Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman. Question 1:  Is there any update on the lawsuits against the eviction moratoriums in Oakland and Alameda County? Answer 1: Somewhat surprisingly, there is no news from the appellate court as to either of…

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Proposition 13 is Working as Intended By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

We were a bit taken aback with the recent article in the Register by reporter Teri Sforza rhetorically asking if major businesses in Orange County are paying enough property taxes. Only toward the end of the piece was there an acknowledgement that in 2020, California voters rejected the “split roll” proposal by voting against Proposition…

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What are Single-Family Renters Looking For? By Todd Katler

As more multifamily operators venture into the single-family rental market, (SFR) and build-to-rent arena, (BTR) they’re moving not only into a new real estate sector but a new renter demographic, as well.  Prospective renter preferences and expectations vary significantly, as do renter profiles, between the multifamily and single-family space. Operators must market and manage accordingly…

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Staying Competitive and Sticking to the Basics in Multifamily By Debbie Willis

Staying competitive and sticking to the basics in multifamily communities means showing residents how much on-site and property management teams care. In today’s market, we continue to see high demand in the multifamily rental industry, yet the basic priorities remain in place: leasing up properties, staying competitive, and providing quality housing. New communities have the latest…

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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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