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No Legislative Measure or Action Will Create a Single Unit As providers of quality affordable rental properties, we have been under attack as a result of a problem that we did not cause. At every level of government, proposals to impose new restrictive forms of rent...

“ The proposed legislative solutions place a greater weight on rental property owners than developers.” (Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a 3-part article. Parts 2 and 3 will appear in the October and November issues, respectively, of the Apartment Journal.) With hundreds of cities and...

Q: I heard that the time periods for calculation of a Three-Day Notice to Pay or Quit is about to change, is that true? A: Correct, not only the Notice to Pay or Quit but the Notice to Perform or Quit as well. Effective September 1,...

I have just received a code enforcement violation letter for some problems I was not aware of at my building. I typically keep my property in good order, but a few maintenance items may have slipped by. The violation letter has me very upset, as...

Livable Announces Partnership with the Apartment Association of California Southern Cities to Deliver Utility Savings to Members   The partnership leverages Livable’s smart utility bill-back platform to drive tenant financial accountability, while promoting conservation. “Mitigating utility costs during times of drought or other energy constraints in states like...

A Point in Time Assessment of States’ Rent Control Laws and How It Might Impact California “ Stories of rent being increased tenfold are becoming the traditional narrative, even though rental owners know these stories are the exception to the rule.” Every day a new article seems to...

Q: Seems the more I read, the more uneasy I am becoming about the future of our industry. With the prospect of rent controls, eviction controls and all the other things headed our way, what should I be doing to prepare? A: You have every reason...

Dear Maintenance Men: My tenants are complaining of too many false alarms from their smoke alarms. This often happens when they are cooking or there is a lot of steam present from a humid bathroom. How far away should a smoke alarm be from both a...

DISCOVER how the fair housing laws are changing almost daily as a result of court cases that are currently being determined at both the state and federal level.   LEARN about the many seemingly innocent words and phrases that you might be using with your prospects and...