Los Angeles Expands Renter Protections – New Laws You Must Know By Patricia A. Harris

The city of Los Angeles has expanded renter protections.  The new protections now cover ALL RENTALS, including condominiums and single family homes in the City of L.A. NEW LAWS AND PROCEDURES Renter Protections Notice All residential rental property owners must provide a “Notice of Renters’ Protections” to tenants who begin or renew their tenancy on or…

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Open Letter to the Board of Supervisors and All Other Politicians Voting for Any Form of Rent Control!

Dear Board of Supervisors: (letter to the board of supervisors and all other politicians voting for any form of rent control., Before you pull the “my constituents need me to do this” card to cast your edict over the realm (sounds feudal, doesn’t it?) and extend the eviction moratorium, or consider some monetary threshold landlords…

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After the Ruins of the Pandemic, Will the Push for More Stringent Tenant Protections End Up Only Aggravating the Housing Crisis? – by Daniel Bornstein, Esq., Bornstein Law

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, Antioch is only the latest city in the Bay Area to enact stronger rent protections by capping rent at 3% or 60% of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever amount is less. Our earlier article discussed some of the forces at play in the spread of rent and tenant protection measures…

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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: I have a four-plex in the City of Los Angeles which is under rent control. I am doing upgrades including installing an air conditioner in each unit. The cost for these…

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IN THE NEWS: More Cities Adopt Rent Control!

California state law that allows rent hikes to rise with inflation and landlords are allowed rent increases up to 10% — as long as those properties aren’t covered by local rent control. That has increased pressure to pass stricter forms of local rent control in some cities.  Below are cities that have recently adopted their own…

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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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