos from circumventing eviction controls through…