Oakland’s Fair Chance Ordinance
Citing statistics showing that 73% of the local homeless population was formerly incarcerated, the Oakland City Council passed the “Fair...
Reviewing the 2020 Election Results
A look into statewide ballot initiatives and local measures and how the results will impact landlords and property owners. Statewide...
Q&A Regarding Property Damage
The landlord should not delay in undertaking repairs to the unit, regardless of who is responsible.
Q&A Statewide Rent Control and Single Family Homes (SF)
The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 marks a new era of rent and eviction control in California, and it goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Q&A Regarding Noise Disturbances
When a landlord rents property to a tenant, there is always the implied promise that the property will be free of nuisances that might impac
Terminating Commercial and Residential Tenancies After Automatic Renewal
The rule that a lease term continues month to month when it expires, and the tenant does not move out and continues paying rent, comes from
Q&A Regarding Denying Tenant Applications Based on Credit Reports
Communicating with a tenant after denying an application carries the risk of a discrimination claim. As a housing provider, a landlord has a
Pay Up: Types of Payment Accepted for Rent
Different landlords prefer to receive rent in different ways: the convenience of electronic transfer, the familiarity of a check, the securi
Accepting Rent from Third Party Payers
It has long been perilous for landlords in California to accept rent from persons who are not their tenants, since the transaction has a cha
Notices: How to Count the Days
After September 1, 2019, weekends and holidays will no longer count towards the three days of the notice. This will standardize the calculat