Recently, a San Francisco judge upheld the validity of a local special tax that failed to secure a two-thirds vote of the city electorate as required both by Proposition 13 (1978) and Proposition 218 (1996), also known as the Right to Vote on Taxes Act. Both initiatives were sponsored by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.…Details
California Lawmakers – They Just Don’t Get It, But Landlords Are Fighting Back! By – Patricia A. Harris
It appears that the state of California believes that the housing shortage should be placed on the shoulders of housing providers and the politicians continue to burden them with new laws in an attempt to solve the problem. They chisel away at private property rights and place more and more restrictive laws on the people…Details
For the property thief, the decision to commit a crime on an apartment property is a risk versus reward exercise. The risk of committing this crime is the chance of getting caught, losing the property, and possibly their freedom.
The Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance became effective on August 1, 2019. Landlords who own any multi-family residential rental housing in buildings consisting of at least four residential housing units are required to pay relocation assistance to tenants in the following cases:
Hello everybody. Here’s a quick question: Is an apartment building a business establishment? Here’s the quick answer: Yes! In 1959, California enacted the Unruh Civil Rights Act and named it after its author, Jesse Unruh. The Act’s principal objective was (and still is) to prevent many types of unreasonable discrimination by business establishments. Business establishments…Details
How to Get Two or Three Times More Rent and Much Better Tenants – Without Section 8 by – Nick Sidoti, R.A.M.
You have heard it all before. Some of us have even said it ourselves – “Being a landlord can be a pain.” Most people in this country will agree that it makes a lot of sense to buy property and invest in real estate. We also know all the benefits of investing in real estate.…Details
Last month, Los Angeles County joined a growing list of entities suing Southern California Edison, seeking to hold the utility accountable amid hints that its damaged electrical equipment may have sparked the devastating Woolsey fire.
HUD Charges Landlords with Discrimination for Not Allowing Assistance Cat By – the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal
Landlords who refused to allow a single mother with a daughter who needs an assistance cat to rent a townhome has been charged with housing discrimination, according to a release. The woman had already signed a lease and explained to the landlords that her oldest daughter, who has mental disabilities, needed the assistance cat –…Details
Many apartment investors don’t like debt, so rather than refinancing, they would prefer to pay off their loans. Why get a new loan when you’d prefer to have no loan? If that describes you, you may want to reconsider. Used wisely, debt is a powerful tool that can help you reach your short- and long-term…Details
Question One: I have a rent control apartment in the City of Los Angeles. I have a tenant who brought in an extra person without my permission. What are my options? Answer One: You have two options. Your first option would be to serve a 3 Day Notice to Perform or Quit, which would give…Details