Apartment Journal

  • New COVID-19 Forms/Resources These are unprecedented and challenging times for the rental housing industry. AACSC is reviewing and analyzing legislation being proposed; and orders, proclamations, statutes, and ordinances being issued at various levels of government. Forms being created will be made

  • “Stop payment orders are only effective for six months, unless renewed by the maker, which rarely happens.” Q: I just opened up the mail, and what do you suppose was in it? A notice from my bank informing me that one of my tenant’s rent...

  • By Ali Sahabi, GEC, Optimum Seismic Adaptive Reuse Can Make the Most of Your Seismic Retrofit The Greater Los Angeles area is one of the best real estate markets in the United States. That’s why a growing number of local apartment owners are now looking...

  • I have been in the rental housing industry for more than 45 years, as have many of you, and I have lived through various cycles of the real estate market. The current state of affairs as it relates to the Coronavirus is unchartered territory for...

  • “Criteria used to adopt the new building codes would materially differ from today.” If the State of California has its way, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) may adopt building standards for residential and commerc

  • AB 828 eliminates all means for a property owner to recover economic loss or the operational costs associated with running rental properties… By now, every Californian is familiar with COVID-19. But, are they familiar with the response by the California Legislature? A few of the...

  • The installation of a dishwasher is not as complicated as it looks. Dear Maintenance Men: I have a multi-unit apartment building with a 100-gallon water heater that serves all the residents. The problem is that only the nearest units to the water heater gets any...

  • By David Levy, Fair Housing Council of Orange County As we enter into the 2020s the fair housing environment in California has undergone some significant changes that became effective at the beginning of the year. The changes range from the adoption of the first set...

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