Legal Q & A – By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman. Question 1:  As always, any update on the lawsuits against the eviction moratoriums in Oakland and Alameda County? Answer 1: In the City of Alameda’s lawsuit against the Alameda County moratorium (City of Alameda…

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Is California’s Drought Over? Water Providers Still Predict Shortages for 2023 By CalMatters

December has delivered a powerful punch of storms to California. But the wet weather comes with a dry dose of reality: The state’s largest reservoirs remain badly depleted, projected water deliveries are low, wells are drying up, and the Colorado River’s water, already diminished by a megadrought, is severely overallocated. Throughout California, urban water managers…

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Six Potential Benefits of Exchanging into Delaware Statutory Trust Properties By Dwight Kay, Founder and CEO Kay Properties & Investments

There are a number of potential benefits associated with exchanging into a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) 1031 property. However, it is important to note that these potential benefits should also always be carefully weighed with the potential risks that are possible with DST investments, and as with all real estate investments, investors should consult their…

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Steps to Making Public Facilities Comply With the ADA and CA Laws and Codes By Anthony C. Guichard

Owners, franchisors, architects, designers and building contractors who participate in the design and construction of shopping centers, strip centers, hotels, apartment buildings, restaurants and other places that are open to the public must ensure that these facilities comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Preventing ADA mistakes is much less expensive if the mistakes…

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California’s Residential Solar Rules Overhauled After Highly Charged Debate – by CalMatters

After a unanimous vote [in December] by the CPUC, homeowners get smaller payments from utilities, which solar companies say will slow construction of new rooftop solar projects. But new state incentives will be available. The California Public Utilities Commission overhauled the state’s rooftop solar regulations, reducing payments to homeowners for excess power but providing nearly…

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