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“Your policy of doing annual inspections is admirable and is practiced by responsible housing providers throughout California.” Q: Any changes to the security deposit laws for 2020? A: Yes. Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies, and prohibits a housing provider from demanding or...

“In order to light up a path or area, a wired low voltage system is best.” Dear Maintenance Men: A resident is complaining that their water heater is knocking and making rumbling noises. They are worried it might explode. What is the problem and how do I...

“Stay tuned for another statewide ballot fight on rent control.” Can the California state legislative leadership be defined as “advanced, forward-thinking, forward-looking, go ahead, enlightened, enterprising, innovative, up-and-coming, new, dynamic, avant garde and modernistic? Or can it be defined as radical, left-wing, reformists, revolutionary, revisionist, progressive,...

“We must become educated in order to not become victims...

“Power snakes can be very dangerous.” Dear Maintenance Men: I have an opportunity to buy a small power snake for cleaning out kitchen and bathroom drains. At the rate my tenants block their drains, it should pay for itself in no time! Is this a good idea? Dale Dear...

“ To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” - Eleanor Roosevelt Without question, SB 330 (Skinner) not only continued recent legislative trends of reducing a city’s discretion addressing housing development applications (the bill is titled “Housing Crises Act of 2019”), it...

"There are many lessons that we should have learned from the rent control battle of AB 1482...

“The tenant, not the landlord, must pay for the modifications. ” Q: My kids are finally grown, on their own and out of the house. It seemed a shame to let their old room just sit idle, so I rented it out to what I thought...