During the past month it was my privilege to speak several times at seminars for the Apartment Owners Association of California, Inc. (AOA). I opened each talk asking the audience, “What is the most important word in real estate?” From a very experienced crowd, there were numerous responses. Of course, one of the responses was…Details
The Big Show 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 Thursday, May 14th at the Long Beach Convention Center in Hall C, 300 East Ocean!Details
Last year, I wrote about the massive court consolidation and cutbacks in every county in Southern California. In order to increase your chances on winning once you do get into court, here are some simple guidelines you should practice before you begin an eviction.
Dear L.A. Times: “Who Supports Retrofits?”Details
Only weeks after leaving office in 2017, a former politician discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come out and fix it. Joe drives to the new house located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago where all the residents have a net income of more than $250,000…Details
The landlord business has changed over the past three to five years. Increased numbers of tenant attorneys, jury trials, court closures and staff layoffs all result in longer, more costly evictions for landlords. Tenants and their attorneys attempt to force landlords into settlements on unfavorable terms or accepting a tenant who has
Public sector labor leaders in California would rather that the public remain relatively ignorant about how well their members are compensated. But they are fighting a losing battle. Because of California’s massive unfunded pension liability and other scandals, the public is demanding answers. Interests as diverse asDetails
Q: My tenant pays their rent on the first of every month, however this month the first fell on a Sunday and the second is a holiday. When is their rent due and if they are late with payment, when can I serve them with a 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit?
It is time that we acknowledged that Bay Area housing regulations and development have failed to create housing for most people, whether that housing is for rental or home ownership. The discussion on who is responsible for the overpriced market never acknowledges that everyone involved
Economic losses from fires in apartment buildings can be catastrophic. A new generation of fire coatings can reduce these losses by effectively preventing a fire from spreading.