Legal Q & A -Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California and Orange County rent control laws, followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: I recently bought a building with nine units. I was told by the seller that one unit had not paid rent in the last six months. As part…

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Tackling L.A.’s Housing Crisis Head-On in 2024: A Brighter Future in Sight By Andres Piracon of LA Expedite

Los Angeles grapples with a profound challenge: a pressing shortage of affordable housing. Skyrocketing home prices and rents have placed immense strain on residents, leaving many struggling to meet their housing needs. However, amidst these challenges, 2024 presents a glimmer of hope as innovative solutions begin to emerge. The Scope of the Issue Los Angeles…

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As Human Trafficking Surges, Multifamily Has a Role in the Solution By Stephanie Anderson

Human trafficking is a global tragedy and a $99-million-a-year criminal enterprise in the nation with only about 1% of victims currently being rescued, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. With January being National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, educating every employee in a company is critical to identifying potential victims and increasing the rescue rate. …

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Property Management Headaches? Consider a DST 1031 Investment By Sam Bhushan and Becky Eriksson-Ylagan

Let’s face it, active management is a challenge. Although often considered a passive investment, owning rental properties requires a lot of attention, time, and yes, money. Facing the terrible Ts — Tenants, Toilets, Trash, Turmoil, Termites! — creates stress, conflict, and strife for many landlords.  According to the Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS)1, the majority…

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How Property Ownership Empowered a Black Community to Thrive in the Post-Reconstruction Era By Brittany Hunter, Pacific Legal Foundation

The Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction era were fraught with tumult as the southern states struggled with economic devastation and ever-mounting racial tensions. With the end of the Civil War came the end of slavery and a burgeoning hope for racial equality. The newly ratified Fourteenth Amendment declared what the laws of nature had long since established:…

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Legal Q& A By: Franco Simone, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California property management, followed by answers provided by the law firm of Simone and Blevins.   Q: I am renting out a condo in Chula Vista. I am now receiving notice from my tenants that the house has habitability issues, as there is no central heating…

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Legal Q & A 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 recently bought a building with nine units. I was told by the seller that one unit had not paid rent in the last six months. As part of the escrow,…

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