For the past several years, California has been attempting to solve the housing shortage but has been unsuccessful in creating a plan that will benefit both property owners and tenants. In each case, property owners are left to fend for themselves as laws are passed...

Los Angeles Request Reconvene on Emergency Declaration and Rent Freeze This past year rental property owners experienced a tremendous number of changes in rental housing laws and have suffered an astounding loss in revenue due to them. The various times these laws have been amended has...

“Stucco and wood siding is especially susceptible to damage when using a power washer.” Dear Maintenance Men: How can I add more storage to the building’s standard-type bathrooms? The residents complain that they need to store their toilet paper in the hallway! Please list a few suggestions...

“The threat of eviction sometimes is enough to convince a tenant to respect the quiet enjoyment of the neighboring property.” By Ted Kimball, Esq.Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP   Q: What is the code section pertaining to the tenant’s obligation to pay rent subsequent to a thirty-day...

Because of amendments made to the bills over the last year, the effect on Long Beach has been projected to be minimal…” Two of the most interesting, controversial, and effective housing bills came out of the Senate and were signed this past month by Governor Newsom....

“Our future depends on bettering ourselves professionally.” Welcome and greetings to all of our members, friends, and supporters of the October issue of the Official California Apartment Journal. It is a true honor to serve as the President of this great Association as we continue to...

“The state owes it to all taxpayers to use the money as efficiently as possible.” Sometimes I wonder why legislation that makes a whole lot of sense does not move forward. And on the other hand, I wonder why there are other bills that are signed...

“We find most people put too much in the disposal and don’t use enough water.” Dear Maintenance Men:I understand why it is bad to put banana peels, celery, and potato skins down the garbage disposal as they are fibrous or prone to compression. However, why are...