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...

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...

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...

“Instead of trying to blame the rental owner, focus on the ineffective programs provided by the government in the status quo.” Newsom’s House A Brief Assessment of the Housing Priorities in the State Budget and What’s Next As the proverbial bad guy in the debate for increased affordable...

The Misguided Politics of Legislative Voting Records “ An elaborate act of [rubbish], generally used to distract attention away from the sheer uselessness of the actual project or act.” — Definition of “Dog and Pony Show” by Urban Dictionary Every legislator in local, state, and federal public office...

Dear Maintenance Men: Two years ago we installed in our single-family home rental an AO Smith Proline GUC-50 400 50 gallon commercial grade water heater. It was installed by a licensed plumber with whom we have always had good experience. From the get go the water...