Apartment Journal

  • At AACSC, the health and safety of our members and the rental housing community is our top priority. Like all businesses, we are closely monitoring the latest news about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We want to ensure the wellbeing of our employees and provide support and resources to our members...

  • “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

  • 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...

  • By Chris J. Evans, Esq., Kimball, Tirey & St. John “… the Order is not a statewide moratrium on evictions or your ability to collect rent.” On March 16, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order regarding COVID-19 and evictions. We are here to walk...

  • “We are lucky today to have so many choices of countertop materials available.” Dear Maintenance Men: I am getting ready to paint my property and noticed a lot of mold or mildew in the shaded areas. I am worried that scraping these areas when we...

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