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A mere six months ago, November 2018, Californians all across the State soundly rejected Proposition 10. Proposition 10 would have functionally repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and expanded local government’s authority to enact pricing restrictions on all rental housing single-family homes and new construction....

Dear Maintenance Men: One of my maintenance chores I do is caulking and sealing shower/tub fixture flanges and shower walls. My problem is getting the caulking to dry before a resident uses the shower. Any Suggestions? David   Dear David: A lot of people will say: “Just tell the resident...

Q: Help! Seems like everyone wants a pet or two, and they’ll say anything to get one! I had a prospective tenant with two cats apply and when told of our no-pet policy, she said she’d leave them with her mom and then signed our...

Managing Your Maintenance Presenter: Frank Alvarez Thursday, May 23, 2019 7pm - 9pm Come join us for this months' informative presentation by Frank Alvarez, co-author of the "Dear Maintenance Men" column and Operations Director of Buffalo Maintenance, Inc. Frankie has been involved with property maintenance for over 20...

Why Earthquake Retrofit Our Buildings? Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Registration: 11:15 am Lunch Served: 11:45 am Closing: 1:15 pm Join us on May 7th when Ali Sahabi of Optimum Seismic gives an overview of earthquake retrofitting for your properties. Instructor: Ali Sahabi, Optimum Seismic     Topics will include: Recent Legislation Economics of retrofitting ...

Wine Tasting at 4th & Olive PigBurd Wednesday, July 26, 2019 5:00pm to 7:30 pm PigBurd Bistro Wine and Wine Bar (previously 4th & Olive) $69 per person 743 E. 4th Street, Long Beach Sponsorship - $250 (Includes 1 admission, 1 parking, 1 drink per person, entertainment, food, Mic recognition at event, company...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:30pm to 7:30 pm $49 per person (includes Parking, Food, 1 Drink & Entertainment) HOTEL MAYA 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach 90802 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Maya Cabana - $250 (Includes 1 admission, 1 parking, 1 drink per person, entertainment, food, Mic recognition at event, company name on event...

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...

Dear Maintenance Men, Water Heater Longevity: Having replaced about five water heaters in the last five years, it is my subjective impression that water heaters manufactured in recent years do not last as long as those purchased prior to that time. For example, I have replaced...

Q: I encourage my tenants to pay rent by electronic funds transfer. I use a lease which states “If Resident fails to pay the rent in full by the end of the 3rd day after it is due, Resident shall pay a late charge of...