Q&A

Legal Q & A By Dennis Block

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 have a rent-controlled unit in the City of Los Angeles. My tenant recently passed away. His adult son, who was not on lease, was occupying the apartment with his father. He…

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Security Deposit Refunds

How to Mitigate Escalating Charges Against Tenant Security Deposits By Renee Engelen

As a professional property manager, I am committed to balancing the legal and ethical obligations to residents of rental dwelling units; providing safe and habitable housing, while simultaneously serving the owners’ financial interests. When landlord’s and tenant’s opinions do not align, conflicts often occur – sometimes, to a level of irreconcilable differences. However, those conflicts…

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