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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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%.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]