ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS! New Mold Booklet Requirement For 2022!

New Law for California Landlords Beginning January 1, 2022, residential landlords shall provide the booklet “Information on Dampness and Mold for Renters in California”.  This booklet must be given to prospective residential tenants prior to entering the rental or lease agreement, in accordance with the 2001 Toxic Mold Protection Act (HSC #26148). The booklet, which…

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Legal Q & A by Franco Simone

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Franco Simone.   Q: My rental property has a significant amount of deferred maintenance. I do not have money to fix the property and so I make sure to include in my leases that the property…

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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: My property is located in Vista, California. My original tenant went missing and her brother and stranger stayed in possession. I accepted rent from the stranger for two months and now…

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California Cracks Down on Fraudulent Practices Surrounding Emotional Support Animals

For rental housing providers who feel compelled to make the “reasonable accommodation” of allowing an emotional support animal in the rental unit for fear of a costly lawsuit by a tenant claiming a disability, this concern will soon be assuaged. AB 468 is the new emotional support animal law. After beating back recall efforts, a reinvigorated…

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California Rent Control Law: Legal Q & A By Dennis Block

Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels   Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block in the November issue of the AOA Magazine.  Question One:  I have a Section 8 tenant in Carson, California. The tenant has occupied the premises for the last five…

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