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:  Is there any update on the lawsuits against the eviction moratoriums in Oakland and Alameda County? Answer 1: Somewhat surprisingly, there is no news from the appellate court as to either of…

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Proposition 13 is Working as Intended By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

We were a bit taken aback with the recent article in the Register by reporter Teri Sforza rhetorically asking if major businesses in Orange County are paying enough property taxes. Only toward the end of the piece was there an acknowledgement that in 2020, California voters rejected the “split roll” proposal by voting against Proposition…

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This is How Much Money You’ll Get from the California Gas Rebate By CalMatters

California is sending money directly to millions of residents to help with rising costs and high gas prices. The payments, which started going out October 7, range from $200 to $1,050, depending on income and other factors. About 18 million payments will be distributed over the next few months, benefiting up to 23 million Californians. The cash payouts…

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What are Single-Family Renters Looking For? By Todd Katler

As more multifamily operators venture into the single-family rental market, (SFR) and build-to-rent arena, (BTR) they’re moving not only into a new real estate sector but a new renter demographic, as well.  Prospective renter preferences and expectations vary significantly, as do renter profiles, between the multifamily and single-family space. Operators must market and manage accordingly…

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Management Tips From MRLANDLORD.COM By Jeff Taylor, (Shared by landlords nationwide)

A landlord looking to improve, commented and asked the following question on tenant screening:  “I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years that I’ve been renting out apartments. I wonder if my tenant search process could be improved. Here’s how I do it. First, I post ads online; Zillow, Craigslist, etc., with pictures and my phone number.…

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Staying Competitive and Sticking to the Basics in Multifamily By Debbie Willis

Staying competitive and sticking to the basics in multifamily communities means showing residents how much on-site and property management teams care. In today’s market, we continue to see high demand in the multifamily rental industry, yet the basic priorities remain in place: leasing up properties, staying competitive, and providing quality housing. New communities have the latest…

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