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Archive for June, 2017

One Landlord’s Nightmare – by Stephen Lee

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For years, AOA has asked us for nightmare tenant stories and no one has ever sent one in. Well, here is my story. Hopefully, future new owners will learn from this. Back in 1980 I bought my second apartment building. It was a six unit building in Redondo Beach one block from the beach. Because […]

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AOA Million Dollar Trade Show and Landlording Conference a Huge Success! and Rent Control Would Put Housing Out of Reach for More Californians

Posted on 01. Jun, 2017 by .

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Trade Show a Huge Success! Our “Million Dollar” Trade Show and Landlording Conference last month was a huge success!  You should have been there!  Our members were more educated, motivated and stimulated by some very knowledgeable speakers who helped give them that one idea that will help them make and keep more money than ever!  […]

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Gas Tax Hike Recalls Gray Davis – by Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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Writing in 2007, Los Angeles Times editorial writer Robert Greene stated, “The defining issue of the 2003 recall was Gov. Gray Davis’ tripling of the car tax, more officially known as the vehicle license fee. The defining issue of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s successful campaign to unseat Davis was his promised rollback of the said car tax.”

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Letters to the Editor…LET’S STOP AB 1506

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The following letter was mailed to AOA from an anonymous individual.  I’m granted the privilege and opportunity of commenting upon and evaluating Housing Policies that impact the residential income industry.  I have the unique benefit of obtaining contributions and information from many of our industry’s attorneys, accountants and others. Over time, we’ve discussed complex and […]

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AOA News and Reminders – Are YOU in Compliance? – by Patricia A. Harris

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Since laws are continuously changing or new ones are announced, AOA wants to make sure that your building is up-to-date with all the state requirements. Below is a reminder of some important issues to keep you in compliance with those laws and possibly save you from lawsuits and/or fines.

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LLCs for Apartment Owners – The Good, the Bad and the UGLY – by Kenneth Ziskin, Attorney

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LLC is the shorthand for “Limited Liability Company.  Many clients ask me:  “Should I own my apartments and other income property in an LLC?”  Like most questions you ask a lawyer, the answer is:  It depends on your situation and what you want to accomplish. Many lawyers push clients to pay fees to form LLCs, […]

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HUD Sues Landlords for $16,000 for Discrimination Against Veteran with Assistance Animal – by the Editors of Rental Housing Journal

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Landlords who refused to waive the pet deposit for a combat veteran with an emotional support dog have been charged with discrimination and violating the Fair Housing Act, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a release.

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Making a Good First Impression – Appropriate Appearance – by Joyce Kirby-Bica

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Everyone knows you only get one chance to make a first impression.  What you communicate from the curb carries over into the office environment and beyond.  Paying attention to professional office attire is important year round, but especially during the warmer summer months. When the weather is hot and everyone is trying to keep cool […]

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

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Question One:  I have a tenant who keeps a pet rooster which is not allowed by our city’s ordinance. The tenant claims this is a support animal and has a confirming letter from a doctor. I really do not want to violate any law, but if I act, can I be sued for failing to […]

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Rent Control Would Put Housing Out of Reach for More Californians

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The below article was written by Kerry Jackson, a fellow with the Center for California Reform at Pacific Research Institute.  The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI) is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. For more information, visit www.pacificresearch.org. The most unaffordable city in the […]

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