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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Non-Refundable Purchase Deposits vs. Liquidated Damages Which Is Better? By-Dale Alberstone

Hello everybody.  My topic this month discusses problems with the legality of a “non-refundable” deposit provision in a real estate purchase contract, and presents possible alternatives. The Problem with Non-Refundable Deposits Often, the seller of real property wants the buyer’s deposit to be non-refundable meaning that if the buyer defaults under the contract or wrongfully…

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What 2020 Has Taught Multifamily Leasing Professionals About the Power of Human Connection By-Robyn Tyne

As 2019 came to a close, the world felt tired, overworked, and even “peopled out.” The overall sentiment in those early days of 2020 boiled down to a two-word phrase: burn out.  Gallup’s research results showed that around 45% of Millennials experienced “sometimes” burnout. 45% is a massive number. 2020 was expected to be more of…

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Prop 21 Destroys Housing Vote “NO”!

A version of the following was written by housing provider and attorney Michael Millman. In 2018, Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Health Care Foundation, promoted Proposition 10 to extreme rent control to approximately 540 cities throughout California.  It was defeated by almost 70% of the voters. Proposition 21, of course, is the “son” of…

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Lawsuits Against Landlords Cost Owners Thousands! By- the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

Settlement agreements send a clear message to all property owners and landlords that HUD is committed to taking appropriate action when offenders act in behavior that violates the Fair Housing Act. Landlords to Pay Tenants to Settle Sexual Discrimination Complaint The owners and manager of a Bakersfield, California apartment complex have agreed to pay $14,500…

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