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Letters to the Editor…TRASH MONOPOLY IS RUBBISH!

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The below letter was sent to: Dear Mayor Garcetti and Councilpersons: For over three months we’ve been dealing with this terrible trash problem at Regent St., Los Angeles.   This is only one of the many sites where we have trash collection problems with Athens Services!  The new city garbage monopoly has radically increased the fees while [...]

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Government Intervention is Wrong! Open Letter to Jan Perry – by Michael Millman, Esq.

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Dear Ms. Perry: Thank you for your excellent leadership in connection with promoting affordable housing and opportunities for small family-owned apartment owners to continue to operate within the City of Los Angeles. As you’re certainly aware, having served for many years on the Los Angeles City Council “Housing Committee”, many of your friends do not [...]

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Understanding the Impact of Late Rent – by Lori Hammond

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How is a property affected by late rent? Unpaid rent obviously affects a property’s financial performance. It’s lost or at least delayed revenue. Expenses related to unpaid rent are filing fees, court costs and attorneys.  The impact on the property exceeds these financial costs. 

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Legislature Passes, Governor Signs 15 Housing-Related Bills – by Deborah Lopez, SPOSFI Business Member15

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The 2017 legislative year has come to a close, with the California Legislature passing a total of 977 bills. The Governor signed 859 of them and vetoed 118. Blessed with a Democratic super-majority, Governor Brown had good reason to be pleased with what he was able to accomplish. San Francisco’s state representatives had a good [...]

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TRASH MONOPOLY IS EXTORTION!

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The below letter was sent to Councilman Krekorian: Last Friday, I had two “mafia-like” enforcers enter my office and tell me that if I wanted to continue to do business in my neighborhood, (your district 2), I would have to do business exclusively with them.  They proceeded to give me extortion pricing for their services [...]

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Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman

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Question 1: Are there any new laws for 2017 we should know about?

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MrLandlord.com Tips on Management (Shared by Landlords Nationwide) – by Jeff Taylor, Mr. Landlord

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Target Markets One landlord on our Q&A Forum, known as NE (PA), was getting extremely frustrated with trying to increase the rent prices with his properties. His concern was that all renters were interested in was the price, price, price. My Response: I would dare say that you are focusing on the wrong thing. Your focus [...]

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28 New Year’s Resolutions and New Laws for Landlords – by Patricia A. Harris

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AOA Consultants get calls daily from our members with a variety of problems; some unfortunately after our owners are already in trouble.  Please use the below as a guide to easier management, money-saving ideas and to avoid potential legal problems in the New Year.   Our goal is your continued success!

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Legal Q & A – by Dennis Block

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Question One: Am I obligated to give a receipt to my tenant, when the rental payment is made by a personal check? I never receive a receipt when I pay my property taxes or if I make a mortgage payment.

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Leadership in the New Year: 10 Lessons from the Best – by Terry Moore, CCIM

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The 19-year-old, second lieutenant arrived in the trenches inhabited by battle hardened veterans. He didn’t know squat. They all understood that. Yet, in spite of his inexperience, he found ways to lead and saved them all from the single, biggest cause of being removed from the front. It wasn’t the enemy army that took the [...]

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