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California Evictions Executive Order Update

On Monday, March 16, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsome issued an executive order that would give local government authority to put evictions on hold. This executive order would also slow foreclosures against homeowners and protections against utility shutoffs during the COVID-19 emergency. The order was put in place as COVID-19 affects Californians by experiencing loss of ..Read More

California Statewide Rent Control Bill Passed

The governor is set to sign and enact Assembly Bill 1482 within a few weeks which means landlords will be limited to raising rent to no more than 5% plus local inflation, which in California is 2.5% on average. The bill is now sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk and he has said he will ..Read More

Los Angeles Home-Sharing Ordinance

The Los Angeles City Council has adopted a Home-Sharing Ordinance that establishes a legal process to allow home owners or residents to rent their primary address to short term visitors. The new ordinance became effective on July 1st, 2019. The ordinance requires hosts to register their short-term rentals with the city and also requires them ..Read More

Section-8 Legislation Makes Governor’s Desk

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the California Legislature passed a bill that would make it illegal to reject a prospective tenant based on the applicant’s enrollment in Section 8. The bill, proposed by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) would ban blanket policies against considering Section 8 recipients as tenants, which would include “No Section 8” ..Read More

LA County to Vote on Permanent Rent Control Ordinance

Los Angeles County officials will vote tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 10th, 2019 to direct staff to develop a permanent rent control ordinance. The ordinance will include: Rent Increases based on the Consumer Price Index Eviction controls and “just cause” requirements Relocation assistance in certain circumstances Rent registry These supervisors and county staff members have never studied ..Read More

Tenant Screening Rental Criteria Example For Landlords – Includes FREE PDF!

Hello there! Today we will discuss some ideas to include in your rental criteria and go over an example that Patti Widget has provided to us. Having a solid idea of what you’re looking for in a tenant can save you valuable resources such as time and money. It also helps deter prospects that would ..Read More

San Diego Source of Income Discrimination Ordinance

As of August 1, 2019 it is illegal to reject potential clients based on the fact they are Section 8 recipients in the city of San Diego. What does this mean for landlords? It means that if the court finds there was some sort of violation of this new ordinance, the court will award against ..Read More

Tenant Relocation Assistance Program Information

What is tenant relocation assistance all about? When are landlords to be held responsible for paying their evicted tenants’ relocation costs? According to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), a landlord must pay monetary compensation for evicted tenant’s relocation costs only in the case where it is no fault of their own. In other words, when ..Read More

Commercial Rental Agreement for Legal Marijuana California Dispensaries

The proliferation of the “Marijuana Dispensary” in this age of the legalization of Marijuana in California has certainly attracted the attention of many owners/lessors of commercial property. If a commercial property owner or property management company wants to take advantage of the lucrative rents being paid by the owner of a Marijuana Dispensary the Commercial ..Read More

Room Rentals in Los Angeles Under LARSO

What if I rent a room in the City of Los Angeles in my house built in 1930 – Why am I subject to rent control? This is a simple question with a complicated answer. More tenants come under Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance [LARSO] than in any other city in California. The following properties ..Read More