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Archive for May, 2019

Vote NO on Measure EE!

Posted on 23. May, 2019 by .

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If you own or rent an apartment, office, commercial, or industrial space in an area of Los Angeles County that is serviced by the Los Angeles Unified School District, you must read this. It does not matter if you are an owner or renter, as a result your property taxes and/or your rent will be […]

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Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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Question 1:  I have a question regarding getting additional security deposit from a tenant in a rent controlled Oakland apartment. Tenant has been in building in Oakland for 20 years. Security deposit is currently $725.00. Current rent is $1,277.00. Would like to increase security deposit to $1300. Can I do so? What form do I […]

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Discrimination Against Children: Pitfalls and Traps By – Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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Hello everybody.  AOA members know the general rule:  It is unlawful for a landlord to discriminate against children, or to discriminate against tenants on account of them having minors.  The California Supreme Court first imposed the prohibition of discriminating against families with children in 1982, relying on the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, in the […]

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Your Property Taxes Could Rise 700% By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Associatiom

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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The anti-Prop.13 coalition filed a ballot measure for 2020 that would let local bureaucrats reassess property and raise property taxes without limit – just like the Bad Old Days before Proposition 13.

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Do you want a utility company monopoly?

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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Dear AOA Members – I am writing to inform you about an important proceeding underway at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that could impact 90 percent of property owners in Southern California, including apartment owners. On the heels of soft-story retrofits, new solar requirements, and a proposed new parcel tax in Los Angeles (please […]

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Management Tips from MRLANDLORD.COM

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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Additional Income When Renting to Pet Owners The following are a few examples of how landlords are able to generate additional income as they work to accommodate pet owners who wish to rent their property.

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Higher Home Prices Nationwide Underscore Push Toward Apartments By – Paul Owers

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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Rising prices are likely to curtail home buying in major markets nationwide over the next three to five years, a sign of strength for rental property and apartment development.

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The Abuse of the Trash Monopoly Continues! By – Victor Bardack

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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Two and one-half years ago, despite overwhelming property owner opposition, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his City Council abandoned a system of trash collection by competitive bidding and instituted a trash monopoly system where trash corporations were awarded monopolies for specific areas. The trash corporations assured the Mayor and the Council that these monopolies would lead […]

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California Is Looking to Tax Drinking Water! By – Timothy Snowball

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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California is known for a lot of things: Ronald Reagan, Hollywood, beaches, hippies, student protests — and some of the most relentlessly progressive politicians in the entire country Simply put, the government of California is out of control. In total, the state added 1,016 new laws to the books in 2019, including a silly “straw ban,” […]

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What Do Your Apartment Employees Know About Discrimination and Retaliation? By – Ellen Clark

Posted on 01. May, 2019 by .

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If an employee complains to you about discrimination or harassment, you must that employee with care, because any action you take which the employee could view as punishment or retaliation for the complaint might be construed as illegal retaliation and result in legal action against you and your company.

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