Did You Know by – Dennis Block

Tenant Death in a Unit California law requires that prospective tenant be informed where there has been a death in a unit. This disclosure must continue for a 3-year period. It is only where the actual death occurred in the unit. It also does not apply to other units on the property, only that unit…

DID YOU KNOW – Dennis Block

 California’s attempt at stabilizing the rental market with the passage of the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 will soon prove to be a failure of epic proportions. Proponents of this bill argue that rent control is needed to maintain some degree of affordability in high-price areas, but they couldn’t be more wrong. What California really…

DID YOU KNOW? By – Dennis Block

Failure to Pay a Security Deposit It is unwise for landlords to lease a unit without first obtaining the required security deposit. Promises to pay the security deposit at a later time or in installments, will usually result in an eviction action being filed. If this is your situation, be advised that you do not…

Did You Know By – Dennis Block

Comfort Pets Check out this commonplace occurrence. A prospective tenant fills out an application and indicated that she has no pets. A lease is signed which states that this is a “no pet” building. After the deal is consummated, the tenant presents a letter from a doctor who indicates that she has a disability and…

Did You Know by- Dennis Block

Laundry Leases When you purchase a building, you are subject to all existing leases. Laundry leases entered into by the previous owner now become your lease upon purchase. Typically, leases like this should have been disclosed during the escrow process. Many laundry leases have very long terms and grant the laundry company additional option periods…

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,…

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…