One would think that if it’s the job of an Assemblyman to write a bill that impacts an entire state, then it would be done correctly the first time! Apparently, Mr. Chiu, the author of “Tenant Welfare” 1482, has created a lot of confusion throughout the state by writing one thing into law while meaning…Details
Attention Landlords: There is a Rent Freeze in the Unincorporated Areas of Los Angeles and Glendale By – Patricia A. Harris
Recently, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to enforce a six- month temporary Rent Control Ordinance for Unincorporated Los Angeles that took effect December 20, 2018. Annual rent increases are limited to 3% once a year and will be retroactive dating back to September 11, 2018.
Deck and balcony safety is an important issue, and as a home or property owner it is important to stay on top of newly passed laws regarding this topic to ensure your buildings are always in compliance.
You want the best tenants in your property, so you have to be choosey, particular or… dare I say … “discriminatory”! But not all forms of discrimination are illegal. It is illegal discrimination only when you discriminate against people who are a member of a “protected” class.
Can Rent Control Be Abolished? Rent control makes housing less affordable to anyone seeking housing in a rent-controlled market. Even people who already have a “great deal” under rent control become prisoners of their own apartment. They can never move because it means being thrown into the shadow market, where prices may be three or…Details
Hello everybody. Most everyone hopes that 2019 will bring about a strong economy, lower taxes, world peace, and other important things like that. As the legal writer for the Apartment Owners Association, my hope and 2019 New Year’s Resolution wish for AOA members is more modest, but nonetheless extremely important. In fact, it is the…Details
In September of 2018, the King Country Housing Justice Project and the Seattle Women’s Commission released a report they conducted of filed unlawful detainer actions in the City of Seattle in 2017.
Question 1: What is the maximum amount we can charge for application/screening fee for our applicants applying for rentals?
When it comes time to refinance your property, you want an easy process that gets you the best pricing. If you’re not prepared, it could hurt you with a higher interest rate, lower loan proceeds and an agonizing experience. Below are the top five issues I see investors encounter when refinancing their properties.