Property Owner Sues City of Los Angeles for Nuisance, Dangerous Conditions that Put North Hollywood Residents at Risk

The complaint alleges Los Angeles officials have failed to maintain public safety and ignored the security and wellbeing of low-income and immigrant families.   LOS ANGELES, CA –[In October], Larson LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles for failing to maintain public safety and order in and around a city-controlled alley adjacent to a…

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New “Urgency” Rent Control Ordinances for Pomona and Burbank By Patricia A. Harris

You can now add two more to the ever-growing list of cities incorporating their own rent control ordinances.   Pomona’s Urgency Ordinance On August 1st, the Pomona City Council adopted a rent control ordinance with just cause eviction requirements and a rent increase cap.  It is effective immediately, but a permanent version of the ordinance is…

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Governor Newsom Signs Package to Streamline Housing and Expand Tenant Protections in California

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Governor Newsom signs an extensive housing package consisting of 56 bills to help address California’s decades-in-the-making housing crisis by simplifying and expediting the construction of new housing, protecting tenants, and keeping housing affordable. SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed 56 bills into law that incentivize and reduce…

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Occupancy Limits – How to Decide and How to Enforce By the Fair Housing Institute

It is imperative to stay updated on local regulations and seek legal counsel, when necessary, to ensure that occupancy policies are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory. Moreover, proactive communication, clear guidelines, and ongoing training will ensure that every staff member will maintain compliance.   Q:  Is there an occupancy limit law that housing providers have to…

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Unlocking Opportunities: The Benefits of Seller-Carry Financing in Real Estate by Seth R. Watje, President of Starker West, Inc.

In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, innovative approaches to buying and selling properties have become the cornerstones of successful transactions.  One such approach that has gained significant traction is seller financing.  Gone are the days when conventional bank mortgages were the only route to property ownership.  Seller financing, a method where the seller takes…

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Letters to the Editor

AOA Magazine Contributor Receives Accolades! Dear Jeff and AOA: I hope the email finds you well. I wanted to share with you that I get lots of great feedback from members about my articles, and this morning I received an email that highlights the positive impact that the AOA magazine has on the apartment industry.…

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