Los Angeles Expands Renter Protections – New Laws You Must Know By Patricia A. Harris

The city of Los Angeles has expanded renter protections.  The new protections now cover ALL RENTALS, including condominiums and single family homes in the City of L.A. NEW LAWS AND PROCEDURES Renter Protections Notice All residential rental property owners must provide a “Notice of Renters’ Protections” to tenants who begin or renew their tenancy on or…

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Open Letter to the Board of Supervisors and All Other Politicians Voting for Any Form of Rent Control!

Dear Board of Supervisors: (letter to the board of supervisors and all other politicians voting for any form of rent control., Before you pull the “my constituents need me to do this” card to cast your edict over the realm (sounds feudal, doesn’t it?) and extend the eviction moratorium, or consider some monetary threshold landlords…

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How to Maximize Your Multifamily Property’s NOI with Utility Billing Best Practices in 2023 By Livable

Utility cost recovery is critical to maximizing a multifamily property’s NOI. Non-payments (and late payments) impact cash flow and the homeowner or property manager’s ability to properly budget. Of course, a number of factors impact utility cost recovery. But (arguably) the most important – resident billing itself – is too often overlooked. Why does billing matter…

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Perspective: COPA’s “Housing Hole” Will Only Worsen Prices/Shortage By Opportunity Now

Frequent commentator and housing provider Dean Hotop shares his tongue-in-cheek “wish” for the SJCC to pass [Community Opportunity to Purchase Act] COPA in the new year — highlighting how the initiative will weaken the free market, drive up housing stock costs, and disempower local homebuyers. What’s Your One Big Wish for Local Government for 2023?…

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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: My building is subject to Statewide Rent Control (AB-1482). I have a tenant that is in violation of the lease by having an additional occupant that is not permitted. I served…

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