Vote NO on Measure EE!

If you own or rent an apartment, office, commercial, or industrial space in an area of Los Angeles County that is serviced by the Los Angeles Unified School District, you must read this. It does not matter if you are an owner or renter, as a result your property taxes and/or your rent will be…

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Did You Know? By – Dennis Block

Rent Increases Limited to 10% During Declared State of Emergencies The statute applies immediately after the President of the United States, the Governor of California, or city or county executive officer declares a state of emergency resulting from any natural or manmade disaster, such as an earthquake, flood, fire, riot, or storm. In that instance,…

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New Tax Proposals are Unnecessary and Hurt the Middle-Class By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

No one disputes that California has a big budget surplus. According to the Office of the Legislative Analyst, California has budget reserves in excess of $18 billion. Our budget reserves exceed the entire state budget of eighteen other states. One would think that the funds available for discretionary spending would chill any appetite for higher…

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DID YOU KNOW? – By Dennis Block

Accepting Rent If you serve a Notice to Quit on your tenant, you cannot accept rent past the expiration of that notice. Acceptance of the rent would invalidate your termination notice. If the tenant tenders you the full rental amount, you cannot accept it and then tender back that portion which extends beyond the expiration…

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Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I served a 60 day notice to vacate to a tenant who is on a month-to-month tenancy. The notice will expire in the middle of the following month. How should I handle it if the tenant attempts to pay the full amount of the rent on the first? This tenant in the past…

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