Legal Q & A By-Franco Simone

Q: I have a potential tenant that is an active service member. How much can I charge this tenant as a security deposit? A: When you rent a residential unit to a service member, you can only charge a security deposit equal to one month’s rent for an unfurnished property. If your property is furnished,…


Lawsuit to End State’s Eviction Ban

NEWS RELEASE Pacific Legal Foundation is representing two retirees who lease their properties at modest rates. Like millions of Americans, individual landlords have been thrown into financial turmoil by the pandemic and resulting lockdowns. Many operated on thin margins even before the pandemic, with mortgages, maintenance, and other expenses to pay. For landlords to recover…


Pandemic Property Rights Pandemonium Written by: One of Many Thousands of Frustrated, But Proud, Anonymous L.A. Housing Providers

The Judicial Council’s delay until 90-days after the COVID emergency is lifted to open the courts to hear eviction cases will devastate landlords, tenants and their families, the wellbeing of innocent tax-paying, by-standing citizens, plus people’s, the City’s and the State’s economies and, ultimately, the cause of justice.

A Response from Senator Pat Bates Regarding AB 828

Below is a copy of an email received by one of our members as a response to his complaint about AB 828. Thank you for contacting me regarding Assembly Bill 828 by Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Phil Ting and numerous co-authors. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. In short, AB 828 would…