Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: What is the procedure when a tenant, in mid–lease, is suspected of abandoning an apartment unit? Answer One: You should serve a notice to enter the dwelling. You may choose the reason that you are entering the unit to determine if the premises have been abandoned. If you do not have a key…

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1: We have a ‘no pet’ policy. What documentation is accepted if a tenant claims to need a service animal? Is there a difference if it is an emotional support animal? There is one tenant at our property with “service animal” paperwork from their doctor. We are getting inquiries from other tenants who want…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Question 1:  I missed the AOA seminar on the upcoming Costa Hawkins/Proposition 10 vote. Can you summarize what I missed? Answer 1: Yes. In a nutshell, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act law was passed in 1995, and was designed to do three primary things. First, it eliminated what is known as “vacancy control, “which is…

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I have a tenant that has filed a claim against me. He tripped in the swimming pool area. I truly believe that he has faked his injury. My insurance company is in the process of investigating this claim. It should be noted that for the last year, this tenant has never paid his…