Dear Mayor Garcetti and Councilman Bonin: We are the owners of a small apartment building in the Palms area of Los Angeles. We spent a lot of time and effort contracting with Republic Services to get a rate for trash removal at our building. We signed a contract that we felt was fair – the…Details
Alameda County and its juries are well known by the landlord attorneys as being tenant-friendly. Wins for landlords do not happen very often. However, there are rare occasions where the law and facts are in favor of the landlord and they win!
It was the second day of [an] Educational Conference, I had an urgent email to respond to but first I needed to complete the research to find the answer to the emailed question. I was sitting at the bar in the Convention Center and the second breakoff sessions were starting. I was disappointed I was…Details
L.A. Businesses and Landlords Trashed! Mayor and City Council Sending Wrong Message and Los Angeles Trade Show a Big Success!
The below article was written by Jack Humphreville of the L.A. Watchdog. LA WATCHDOG–The rollout of the City’s Commercial Waste Exclusive Franchise System has caused sticker shock to many businesses, multi-family buildings, and homeowner associations as they have been bushwhacked by rates that in “many instances. have doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled, with the inclusion…Details
The below letter was sent to Assemblyman Adam Gray Dear Friend: There is a housing crisis. In high-tech communities in the Bay area, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and other locations, the municipal leaders have not provided for a plan to promote “affordable” housing.Details
Every quarter I have clients on the fence about whether to close on an in-escrow investment or walk away from it. Often, the buyers realize that the owners or the in-place management firm has blundered to such an extent that it affects the value of the property. Those mistakes or deficiencies can be a possible…Details
It is important that property owners and management companies, are adequately privy to safety issues, and also informed of solutions for those issues that are present on the properties they maintain. Due to lenient railing codes in the past, apartments/condominiums, and hotels can be particularly dangerous. In the U.S., approximately 140 children die every year,…Details
Q: My tenants have paid by personal check for the last year. I prefer for my tenants to pay in cash so I do not have to go to the bank. Can I demand that the tenant pay me in cash?
Unexpectedly, One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Financing Types is Changing the Game for Seismic Retrofits in California – by E.Brandon Alini
Property owners faced with the burdensome cost having to complete seismic retrofits in California are turning to a new type of financing called Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) as a solution. One of the newest and fasted growing types of financing in the country, PACE has carried the growing trend of renewable energy and environmental…Details
from Small Property Owners of San Francisco State legislators are sponsoring a record setting 130 housing-related bills during this legislative session. Below are the most important.Details