Security Deposit Itemizations and Rent Payment Applications

Landlords are still required to provide an itemization of deductions made to the security deposit to their former tenants within 21 days after the tenant vacates. Even with all of the COVID moratorium laws and rent deferments, landlords’ obligations to provide itemizations have not been waived. In fact, in February 2021, the State Legislature enacted…

California Rent Control Law: Legal Q & A By Dennis Block

Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels   Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block in the November issue of the AOA Magazine.  Question One:  I have a Section 8 tenant in Carson, California. The tenant has occupied the premises for the last five…

Legal Q & A By Dennis Block

Question One: I just closed on a duplex which is subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) for the City of Los Angeles. Assuming the city’s “State of Emergency” ends as of September 30, 2021, can I serve a 30-day notice to quit on September 1, 2021? My intention is to occupy the residence. Answer…

Legal Q & A By Dennis Block

Question One:  I have an apartment in the city of Garden Grove. I have two co-tenants who occupy the unit under one rental agreement. One of the tenants has failed to pay his share of the rent. Is it possible to evict that tenant only? Answer One:  When you have co-tenants, their relationship is tantamount…

DID YOU KNOW By Dennis Block

California Extends the Eviction Moratorium to September 30, 2021 Prediction – There will be no further extensions! On June 28, 2021 California adopted Assembly Bill 832 which extended the Tenant Relief Act through September 30, 2021. Under this new bill the State extended the deadline in which tenant are required to pay 25% of the…