DID YOU KNOW By-Dennis Block

Access to the Premises Although Civil Code 1954 allows a landlord to access a unit for specified reasons, that access can be properly denied by a tenant during this pandemic. While a landlord can always enter the unit during an emergency, this is not the case for other reasons. For example, the tenant would be…

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Landlords Are Frustrated! The below letter was sent to the Daily Journal By- Attorney Michael Millman

Dear Friends: Thank you for your articles.  Let’s start at the beginning.   The overwhelming, vast majority of apartment owners are small family-owned groups.  Yes, the true “mom and pop” owners.  Elena Popp, who has run the Eviction Network Service for 20 years or longer, was attempting to defend tenants and losing in those jurisdictions wherein…

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It’s Not Us vs. Them By- David Crown

In this time of uncertainty and struggle, amid danger and misinformation, the last thing we should do is assume the worst about each other. Crises like the current pandemic inevitably divide people to some extent (and this one divides us physically from one another), but when we rigidly refuse to give the benefit of the…

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Legal Q & A By: Franco Simone

Definitions Used in This Article: Assistance animal is a term used to describe both 1) a service animal and 2) a support animal also known as an emotional support animal. Service animal is defined by the American Disability Association (ADA) as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the…

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