Legal Q & A- By Franco Simone

Q: I am renting out an apartment unit. One of the applicants was arrested for assault last month but has not been convicted of the crime. I do not feel comfortable renting to someone who was arrested for assault.  Can I deny his application based on his arrest?  A: No, you may not deny a…

Legal Q & A- By Dennis Block

Question One: I am planning on leasing my single family residence. My property is located in San Diego. Am I under any restrictions with regard to the new statewide rent control law, AB 1482? Answer One: A single family residence is exempt from restrictions pursuant to AB 1482. You are free to raise the rent…

Legal Q & A by – Franco Simone, Esq.

Q:  I have tenants who have not paid rent and are claiming they have bed bugs. Can I give them a three-day notice to pay rent or quit before I inspect the unit?   A: No, you should not give a three-day notice to pay rent or quit until the bed bug inspection is completed and…

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

Question One: I have a 20 unit building in the City of San Fernando. There was a death in one of the units. I know under California law I must disclose the death to prospective tenants. Do I have to disclose this information to applicants when leasing other units in the complex?

Legal Q & A by – Dennis Block

With the passage of the Statewide Rent Control, I have been receiving a deluge of questions regarding this statute. This month, the column will be devoted to the most popular questions that I have received regarding this topic.

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1: In addition to the new statewide rent and eviction control law you wrote about last month, are there any other new laws coming up we should know about? Answer 1: Yes, there are several. One pertains to the amount of notice that will be required to impose a rent increase exceeding 10%. One…

Legal Q & A By-Franco Simone

Q: I own a six unit apartment building in San Diego County that was built in the 1980s and I would like to remodel the units next year. Am I allowed to ask my tenants to vacate under the new Tenant Protection Act of 2019?

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question: Did the new statewide rent control law I’ve been hearing about take effect? Answer: AB 1482 – the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – has been passed by the California legislature and is in front of Governor Newsom for his anticipated signature. Absent his veto, which is by all accounts extremely unlikely, AB 1482…