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On April 3rd of this year, members from our organization convened in Sacramento to meet with Legislators and their staff about the approximately 200 bills related to housing being discussed by the California State Legislature. As you may have heard, many of these bills relate...

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 Proposition 10 would have functionally repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and expanded local government’s authority to enact pricing restrictions on all rental housing single-family homes and new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...

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...

In 2015, Assemblymember Chiu introduced legislation that would have required pharmaceutical companies to file an annual report on how they develop their drug pricing for new and existing products. Much of the language in the bill was already public information, but it was not easily...

April is Fair Housing Month and with it comes several new fair housing bills out of Sacramento. In light of that, it seems appropriate to address the purpose of Fair Housing laws and whether there is a connection between the justifiable and need protections under...

March is here, and as the end of the first quarter of 2019 approaches, the year is shaping up to be busy for the rental housing industry. The Board of Directors met in February and, once again, focused on the legislative issues faced by our...