Questions and Answers

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:  What is the latest on the lawsuits against the eviction moratoriums in Oakland and Alameda County? Answer 1: As of November 21, when last checked, there is no news from the…

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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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Duplex Housing Law Met with Fierce Resistance – by California Cities By CalMatters

Cities around the state are trying to circumvent California’s new law allowing duplexes to be built on properties previously zoned as single-family. Their methods include everything from removing parking and forbidding vehicle ownership to requiring arbitrary amounts of mature vegetation. The state housing department is gearing up to send stern warnings to cities trying to…

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6 Trigger Words and Questions Every Landlord Should Listen For – By the Editors of the Rental Housing Journal

You can hardly turn on a television or read a newsfeed where you don’t encounter the term “trigger words.”  While there are some universally accepted trigger words, like racial or ethnic slurs, most people or groups have their own unique lexicon of words that send them immediately into orbit.  Our industry is no different, and…

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Rent Control

Property Owners of Units in Alameda Subject to Rent Control! By the City of Alameda

Beginning May 1, 2022, landlords of most Alameda rental units may serve their tenant with rent increase notices of no more than 2.7%, after the Alameda City Council adopted new legislation altering the moratorium on rent increases. The change applies to multi-unit properties built prior to February 1995, which are subject to a cap on the annual…

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Telephones

Lawsuit Filed Against LA County and AOA’s State-wide Phone Campaign!

Alameda County, Los Angeles County, and multiple cities throughout the state continue to extend baseless eviction bans. April 1st is actually Day 742 of the housing provider hostage crisis. Our local politicians’ actions show that they do not care about the pain and suffering that they are causing housing providers. Their main priority is the…

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