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 leased a condominium to a tenant less than a year ago. I have learned that the tenant has advertised the unit through apartments.com and is subletting the unit to other people. The…
Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman. Question 1: Did the state renew the eviction moratorium law that was supposed to expire March 31? Answer 1: Yes. The original statewide law meant to address the pandemic rental crisis – AB…
The tenant screening landscape post-COVID has changed. Are there any adjustments that you need to make to be able to continue to find the best applicant for your rental property? Because state and local eviction moratoriums and tenant protection laws made it relatively easy to game the system, the number of bad rental candidates has…
The National Apartment Association (NAA) has joined a lawsuit filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), “challenging the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) overreaching eviction-moratorium order,” according to a release.
One of the most crucial aspects in tenant screening is that of checking your prospective tenant’s landlord references. Unfortunately, some tenants have been known to make up references or list friends or family members as previous landlords. There are even companies that hire themselves out to pose as landlords.
Before you put a tenant in your vacancy, be sure to thoroughly screen them. When you have a system in place and you perform your due diligence on ALL applicants, the chances are, you will NOT end up with a deadbeat tenant. Below are seven steps to follow when screening your prospective tenants.
One of my favorite old westerns is “El Dorado”. It stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Yes, it has James Caan and Arthur Honeycutt. And more importantly, it has Charlotte Holt and the cutest Cary, Michelle and of course, the golden tunes of George Alexander singing the theme song.
Progressives in California, more than elsewhere, forget the history and inspiration behind the founding of the United States. Over every system of government – with divided powers among the three branches of government – reflects an effort to ensure that political power never becomes consolidated in one person or institution.
The below letter was sent to the Honorable Ben Allen, Henry Stern and Scott Wiener. Friends: Awhile back, I was invited by the Los Angeles County Jewish Federation to monitor and audit an online seminar. Senator Ben Allen participated.
Landlords are always concerned about safety issues in their investment property. But there is no better time than during the holidays to remind your tenants of some basic steps they can take to keep themselves and the property they live in safe. Holiday decorations present many “opportunities” for landlords to encounter additional liability.