Resident Managers: Another New Favorable Law! – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  During the past year, I have authored multiple articles for AOA members concerning the employment of resident apartment managers.  The reason for so many discussions is that the law in that field has changed numerous times during those past twelve months, and it changed once again on June 26, 2014 when the California…

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City Exempts Itself from Landlord Laws – by Deborah Lopez, SPOSFI Member

It’s a problem familiar to many San Francisco rental property owners who are saddled with long-term tenants paying far-below market rent. The owner of Midtown Park Apartments has had this problem for decades. Tenants complain all the time about the property’s deteriorating condition, and that the owner seems to do the barest minimum to alleviate…

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An Update on the Current Solar Rebate Program and Incentives – By Ted Bavin

Solar pool and hot water heating has never been more profitable… but it’s about to change. The current economic landscape for solar is excellent however, apartment and commercial property owners need to be aware that there have been (and will continue to be) many changes in the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Rebate Program. In…

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Relocation Payment Ordinance to be Challenged in Federal Court By Pacific Legal Foundation – by J. David Breemer, Attorney

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) today filed a federal court challenge to San Francisco’s new “Relocation Assistance Payment Ordinance,” because it requires rental property owners to pay their tenants oppressive and unconstitutional sums of money before the owners can regain personal use of their property — money the tenants can use for any private purpose they…

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