“ Reminding our legislators of stories like AB 976 is crucial to us taking back the narrative and once again becoming a driver in this policy development.” (Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a 3-part article. You can read Part 1 here. Parts 3 will...

I would like to start off by thanking everyone for assisting and participating in our 51st Annual Rental Housing Expo last month that made it a tremendous success! The day started out with a well-attended Saluting Our Stars Awards Breakfast. We owe a special thanks...

“It is generally not a good business practice to accept cash as payment for rent, due to the increased risk of robbery, theft or other criminal conduct.” Q: Most of my residents pay on time and their checks are honored by their banks. Lately, it seems...

“ Remember: Preventive Maintenance is cheaper than Emergency Maintenance.” Dear Maintenance Men: I need to do some caulking in my apartment unit, both inside and outside the unit. However, I am confused. There are so many kinds of caulk and I just don’t know which to buy...

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...

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...