Letters to the Editor

“Sent to the Hollywood Hoodlums in Council” We cannot continue to provide housing and not have income to cover mortgage, insurance, repairs and taxes.  No other businesses were required to do that and look how many restaurants and small stores like nail and hair salons closed. We have not received rent in over a year…

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California’s Eviction Moratorium Extension: What’s in it for Tenants and Landlords? By CalMatters

California renters, who are still struggling to pay the rent even as the pandemic wanes, will be shielded from eviction through September 30th, under a last-minute deal announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. In statements, Newsom and legislative leaders who negotiated the new protections said they would keep families from falling through the…

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The Unintended Consequences of CDC’s National Eviction Moratorium By Luke Wake, Attorney – Pacific Legal Foundation

Newton’s third law of physics is that for every action in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That rule also seems to apply in the business world when it comes to regulation of free enterprise. That is to say that regulation always has unintended consequences—some predictable, others less obvious. And that rule is…

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Pandemic Pricing is Over, As Rents Rise Rapidly in Most Areas By The Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

Pandemic pricing is officially over, as rent growth has now been outpacing prior-year averages for several months, according to the latest report from Apartment List. “The national median rent has now officially surpassed the level where we expect it would have been if the pandemic had never happened,” wrote housing economists Chris Salviati, Igor Popov, and…

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The Anti-Tenant Harassment Ordinance and the War on Property Owners! (Anonymous Submitted contribution)

The City of Los Angeles is poised to enact a so-called “anti-tenant harassment” ordinance which would prospectively criminalize aspects of residential income property ownership in that: Any attempt to contact a resident regarding delinquent rent could be construed as “harassment” under the ordinance – (unconstitutionally ambiguous). A property owner could be subject to criminal prosecution…

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