The ABCs of HOAs – What to Know about Home Owners Associations

The ABCs of HOAs – What to Know about Home Owners Associations

Part One – HOA Overview Over the next couple of months we will explore the legal issues of Home Owners Associations (HOAs). We’ll focus on topics unique to California residents, typical legal challenges encountered by homeowners, and how to anticipate and...
When Your Landlord Wants to Move In

When Your Landlord Wants to Move In

Imagine receiving a letter from the owner of your rental home or apartment asking you to vacate because they are planning to move into your apartment. Surprise! Can your owner-landlord kick you out and move in? Yes, they can – the property belongs to them....
Costa-Hawkins and Your Tenant Rights

Costa-Hawkins and Your Tenant Rights

Travel back through time to 1995. What do you recall about that tumultuous year? Million Man March on Washington DC San Francisco 49ers defeat San Diego Chargers 49-26 at Super Bowl XXIX California passes the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act If you are a long-term...
When Your Landlord Tries to Sell You a Buyout

When Your Landlord Tries to Sell You a Buyout

Maybe you heard a rumor in the stairwell, or perhaps you saw a notice somewhere. Your landlord is selling  your apartment building. Then you get a notice in the mail. It’s true. You’re going to end up on the streets, penniless. You will never be able to...