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By Danielle Lender-Peretz, Esq., Director, Government Affairs & External Relations As the long summer days draw to a close and autumn arrives, local governments such as the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Santa Monica and West Hollywood have been working on advancing a number of issues of concern: permanent rent control, eviction defense programs, expansion of relocation fees and minimum one-year lease requirements. These issues and many others affecting the multifamily rental housing…Read More

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Dealing with Renters Who Don’t Allow You to Inspect Your Rental Property

By H.G. Long, Attorney, Managing Attorney, H.G. Long and Associates and Fast Eviction Service Question: What do I do if my rental unit is cited b the City of Los Angeles Code Enforcement and the renter does not allow me to have access to rental unit to inspect and repair?It is very common occurrence in the City of Los Angeles. Renters will file a complaint with the City of Los Angeles Health Department, which will then conduct annual inspections of the rental properties and to investigate renter complaints. This procedure can be very frustrating for a landlord who has a very recalcitrant renter who refuses to allow…Read More

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RSVP: ARCADIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR’S – creEXPO – OCTOBER 22

FREE ADMISSION! Join Scott Properties Group (booth #156) and the Arcadia Association of Realtor's on Tuesday, October 22 (Pasadena Hilton) at the largest commercial real estate expo in the San Gabriel Valley!" Commercial real estate professionals, stop by and enjoy industry seminars, networking opportunities, prizes, and educational sessions. Come meet the Scott Properties Group team at booth #156, to learn more about property management services for commercial properties, including office buildings, retail shopping centers, mixed-use, and industrial properties! WHERE Pasadena Hilton Hotel 168 S Los Robles Ave Pasadena, CA WHEN October 22, 2019 10am-6pm RSVP HERE

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NEW RENT CAP SUPPLEMENTS LOCAL RENT CONTROL RULES

By Madeline Pauker , via SMDP “ State lawmakers passed a landmark measure last Wednesday that will limit annual rent increases to 5% plus inflation for buildings that are at least 15 years old and require landlords to provide a “just cause” for evicting tenants. While Santa Monica already has a comprehensive rent control program and a “just cause” law of its own, Assembly Bill 1482 will impact some tenants in the city...” Read More

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SEPTEMBER 2019: Why Should Anyone Be Surprised? Overregulation is Causing Rent Controlled Apartments to Drop Like Flies in LA!

via AAGLA " A recent article by an online publication, “Curbed L.A.,” reported that rental housing providers in Los Angeles have filed applications to remove 657 rent-controlled apartment units under the Ellis Act. The Ellis Act is a 1985 California state law that allows landlords to evict residential tenants to “go out of the rental business” despite desires by local governments to compel them to continue providing rental housing…” Read More

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SEPTEMBER 2019: LOCAL GOVERNMENT UPDATE

By Danielle Lender-Peretz, Esq. Director, Government Affairs & External Relations, via AAGLA “ While the Summer months reflected a general slowdown in legislative activity, some cities have implemented new regulations, such as Culver City which recently adopted an interim 3% rent freeze and related measures for an interim, 12-month period. As we move into the month of September, it is anticipated that issues such as “Right to Counsel” in the City of Los Angeles and continued risk of permanent rent control… Read More

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SEPTEMBER 2019: THE RENTAL HOUSING BUSINESS AND HOW THE GOVERNMENT DISENFRANCHISES THE SMALL REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

By Roderick Wright, Former California State Senator, via AAGLA “ I recently saw a movie titled, “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” What initially sounded like a comedy was, in reality, a cautionary tale about poverty and gentrification. Jokingly, I called my friend Willie Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco and told him that I had just seen a movie about him. Willie laughed and said that he should have had a bit part in that movie. Looking at other cities …”Read More

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FREE RSVP: APARTMENT BUILDINGS CONFERENCE & EXPO (AAGLA) – OCTOBER 2

FREE ADMISSION! Join Scott Properties Group (booth #120) and the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles at the 2019 Apartment Building's Conference and Expo in Pasadena on October 2! Property owners, investors, real estate professionals, stop by and enjoy FREE industry seminars, networking opportunities, prizes, and educational sessions where you will discover money-making and money-saving ideas from various professionals in the Multi-family industry. Come meet the Scott Properties Group team at booth #120, to learn more about property management and have your questions answered by our team of management professionals! WHERE Pasadena Convention Center WHEN Wednesday, OCTOBER 2, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm RSVP HERE

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FREE RSVP: APARTMENT OWNER’S ASSOCIATION (AOA) TRADE SHOW & LANLORDING CONFERENCE – SEP 12

FREE ADMISSION! Join Scott Properties Group (booth #320) and the Apartment Owner's Association at the biggest event of the year! Property owners, investors, real estate professionals, stop by and enjoy FREE industry seminars, networking opportunities, prizes, and educational sessions where you will discover money-making and money-saving, presented on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come meet the Scott Properties Group team at booth #320, to learn more about property management and have your questions answered by our team of management professionals! WHERE Los Angeles Center 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 WHEN September 12th, 2019 7:30 am - 5:00 pm RSVP HERE

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