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Major Changes to Three Day Notices to Pay Rent or Quit

California recently enacted major changes to how the three days are calculated for Three Day Notices to Pay Rent or Quit. Starting September 1, 2019, the three days are three court days. This means that the three days cannot include weekends and judicial holidays. Code of Civil Procedure Section 1161 was modified to add the three court [...]

By |2019-09-16T08:50:28-07:00September 16th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Major Changes to Three Day Notices to Pay Rent or Quit

New Summons for Unlawful Detainer Matters

Starting September 1, 2019, landlords will need to use a new summons for service of process in all unlawful detainer (eviction) cases. The change is the result of a change in the law which now allows a tenant five court days to respond to any unlawful detainer complaint. Prior to September 1, 2019, a tenant had five [...]

By |2019-09-13T06:04:58-07:00September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Summons for Unlawful Detainer Matters

Los Angeles County Votes to Make Permanent Rent and Eviction Controls Over Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles County has voted to make permanent rent and eviction controls over unincorporated Los Angeles County. Some of the areas this includes is: East Los Angeles; Hacienda Heights; Altadena; Montrose; La Crescenta; City Terrace; East San Gabriel; parts of Whittier; and Rowland Heights to name a few. The rent amount that can be annually [...]

By |2019-09-12T09:45:28-07:00September 12th, 2019|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Los Angeles County Votes to Make Permanent Rent and Eviction Controls Over Unincorporated Areas

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

Landlord Cannot be Liable for Charging High Rent Absent a Rent Control Ordinance

The California Court of Appeal recently reviewed a case that dealt with a group of mobile home park tenants who sued their landlord for a number of causes of action, including breach of contract, breach of quiet enjoyment, negligence, and breach of habitability. Bevis v. Terrace View Partners reviews whether a landlord could be held civilly [...]

By |2019-04-11T16:21:19-07:00April 11th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Landlord Cannot be Liable for Charging High Rent Absent a Rent Control Ordinance

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