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Archive for October, 2014

Lawsuit Filed Over Oakland’s Systematic Unfairness to Landlords! – By Pacific Legal Foundation

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 Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a national property rights organization, today stepped in to lead a legal fight against Oakland’s unfair — and illegal — treatment of rental property owners who try to challenge arbitrary fees and liens. [...]

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Something to Think About #25 – Mortgage Carry – By Klarise Yahya, Commercial Loan Broker – BRE: 00957107 – MLO: 249261

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 The first part of this article will define the terms. The second part will review the use of capitalization rates, a critical element of mortgage carry calculations. The third section will address the [...]

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Legal Q & A Tenants vs. Lodgers – by Franco Simone, Esq.

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Q:  What is the difference between a tenant and a lodger? [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

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Question 1: A tenant in my Oakland duplex is late on rent. I am sending the 3 days to pay or quit notice but I wonder if I can write the $50.00 late fee into that notice. How am I to let my tenant know that he is responsible to pay the late fee per the lease he signed? [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

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Question One:  I served my tenant with a 60 day notice to vacate which will expire on October 16, 2014. The tenant has sent me the full rent for October and states that he will not be vacating. What are my options? [...]

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Who Has to Pay a Resident Manager’s Cell Phone Bill? – By Dale S. Alberstone, Esq.

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Hello everybody.   My discussion this month deals with the topic of whether an apartment owner or management company must pay the cell phone bill of its resident manager who uses a personal cell phone for work-related matters.  [...]

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In the Life of a Landlord – By Jeffrey Taylor, “Mr. Landlord”

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Today I had a tenant in tears – but not because she was sad. A couple with a young child has been renting from me for a year during a low-paid graduate internship for the wife. They will be moving back home at the end of July. This morning I had some appointments scheduled to see the house [...]

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It’s here!

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The FREE “Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference”!

Wednesday, October 15th at the Los Angeles Convention Center – West Hall B [...]

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We Must Protect Prop 13 and Stop Fraud and Corruption at the Assessor’s Office – By John Morris, Candidate for Los Angeles County Assessor

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Every newspaper in Los AngelesCounty has endorsed John Morris for Los Angeles County Assessor.  From the Los Angeles Times to the Daily News; from the Antelope Valley Press to the Long Beach Press [...]

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Overreaching Regulators are Squeezing Liberty Out of Existence – By Richard W. Rahn

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 Did you ever buy a game or device for which the rule book or instruction manual was so thick and detailed that you were not able to comprehend it in a reasonable period of time, so you either discarded or failed to use the product? [...]

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