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City of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

The City of Los Angeles has adopted several emergency moratoria addressing evictions and rent for rental units in Los Angeles city limits due the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency orders substantially limit what a landlord can and cannot do with a tenant who has not paid rent or in a few other limited circumstances. Rent Freeze [...]

By |2020-04-24T08:41:50-07:00April 24th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

Landlord-Tenant Tensions Running High Amid COVID-19 Eviction Moratoria, Rent Freezes, and Non-Payment

The LAPD reported a 300% jump in landlord-tenant disputes this month. Tensions run high as some (actually a minority) of tenants were unable to pay rent for April 1. The Eastsider LA has an interesting article "LAPD Reports of Landlord-Tenant disputes jump 300% amid stay-at-home orders."  For landlords and tenants that are experiencing disputes amongst [...]

By |2020-04-22T11:02:11-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Landlord-Tenant Tensions Running High Amid COVID-19 Eviction Moratoria, Rent Freezes, and Non-Payment

City of Glendale’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

The City of Glendale has imposed a number of restrictions on landlords in light of the COVID-19 emergency. As a result of emergency orders, the City of Glendale has imposed a rent freeze and an eviction moratorium. Rent Freeze The rent freeze applies from March 24, 2020. A landlord may not raise any tenant's rent [...]

By |2020-04-21T15:26:59-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on City of Glendale’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze

Caltrans Orders Activists to Leave Vacant Homes in El Sereno

Recently, Caltrans has had an issue with vacant homes it owns in El Sereno. The homes were purchased by Caltrans in the 1970s with the idea to expand the 710 Freeway. With the expansion not occuring since then, Caltrans has discussed the possibility of selling its inventory of homes in El Sereno, South Pasadena, Alhambra, [...]

By |2020-04-21T09:22:49-07:00April 21st, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Caltrans Orders Activists to Leave Vacant Homes in El Sereno

Riverside County Prohibits Short Term Rentals Through June 19, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Riverside County has prohibited all short term rentals, including hotels, motels, vacation rentals, timeshares, and other short term lodging facilities that provide lodging for less than sixty days. The sixty days requirement is more stringent that most short term rentals, which usually have a maximum of thirty days. The Order is [...]

By |2020-04-20T10:31:15-07:00April 20th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Riverside County Prohibits Short Term Rentals Through June 19, 2020

Judicial Council Enacts Hold on all Unlawful Detainers in California

Recently, the Judicial Council has enacted an Emergency Order that prohibits the issuing of a summons ANY unlawful detainer complaint except for an eviction necessary to protect public health and safety. This emergency order will last for ninety days until the statewide state of emergency due to COVID-19 is lifted. What does this mean?  A [...]

By |2020-04-17T15:59:06-07:00April 17th, 2020|Landlord-Tenant|Comments Off on Judicial Council Enacts Hold on all Unlawful Detainers in California

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