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“If the resident returns the Declaration, you will be unable to evict the resident for non-payment.” [Editor’s Note: The below is presented for general legal information; specific situations should be addressed to your attorney. If you have questions regarding AACSC’s forms, please contact our office.] Q: Just...

“Rancid smells, nicotine, animal and organic odors are very hard to remove even after painting the walls and cleaning the carpets.” Dear Maintenance Men: A few months ago, you had a question about bath fans and removing moisture from the bathroom to avoid mold issues. Our residents...

“Most people believe that the rental housing market will rebound and remain strong as a result of the high demand for affordable rental housing units.” Greetings to all our AACSC members and supporters, and welcome to the September edition of the Official California Apartment Journal. Along...

“SB 1410 proposes to void any demand for the payment of unpaid rent, or any notice to terminate tenancy served, that has accrued during the State of Emergency due to Covid-19.” $1.4 billion dollars a month is the estimate that the State Franchise Tax Board estimates...

“To get the most life out of a residential water heater, a yearly tank draining and cleaning is recommended.” Dear Maintenance Men: My duplex has a 40- or 50-gallon water heater. What is the procedure for cleaning out the tank? I’m sure it has sediment as our...

“In order for our land contribution model to be complete, we have to consider two more aspects of affordable housing. First, we have to minimise the inequality between tenants and landowners, and second, we have to provide the homeless with guaranteed access to land.” – Martin...

“From the pool of applicants, you may select the best and most qualified applicant, without regard to timing of receipt of the application.” Q: I just closed escrow on a small building and I’m trying to figure out who’s who. I received the rental agreements, but...

“First things to check are whether your vent fans are working and not clogged with lint or dust.” Dear Maintenance Men: I am the new owner of a four-unit apartment building and have experienced repetitive sewage backups since I purchased the building about a year ago. I...