Are Your Building’s Balconies Safe with Dry Rot? (California’s SB 721 and SB 326 Mandate Compliance by Statutory Deadlines) By Omid Ghanadiof, EEEAdvisor Engineering

As the deadline for the California Balcony Laws SB 721 and SB 326 comes closer and closer, the California-based engineering inspection company, here are more tips for inspections of your buildings and apartments to ensure you can comply correctly and easily. What Must Be Inspected?  Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs) These two state laws are designed…

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IN THE NEWS: Governor Newsom Signed Anti-Wage-Garnishment Bill into Law

SACRAMENTO — Low and middle-income Californians who are struggling to keep up with back-due debt will be able to retain a greater share of their paychecks to avoid falling deeper down a financial hole under legislation signed today by Governor Gavin Newsom. SB 1477, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), will provide important relief for…

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Seven Habits of Highly Successful Property Managers By John Triplett

What are seven habits of highly successful property managers? Buildium.com did a webinar to explore seven ways that property managers can better organize their daily routines while the chaos of property management problems rage around them. Here are the habits courtesy of Buildium. No. 1 – Make Communication a Core Competency “Create templates for everything, from emails…

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Should You Give Your Tenant’s Holiday Gifts?

Christmas and Hanukkah will again be different this year – circumstances may have affected some landlord/tenant relationships.  Some tenants may owe you months of rent due to job loss or sickness.  Some may be dishonestly taking advantage of the laws allowing them to “defer” rental payments.    Also, circumstances may have changed with housing providers.  Having…

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Legal Q & A By Dennis Block, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: I own a 27-unit apartment building in Los Angeles, which is not under rent control. We had a six-month lease with one of the tenants, and currently, the tenancy is month-to-month.…

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Proposition 19 Was a Total Bait and Switch, Proposition 30 This Year Is, Too – By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Before voters get too consumed with the upcoming November election and the myriad of special-interest initiatives on the ballot, let’s take a moment to review a harsh lesson in ballot measure “bait and switch” tactics, specifically Proposition 19 from November 2020. What happened with that measure could easily repeat itself with one of the initiatives…

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