Senate Bill 91: A Temporary Lifeline for Covid-19 Impacted Tenants

Senate Bill 91: A Temporary Lifeline for Covid-19 Impacted Tenants

The COVID-19 pandemic generated a slew of new rules, extended rent moratoriums, eviction restrictions and complicated compliance calendars for both landlords and tenants. Just as California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act was expiring, SB 91 took effect January 29,...
Eviction vs. Ejection

Eviction vs. Ejection

What’s the Difference? Most tenants understand the meaning of the word eviction. Eviction is “the dispossession of a tenant of leased property by a legal process.”  In other words, the tenant has to leave because a judge said so after the landlord...
What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums End?

Millions of fragile California rental households are facing a frightening reality: the $600 per week unemployment benefits ended, food costs are soaring, jobs are scarce and the rent is due – again. While thousands of tenants avoided COVID-19-related eviction...
When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

When Your Tenant Screening Report is Wrong

Protections against evictions due the COVID-19 epidemic are expiring.  This is making tenants leave their current homes and search for new apartments. Flawed tenant screenings (or background checks) are creating havoc for would-be tenants, and there is no watch guard...
The Case of the Landlord Who Did Not Obey the Rules

The Case of the Landlord Who Did Not Obey the Rules

Landlord-tenant eviction cases can be decided in favor of tenants due to a small thing like not being given a proper notice. Having a tenant lawyer on your side who pays attention to the rules can make a big difference. The Landlord’s Mistake In October, 2018 a...
COVID-19 And Eviction

COVID-19 And Eviction

If you are frightened and anxious about being evicted due to loss of your job or regular income you are not alone. Millions around the world are facing the same challenges. Loss of work hours and wages, self-quarantine and self-isolation are preventing many California...