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Motion for Relief from Forfeiture After Unlawful Detainer Judgment

Code of Civil Procedure Section 1179 allows a tenant to request that that the Court conditionally relieve a tenant from the forfeiture in a Writ of Possession. Forfeiture in an eviction means that the lease is cancelled and a landlord is entitled to possession. Under Section 1179, a tenant must show hardship beyond what a [...]

By | 2018-02-20T08:55:03+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Motion for Relief from Forfeiture After Unlawful Detainer Judgment

Demanding a Jury Trial in an Unlawful Detainer

In Los Angeles County, jury trials are routinely demanded in unlawful detainer actions by tenants. However, in order to preserve your right to a jury trial, a tenant (or landlord) must demand a jury trial either (1) when the case is first set for trial or (2) within five days after notice of the trial [...]

By | 2018-02-19T13:49:58+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Demanding a Jury Trial in an Unlawful Detainer

Can the Executor of a Probate Estate File an Unlawful Detainer?

Often times executors or administrators of a probate estate ask if they have the authority to file an unlawful detainer for a property owned by the Estate. The Executor of a probate estate has the authority to file an unlawful detainer even if the person being evicted is a beneficiary under a will or an [...]

By | 2018-02-14T12:37:25+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Can the Executor of a Probate Estate File an Unlawful Detainer?

Requirements of a Three Day Notice to Perform or Quit in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Municipal Code requires that any Three Day Notice to Perform or Quit based upon a breach in the rental agreement must include the names of witnesses to the breach and the date and time such violation was witnessed. This requirement is in addition to the requirements set forth Code of Civil Procedure [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:14:59+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Requirements of a Three Day Notice to Perform or Quit in Los Angeles

New Laws Affecting California Landlords in 2018

The California Apartment Association provides a brief summary of new laws affecting California landlords in 2018. As laws are always changing, it is important to keep updated on new laws affecting California landlords. The CAA article "New laws affecting California rental housing industry in 2018" can be found here.  

By | 2018-01-10T10:53:08+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on New Laws Affecting California Landlords in 2018

Airbnb Not Liable for Tenant Breaching Lease

A large landlord recently sued Airbnb claiming that Airbnb helped tenants to violate their lease by allowing them to rent their units on a short term basis. The Court found that Airbnb cannot held liable for a tenant violating his lease. This decision leaves open the fact that the tenant is still liable under the [...]

By | 2018-01-04T12:41:34+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Airbnb Not Liable for Tenant Breaching Lease

Gentrification in Boyle Heights

NBC recently wrote an article on gentrification in Boyle Heights. Most of Boyle Heights falls within the City of Los Angeles and many of the units would be subject to the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (the formal name of Los Angeles' rent control). The LARSO sets forth a variety of reasons that a landlord [...]

By | 2017-12-02T02:58:42+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate|Comments Off on Gentrification in Boyle Heights

City of Los Angeles Approves Way to Legalize Bootleg Units

The Los Angeles Times reports that the City of Los Angeles has approved a way to legalize unpermitted units. The City of Los Angeles has agreed to relax some of the rules regulating illegal units as long as the landlord agrees to charge affordable rent for a fifty-five year period. More information from the L.A. [...]

By | 2017-05-17T14:40:49+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles Approves Way to Legalize Bootleg Units

Want to Be An Incredible Landlord? Follow These Tips!

Generally, being an exceptional landlord means that you are likely to attract better tenants. It also means that your tenants will be happy, and we all know that happy tenants will stay for longer periods of time. A landlord will normally spend an average of 20 to 40 hours filling one vacancy. Some required tasks [...]

By | 2017-12-02T02:58:42+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Want to Be An Incredible Landlord? Follow These Tips!

Landlord-Tenant Agreement Ends Months-Long Dispute

There is an old legal saying that “possession is 9/10 of the law,” meaning that if you're holding on to the property it is most likely yours.  Unless that 1/10 of the law is on your side, like in this Eureka, California case.  The landlord-tenant agreement that settled this months-long dispute conceded to pay off [...]

By | 2017-12-02T02:58:43+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Landlord-Tenant Agreement Ends Months-Long Dispute