Legal Q & A -Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California and Orange County rent control laws, followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: I recently bought a building with nine units. I was told by the seller that one unit had not paid rent in the last six months. As part…

Legal Q & A Dennis Block for LA

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block.   Question One: I heard that we can no longer charge a security deposit equal to two months’ rent. How did this become the law? I do not feel comfortable only charging a…

Legal Q & A By Richard Beckman, Esq.

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman. Question 1: Did Oakland pass some sort of rent registration rule lately? What happens if I fail to comply? Answer 1: Yes, as reported in last month’s edition of this column, that new rule…

Legal Q & A by Richard Beckman

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Richard Beckman.   Question 1: Is there a bill in the Legislature that is supposed to end the Ellis Act? Answer 1:  AB 854, which was moving forward in the legislature and appeared to be heading…

Legal Q & A by Franco Simone

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California property management and resident manager laws followed by answers provided by Attorney Franco Simone.   Q: I am a landlord of a small apartment building.  I am reviewing the new lease that I want to use this year. I want to make sure I can…

Legal Q & A by Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney, Dennis Block.   Question One: I have a 4-unit building in the City of Hawthorne. I recently formed a limited liability company (LLC) and transferred the building to this entity. Regarding the existing tenants, should…