April 25, 2019

Asset Protection Expert Brad Barth and Steve Williams discuss topics for income property owners including tenant mold and habitability claims.

Normally, a payment is not “made” until the creditor receives it; however, if the creditor directs payment by mail, the payment is “made” when deposited in the mail. This has a significant impact on landlords who are attempting to collect unpaid rent with a three-day...

March 31, 2018

It is your right to sell your building whenever you want. You do not have an obligation to disclose this information to your tenants. There is state law that requires the new owner to notify the tenant about new ownership, how to contact the new landlord, and where to...

January 18, 2018

The defeat of AB 1506 is a major victory for residential landlords in California. The Act was passed in 1995 to protect property owners from lawmakers passing laws that hurt small landlords and discouraged the creation of new housing. However, tenant advocates have thr...

December 28, 2017

Last month we let you know about Assembly Bill 1506. If passed, this bill would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Costa-Hawkins exempts single-family homes, condos, and new construction from rent control and establishes vacancy decontrol. On Thursday, Januar...

December 1, 2017

A: You may have heard the news story about a famous but illegal Banksy painting on a private London building being removed and sold at auction. Before you paint over the mural on your property, it might be worthwhile to research the artist, if known, and attempt to det...

November 1, 2017

Oakland’s Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance defines a “rental unit” as any unit in any real property, regardless of zoning status, that is rented or available for rent for residential use or occupancy. Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Ordinance defines a “covered unit” simply...