Legal Q & A By Franco Simone

Q: I am a landlord and my previous tenant owes me money. What is the procedure to file a small claims lawsuit? A: You will first need to prepare and file a Plaintiff’s Claim and Order to go to Small Claims Court (SC-100). This form is found online or purchased at the San Diego Superior…

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The State is Taking Away Your Livelihood!

The below article was written by Mercedes Shaffer, an agent with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.   For the past year and a half, the eviction moratorium forced landlords to bear the burden of providing appropriate housing for tenants who, in turn, only had to pay little to none of their rent if they said they…

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Supreme Court Tells Federal Court to Hear San Francisco Lifetime Lease Case By Deborah La Fetra

[In July], the United States Supreme Court announced that courts must hear our case Pakdel v. City and County of San Francisco, which challenges a San Francisco ordinance that forces land owners to provide lifetime leases to tenants. In the Court’s opinion, they removed barriers to bringing property rights cases in federal court. In 2009, Peyman Pakdel and his wife bought an apartment…

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First Line of Defense!!! Reduce Risk & Liability By Jim Maxey

Fire extinguishers are the first line of defense for your property against fire.  Fire extinguishers are most effectively utilized when they are readily available in sufficient number and have adequate extinguishing capacity.  Most building fires occur around laundry rooms, elevator/electrical rooms, parking areas, building trash bins, and kitchens.  If a fire occurs, remember to evacuate…

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