Tenants’ Rights Advocates Reach Landmark Settlement on Behalf of Californians Struggling With Pandemic Rent Debt

The agreement requires the California Department of Housing & Community Development to give pending and denied applicants a fair chance to receive Covid-19 rental assistance June 5, 2023 – A landmark settlement has been reached in a case brought by tenants’ rights advocates alleging that the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) unconstitutionally…

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When it Comes to Residential Wi-Fi, Invest in a Managed Solution with a Measurable Difference By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

It’s easy to know who is winning when you keep score. To evaluate the quality of managed Wi-Fi solutions in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDU), property owners typically keep score by looking at the hard numbers that drive costs up. These include the following: Number of resident complaints about the Wi-Fi per month Hours of Wi-Fi downtime…

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SCOTUS Ruled Home Equity Theft Unconstitutional …What Comes Next? By Jim Manley, Esq.

In a unanimous decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled home equity theft unconstitutional, securing an individual’s right to just compensation when their property is seized. For years, Pacific Legal Foundation has argued that home equity theft—when governments satisfy property tax debt by taking a person’s home, selling it, and keeping more than the amount owed—violates the…

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2023-2024 California’s Maximum Rent Increases for Units Covered by AB 1482 (Tenant Protection Act)

The announced maximum allowable increases for 2023, applicable to properties covered by AB 1482 (The California Tenant Protection Act) will go into effect August 1, 2023, and will be in place until the end of July, 2024. The maximum allowable increase is calculated by adding five percent to the Consumer Price Index for the respective…

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Legal Q & A Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block.   Question One: I normally do not permit dogs in my building. This one applicant pleaded with me to allow him to have a small dog and I am considering his request. Is…

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