Legal Q & A by Dennis Block, Attorney

Question 1:  Due to the extraordinary hot weather, my tenant is demanding that I install an air conditioner. Do I have a legal obligation to do so? Answer 1: There is no obligation for a landlord to install an air conditioner under the California Civil Code. A habitable dwelling does not require air conditioning. If,…

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City of Highland is Sued for Attempting Warrantless Snooping on Rental Property!

The City of Highland is violating fundamental constitutional rights by trying to coerce landlords and tenants into surrendering their freedom from unjustified, warrantless government intrusion on their property. So argues a new federal lawsuit against the city. It challenges the city’s attempt to pressure a rental property owner and his tenants into allowing an open-ended…

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Something to Think About #47 – Uncle Sally’s Nephew, Part 10 – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

Continued from Part 9:  Her interest did not rise to enthusiasm, but she still went to drive the area and walk the property. Her promise to the agent not to get out of her car didn’t count because her fingers were crossed. The current owners appeared to have had a longstanding “no maintenance” policy and…

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Leasing With Confidence: Every Prospect is a Future Resident – By Lori Hammond

The most important function in property management is leasing. With no rentals, no residents; no rental income; no revenue; expenses can’t be paid, property failure results in foreclosure. Leasing is the life blood of our industry. Unfortunately, leasing positions at a property are viewed as the entry level and experience the highest volume of turnover.…

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