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Posted on 19. Jun, 2018 by .

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June 19, 2018

Los Angeles City Council
Room 340, City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Re:   Council File No. 15-0463-S1

City Council Meeting for June 20, 2018, 10:00 am

Agenda Item 10

Dear Councilmembers:

The draft ordinance presented to you is a power grab by the Housing Department in the guise of a technical amendment.  [...]

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Another Law That Could Increase Housing Costs! By – George Minter

Posted on 25. Apr, 2018 by .

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Did you know lawmakers in Sacramento are currently considering legislation that would take away Californians’ right to make choices about the energy they use in their homes and businesses?  Assembly Bill 3232 would drive up energy costs for families and business owners by forcing them to swap out natural gas appliances for electric ones.

For apartment owners with [...]

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3 Important Things Rental Property Owners Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation

Posted on 07. Jun, 2017 by .

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Rental Property Owners today face many risks and exposures and they are not aware of what they are covered for.  Many are not covered for what they should be and that accounts for millions of dollars in uninsured claims each and every year.  This is why it’s so important for rental owners to have a broker that specializes in their industry and understands your unique needs. Someone who has experience with all the exposures and necessary coverage to be able to advise you thoroughly.  Here are three important topics that we have helped some of our clients deal with in the past few months that could be devastating to any rental owner should they go overlooked.
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Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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Question 1: We recently were approached by one of our tenants to find out if he could have a 220 volt electrical vehicle service equipment plug installed in the garage to charge his new electrical vehicle. Are we under any legal obligation to comply with his request? The property is located in Sunnyvale, CA. and we are on a month to month rental agreement. [...]

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Trump and Hillary’s Latest Economic Plans – By Gary Halbert

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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Clinton Economic Plan: Higher Taxes, Spending and More Government

Hillary Clinton laid out her ambitious plan to jump-start the economy but upon examining the plan further, it may do just the opposite. [...]

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Politically Controlled Rent Destroys Housing!

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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  Annual Rent Increase is Fraudulent

As an example, every year in September, the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) is charged with responsibility of examining the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and comparing the increase or decrease over the last previous years.  It’s an arcane formula. [...]

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Legal Q & A – By Franco Simone, Esq.

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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Q: I want to sell my rental property but I have a tenant living there. They are in a one-year lease that doesn’t terminate until June. Can I break the lease by selling the property? [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block, Attorney

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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Question One: I have an 18 unit apartment building in Anaheim. I would like to advertise my building as a no pet building. Am I legally allowed to state that in my advertisements? [...]

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10 Ways to Be a Great Landlord – By Richard Montgomery

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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It is upsetting when we get tenant complaints as a landlord. It is hard work renting apartments or homes to tenants and it takes people skills and management skills. Many times our goal as a landlord is to simply avoid tenant complaints. But there are principles, if properly used, that can reduce or eliminate tenant complaints. Do you know what it takes to be a great landlord? [...]

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What Time Records Must a Resident Manager Keep? – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by .

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Hello everybody.  Regular AOA readers of this column know that my most passionate recommendation to owners and management companies who employ resident managers is have their managers sign a written employment agreement setting forth the terms and conditions of the hiring. [...]

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