Ignore the Naysayers, Proposition 13 is Still Working After All These Years by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

In most of America, one of the worst impacts of high inflation is a sharp rise in property taxes. But that’s not the case in California. True, housing prices are some of the highest in the nation, due mostly to government policies restricting supply. But homeowners are protected by Proposition 13’s cap on annual increases…

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Landlords of Alameda County: How an Eviction Ban Stole One Couple’s American Dream by Brittany Hunter, Pacific Legal Foundation

In Alameda County, California, a pandemic-era eviction ban has been in place for almost three years, even though COVID no longer poses the same threat it once did. As a result, “mom and pop” landlords have found themselves losing their livelihoods and dealing with problematic, and sometimes violent, tenants with no way to get rid…

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Exclusive Video Content Now Available and Upgrades to Membership

Exclusive Member-Only Video Content We are thrilled to announce that four new videos have been added to your AOA member account, featuring expert presentations on California building code violations and habitability issues. You will find an excellent habitability seminar presented by landlord / tenant attorney Michael Brennan inside your AOA account.  In addition, we’re excited…

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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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