Is San Jose Code Enforcement Becoming a Brain-Dead Organization? My name is M. Paul G. and I am the proud owner of rental property in San Jose. I am also a General Contractor, licensed by the State of California. In 2013 I repaired, on my own initiative, a section of the deteriorated alley for which…Details
To almost no one’s surprise, the Fed voted not to raise its key short-term interest rate in June. While a number of Fed officials were vocal about raising the rate, the very disappointing May unemployment report on June 3, which showed the economy produced only 38,000 new jobs last month versus a projected 160,000, dashed…Details
Q: My tenant is two months behind on his rent He told me if I try to evict him he will file bankruptcy to stop the eviction, can he do that?
UCLA Survey: Apartment Owners Support Non-Smoking Policies in Los Angeles -By Smoke-Free Apartment Living
As an apartment owner, you may have considered banning smoking inside your rental property, but you’ve hesitated until you learn more about the legality and benefits of such a decision. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone!Details
How to Get Two or Three Times More Rent and Much Better Tenants Without Section 8 – by Nick Sidoti, R.A.M.
You have heard it all before. Some of us have even said it ourselves – “Being a landlord can be a pain.” Most people in this country will agree that it makes a lot of sense to buy property and invest in real estate. We also know all the benefits of investing in real estate. …Details
Skyrocketing rents mean that tenants have more financial incentive than ever to sue for wrongful eviction and other claimed violations of the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. Many rental property owners and operators are unaware that they lack adequate wrongful eviction insurance to protect against such claims. Even if an owner wins a wrongful eviction or…Details
Legal Analysis of Quiet Title Claims for Apartment Owners and Deed of Trust Holders – By Nate Bernstein, Esq.
Often times we get calls from clients or colleagues who ask us to explain what a “quiet title” action is. There is no need to be quiet and hush hush about quiet title actions – pun intended! In fact a quiet title claim is very common claim and cause of action asserted under California real…Details
Question One: I have a rent collection box on the premises. All of the tenants deposit their rent checks into this receptacle. Last week, the box was vandalized and all of the contents were taken. Two of the tenants had put in money orders which I am asking them to replace. They have informed me…Details
Country music star Kenny Rogers recorded a song called “The Gambler”. The chorus reminds us that … “You’ve got to know when to hold em’, know when to fold em’, know when to walk away and know when to run”. The landlord-tenant relationship often takes on the character of a high-stakes poker game – each…Details
Literally, bed bugs are on the hunt for a food supply, and unsuspecting people are the main entrée for these blood-sucking creatures. Bed bugs are wingless insects, oval in shape. These creatures range in color from brown, or rusty red to almost white. One out of five people in the U.S. are in contact with…Details