What is AOA Giving Away? By Ari Chazanas

As an apartment owner, you already have a lot on your plate, which is why becoming a member of a local apartment owners association, such as the Apartment Owners Association of California, Inc., (AOA) can be extremely beneficial for your success! During the COVID-19 pandemic, constant changes can be overwhelming. Apartment owners’ associations provide invaluable…

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Legal Q & A By Franco Simone

Q: My tenant has not been affected by COVID-19 and their failure to pay rent is not related to COVID-19. They gave me a Declaration of COVID-19 Related Financial Distress. Does my tenant have to prove that they are affected by COVID-19? A: No, currently there is no requirement for the tenant to prove they…

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Tenant Relief Act – Extended

The Tenant Relief Act was to end rent protections for tenants commencing with rent owed on Did You Know February 1, 2021. Under the original statute, a standard 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit could be served and an eviction could thereafter be filed. Unfortunately, on January 29, 2021 the Governor and the State…

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Small Commercial Landlord Fights Los Angeles County Eviction Ban By Damien M. Schiff

The following information explains Iten V. County of Los Angeles, a federal lawsuit filed by Pacific Legal Foundation to defend constitutional property protections. It is reprinted here with permission. Howard Iten is a retired auto mechanic who greatly depends on rental income from his one commercial property in Lawndale, California. His current tenant, however, is an…

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ADUs – One Way to Address Prop. 19’s Inheritance Tax Basis Increase By Mercedes Shaffer

The recent passage of Prop 19 eliminates the parent-child and grandparent-grandchild exclusion from reassessment for properties other than a “family home.” As of February 16, 2021, if you transfer your property to your children (or, grandchildren, if the parents are deceased), via any means (gifts, sale, hybrid, estate plan after your passing, etc.) that property…

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