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Los Angeles’ Homesharing New Ordinance in Effect

The City of Los Angeles' Ordinance addressing homesharing on websites and apps such as Airbnb, VRBO, Homestay and Flipkey are in effect starting July 1, 2019. The City of Los Angeles will be enforcing such rules after October 31, 2019. The City of Los Angeles has provided a website clarifying its new rules: http://planning.lacity.org/homesharing/homesharing.html The [...]

By |2019-07-19T14:41:20-07:00July 19th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate|Comments Off on Los Angeles’ Homesharing New Ordinance in Effect

City of Los Angeles Looking to Tax Vacant Rental Units

The City of Los Angeles is looking to tax vacant rental units. City Councilmember Mike Bonin is requesting a report on vacant units throughout the City. There are no further details since the legislation is not proposed yet, but just at the early stages of research. For information, LA Curbed has an article "Los Angeles [...]

By |2019-06-14T07:42:32-07:00June 14th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles Looking to Tax Vacant Rental Units

City of Inglewood Imposes Rent Control

The City of Inglewood recently imposed a rent control ordinance capping rent increases at 5.00% most situations and causing evictions to be "for cause." The Ordinance does not apply to buildings where there are four units or less or those properties built after February 1, 1995. A copy of the Ordinance can be found here.

By |2019-06-13T11:13:29-07:00June 13th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Inglewood Imposes Rent Control

Buyer of Property Subject to Unlawful Detainer When Escrow Fails to Close

Recently, the California Court of Appeal review a case involving a Purchase Agreement for the sale of real estate where the Buyer took possession of the real property prior to the close of escrow and escrow failed to close. Community Rebuild Partners, LLC v. Chanin affirms that the seller could evict the buyer when escrow failed to [...]

By |2019-05-01T14:51:33-07:00May 1st, 2019|Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate|Comments Off on Buyer of Property Subject to Unlawful Detainer When Escrow Fails to Close

Court Finds that Single Family Residence Rented by the Room Falls within LARSO

The Court of Appeal recently reviewed a case involving an eviction of a resident renting a room in a single family home in Los Angeles. Chun v. Del Cid is an important decision reviewing how a landlord rents a property could make it fall within the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance. There, the house in question [...]

By |2019-04-29T16:46:50-07:00April 29th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Court Finds that Single Family Residence Rented by the Room Falls within LARSO

Rent Control in Unincorporated Los Angeles County Extended Through December 2019

Los Angeles County landlords owning properties in unincorporated Los Angeles County can only raise rents 3.00% annually through December 2019. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the rent control moratorium, which was set to expire in June 2019. The moratorium affects apartment buildings built before 1995. In addition to rent control, [...]

By |2019-04-10T15:11:37-07:00April 10th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Rent Control in Unincorporated Los Angeles County Extended Through December 2019

City of Los Angeles Landlords Allowed to Increase Rent 4.00% Starting July 1, 2019

City of Los Angeles landlords who own properties subject to the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance will be allowed to raise rents by 4.00% starting July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. This will be the first time since 2009 that landlords are allowed to raise rent more than 3.00%.  

By |2019-03-15T11:08:09-07:00March 15th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles Landlords Allowed to Increase Rent 4.00% Starting July 1, 2019

Title Not Required to be Perfected in a Post-Foreclosure Eviction When Serving Notice to Quit

The Court in Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westlake Health Care Center recently found that a purchaser at a foreclosure sale is not required to "perfect title" before serving a 3 Day Notice to Quit. There, the Tenant argued that Code of Civil Procedure Section 1161a(b)(3) requires that a new owner record title after a foreclosure [...]

By |2019-01-10T20:26:50-07:00January 10th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Title Not Required to be Perfected in a Post-Foreclosure Eviction When Serving Notice to Quit

Court Limits Damages in Unlawful Detainer Action

An unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit only addresses a very limited issue, generally what is found in the Complaint. A landlord in unlawful detainer generally cannot obtain damages for property damage, breach of lease, late fees, and other charges in an unlawful detainer. Recently, the California Court of Appeal reviewed a case from a Los Angeles [...]

By |2018-08-23T11:02:31-07:00August 23rd, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Court Limits Damages in Unlawful Detainer Action

Late Fees as Liquidated Damages and on Three Day Notices

The California Court of Appeals recently reviewed a case involving a $50 late fee for a residential tenancy. Del Monte Properties and Investments, Inc. v. Dolan reviews how late fees should be calculated and how they should not be stated on any Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit. Here, the monthly rent for the [...]

By |2018-08-20T16:37:36-07:00August 20th, 2018|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Late Fees as Liquidated Damages and on Three Day Notices