Prop. 13 Tax Protection in Danger! By – Jon Coupal

Dear Dan:  You may recall from our last President’s Circle update that we predicted very rough waters for California taxpayers after the November election.  Regrettably, we were right. Sacramento politicians are now trying to outdo each other in conjuring up new ways to tax California homeowners, citizen taxpayers and businesses both large and small.  And,…

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2020 Split Roll Measure Must be Defeated!

The below article is from the California Business Properties Association. Established in 1972, CBPA proudly serves as the legislative and regulatory advocate for property owners, tenants, developers, retailers, contractors, land use attorneys, brokers, and other professionals in the industry by representing their interests at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.

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Vote NO on Measure EE!

If you own or rent an apartment, office, commercial, or industrial space in an area of Los Angeles County that is serviced by the Los Angeles Unified School District, you must read this. It does not matter if you are an owner or renter, as a result your property taxes and/or your rent will be…

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Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1:  I have a question regarding getting additional security deposit from a tenant in a rent controlled Oakland apartment. Tenant has been in building in Oakland for 20 years. Security deposit is currently $725.00. Current rent is $1,277.00. Would like to increase security deposit to $1300. Can I do so? What form do I…

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Do you want a utility company monopoly?

Dear AOA Members – I am writing to inform you about an important proceeding underway at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could impact 90 percent of property owners in Southern California, including apartment owners. On the heels of soft-story retrofits, new solar requirements, and a proposed new parcel tax in Los Angeles (please…

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