“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you found out why.” – Mark Twain Well, except for the day you found out about AB 3088. On that day you learned … “We’re all mad here.” – Cheshire Cat AB...

“The number one reason you should consider replacing your old faucet is to conserve water.” Dear Maintenance Men: I have owned and operated my apartment building since the early 70s and have always performed my own repairs and general maintenance on my properties. Lately, I have been...

“Housing providers should establish rental criteria and apply it consistently to all applicants.” Q: Given all the drama of the last few months, I really understand the importance of tenant screening. Could you please provide information on the best resident screening practices that you and your...

“We have a huge fight with Prop 21, which would be very bad for us for lots of reasons.” Greetings once again to all our members, friends, and supporters to this the October issue of the Official California Apartment Journal. With all that has occurred over...

In “seventy-two little hours,” August 31, 2020, marked the date California’s Governor signed into law the most restrictive set of laws on residential rental property owners the State has seen in decades. It was presented to him for signature by the Legislature after passing AB...

“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...