Tenant Buyout Ordinances

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When a landlord buys a building that is already occupied, he or she will often offer its current residents money in exchange for them moving out. This arrangement is called a “cash for keys” deal, is often designed to take advantage of a tenant. However, a Los Angeles ordinance was … Read More

Tips on Paying Rent

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In the State of California, a landlord’s refusal to accept your rent is a defense to an Unlawful Detainer eviction. In this column, attorney Eric Castelblanco will explain to you some of the important aspects of paying your rent on time, especially how and when to make a payment, to … Read More

What Can a Landlord Deduct From Your Security Deposit?

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Has your landlord made deductions from your Security Deposit? If so, it’s important to know which deductions were allowed under California Law and which are prohibited, so that you can make sure you get back the full amount you’re entitled to. In this column, attorney Eric Castelblanco explains some of … Read More

Is Your Rental Property Rent-Controlled?

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In the City of Los Angeles, many residential and apartment buildings are governed by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance of Los Angeles (RSO).  This article will explain some of the important aspects of rent control, and how to find out if your apartment or rental unit qualifies under the RSO. These … Read More

New Building Owner

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Do you live in an apartment that has just come under new management or new ownership? Sometimes new owners try to evict clients so that they may increase the rent in their building.  This article will explain some of the most prevalent ways a new landlord tries to take advantage … Read More

Legal Reasons For Eviction Under Rent Control

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In the City of Los Angeles, many residential and apartment buildings are governed by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance of Los Angeles (“RSO”).  This article will explain some of the allowable reasons for eviction under RSO. These requirements will help you avoid eviction from your rent-controlled apartment: The tenant has failed … Read More

Interest Payments on Security Deposits

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For those buildings and residential units that are protected by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance of Los Angeles (“RSO”), a landlord may be required to pay interest on a tenant’s security deposit. This article will explain to you when such interest payments are applicable to a rental unit. These requirements will … Read More

Fumigation Requirements

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Many tenants who live in substandard units have infestations of bed bugs, cockroaches and rodents. If you have such problems, it is important for you to understand that your Landlord must abide by certain pest control procedures. The California guidelines on dealing with pest control require such landlords to follow … Read More

Basic Amenities Required by Law

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In the State of California, a landlord is required to provide certain basic amenities to all tenants within their buildings.  This article will explain some of the important amenities that are required by law, to help you maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle for you and your family. Make Sure … Read More