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: My Oakland unit is listed as having a washer and dryer. Can I have the tenants pay for any repairs that may occur to the washer/dryer in the future? Answer 1:…

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: Did Oakland pass some sort of rent registration rule lately? What happens if I fail to comply? Answer 1: Yes, as reported in last month’s edition of this column, that new rule…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

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 a bill in the Legislature that is supposed to end the Ellis Act? Answer 1:  AB 854, which was moving forward in the legislature and appeared to be heading…

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 4-unit building in the City of Hawthorne. I recently formed a limited liability company (LLC) and transferred the building to this entity. Regarding the existing tenants, should…