L.A. City Eviction Moratorium and Federal Litigation [Open Letters to David Chiu, Governor Newsom and the Los Angeles Daily Journal] By Michael Millman

To the Los Angeles Journal: What’s most disturbing is that the City Council and others passed a “moratorium” which restricts and prevents landlords from imposing the annual, rental-mandated, municipal rent increase.  Under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, the tenants’ rent may be lawfully increased each year based upon the Consumer Price Index.  There’s a ceiling of…

Legal Q & A By-Richard Beckman

Question 1: I have a tenant in a Lake County single family residence who is not paying rent. Moreover, the County has posted a notice of abatement citing accumulated household trash and other issues that are causing a health and safety issue. The abatement orders were issued 7/28/20.  My understanding of the COVID-19 moratorium is…