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Archive for May, 2020

In-Person Property Sales Activities Grind to a Halt by Gideon Kramer, SPOSFI News Editor

Posted on 01. May, 2020 by .

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the San Francisco Association of Realtors (CAR) has banned all in-person property showings and has closed its offices.  In addition to realtors not being able to show properties – appraisers, stagers and photographers can’t travel to properties.  And, of course, no open houses means no potential buyers.

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Thermal Solar for Pools and Hot Water Rebates! by Ted Bavin

Posted on 01. May, 2020 by .

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The California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Rebate Program was developed by the State of California as an incentive to help offset global warming gasses related to heating water and pool systems.  Natural gas (methane) is known to be a major climate change component as it is roughly 30 times more potent than CO2 and is […]

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FREE Forms for COVID-19 Related Issues

Posted on 30. Mar, 2020 by .

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Forms are usually a member benefit.  However, in light of the current crisis, and all of the additional burden landlords are having to face to continue housing tenants, even without payment of rent, AOA has made these COVID-19 forms FREE to all landlords.

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Sample Payment Plan for Past Due Rent – “Copy & Paste”

Posted on 24. Mar, 2020 by .

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REMINDER: State/local moratoria supersedes any payment agreements.  Payment agreements are entered in “good faith” between landlord and tenant, but may not be enforceable until after such time indicated by state/local moratoria. Link to fillable PDF:  PAYMENT PLAN FOR PAST DUE RENT OR Copy and Paste the agreement below: PAYMENT PLAN FOR PAST DUE RENT This Past […]

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Sample Letter to Residents About Rent – “Copy & Paste”

Posted on 24. Mar, 2020 by .

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FOR LOS ANGELES LANDLORDS: Link to printable Letter to Residents About Rent for Los Angeles [REQUIRED] Notice of Temporary Relief for Qualified Renters in Los Angeles ALL OTHER AREAS: Link to printable Sample Letter to Residents About Rent OR Copy the letter below and Paste on your own letterhead, you can make your own revisions: […]

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Sample Coronavirus (COVID-19) Memo to Tenants

Posted on 19. Mar, 2020 by .

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Dear Residents, As individuals, Californians and Americans, we are in a stressful time regarding both income and health concerns.  One way or another, everyone is affected.

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UPDATE on Statewide Rent Control AB 1482

Posted on 06. Sep, 2019 by .

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Update on the Statewide Rent Control from Attorney Michael Millman OPPOSE AB 1482 ; as amended;  Sacramento super Power Players have been meeting at the Governor’s Office for many weeks and negotiating a compromise RENT CAP Bill. All amendments must be completed by Friday September 6 2019.  Economic Round Table; Blackstone; Realtors; CAA ; Building Industry were at the […]

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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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Hayward Adopts Just Cause for Evictions

Posted on 07. Mar, 2019 by .

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Effective immediately, Hayward landlords must have Just Cause to evict tenants… DEVELOPING STORY…UPDATES WILL BE POSTED BELOW:

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Inglewood Emergency Rent Control Ordinance

Posted on 06. Mar, 2019 by .

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Effective immediately, Southern California City of Inglewood unanimously passed a measure that prevents landlords from: 1) Raising rents by more than 5% and; 2) Evicting tenants for any reasons other than criminal activity or drug use in the rental property. This is for a 45-day period, but they also have the option to extend it […]

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Glendale City Council to Vote on “Right to Lease” Ordinance

Posted on 11. Feb, 2019 by .

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Glendale Landlords – there will be a City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 12th at 6pm to vote on a “Right to Lease” ordinance – aka “Rent Control”.  Alexanian Apartment Advisors published an article  and stated five key points they observed at the previous meeting:

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