Posts Filed Under Landlord Legal Issues

Things Landlords Should Never Do

Managing a rental property can be a bit overwhelming, at times, particularly so since the massive national lock-downs ordered by Federal and State authorities due to Covid-19 have affected the livability of non-essential workers and those unable to do some sort of home office.  The help provided to struggling tenants is perceived to be completely ..Read More

Legit Reasons to Halt Jury Trials for Unlawful Detainers

It’s no secret that landlords feel like they are getting the short end of the stick during the numerous rent moratoriums on federal, state and local levels of government due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. What’s worse is nobody seems to be talking about how these moratoriums are messing with owner’s constitutional rights such as ..Read More

It is Time for Landlords to Fight for the Civil Liberties of Due Process

To our valued clients, We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during this unprecedented time. With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), many changes have occurred concerning ALL litigation and how evictions have been and are going to be handled. To keep you best prepared, I wanted to make you aware of these changes; ..Read More

Top 15 Landlord Tax Deductions

Rental property owners have many ways to save money and reduce their taxes by understanding the U.S. tax code and knowing how to use deductions. The first step is understanding there are two types of expenses and what qualifies as an expense that landlords can deduct from their taxes. The two types of expenses are ..Read More

Should Landlords Set Up an LLC for a Rental Property?

A Limited Liability company or LLC is a business structure that has several advantages for real estate investments as well as costs. The compelling reason to set up an LLC is that it limits the liability of the owner to the corporation rather than the owner’s personal assets if problems occur with tenant legal issues ..Read More

California Assembly Bill 1482 FAQs

What is AB 1482? AB 1482 is a California state-wide rent control bill that was signed by Governor Newsome on October 8th, 2019. It will take effect as of January 1, 2020 but covers any rent increases made as of March 15, 2019. This bill caps annual rent increases at 5% plus Consumer Price Index  ..Read More

Marijuana: Should California Landlords Allow Tenants to Smoke & Grow it?

With California and several other states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, many landlords are understandably confused by conflicting state and federal laws regarding its use, and if tenants with prescriptions for the medical use of marijuana entitles them to rights as a protected class under the Americans with Disabilities act. Whether you personally approve ..Read More

Important California Legislative Updates for 2020

As the legislative session for 2019 in California comes to a close, there are many new laws that will affect landlords. One legislation that stands out is AB1482 which is California’s statewide rent caps and just cause eviction law. You can find additional information on other important updates you should take into consideration for 2020, ..Read More

Family Child Care Homes in Rental Property in California

Did you know that one-third of California children cared for in a licensed setting are in family child care homes? This makes family child care an important source for parents looking for a home-like atmosphere, flexible hours and the convenience of location. This also makes it important for landlords to understand the legal bases of ..Read More

California Cities Rush to Pass AB 1482 Stopgap Urgency Ordinances

California’s landmark Assembly Bill 1482 that’s about to take effect Jan 1, 2020 has caused many cities to enact stopgap urgency ordinances to prevent landlords from evicting tenants without cause before the new law takes effect.  These laws are aimed at preventing evictions without “Just cause” until Assembly Bill 1482 is implemented that regulates annual ..Read More

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