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: My tenant issued a 30-day notice to vacate in the middle of the month. My rent is due on the first.  On the first day of the following month, can I demand that the tenant pay a full month’s rent and then prorate the balance upon the day she vacates? Answer One: On…

Tenant Relief Act – Extended

The Tenant Relief Act was to end rent protections for tenants commencing with rent owed on Did You Know February 1, 2021. Under the original statute, a standard 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit could be served and an eviction could thereafter be filed. Unfortunately, on January 29, 2021 the Governor and the State…

Did You Know By- Dennis Block

Why You Shield Your Personal Assets with an LLC  An LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a type of legal entity that protects an owner’s personal assets and separates them from the business assets of owning and running a rental property investment. While there are many different types of business entities, LLCs are among the…

Legal Q & A By- Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant who has failed to pay rent since December 1, 2019. I was trying to work with her, but she is now claiming that due to the Coronavirus, she cannot make any payments. I have now heard that the courts are not allowing the filing of any eviction actions. What…