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TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A WET SEASON

Tips to Prepare for a Wet Season Interview with Mark Sanchez, CAC, CHMM, CA/DPH, President of ACC Water intrusion happens, whether it's from a heavy rain, flood or plumbing malfunction, when it occurs it's important to know how to respond to prevent mold growth. In this Interview, Mark shares his tips on how to keep water out of your building to prevent mold growth from starting and creating a hazardous situation to your tenants and maintenance workers ... Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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LANDLORDS FINED $2.25 MILLION FOR RUNNING ILLEGAL AIRBNB APARTMENT RENTALS

By Editors, Rental Housing Journal Two landlords who own 17 buildings have been fined $2.25 million in penalties and investigation costs after unlawfully renting out 14 apartments on Airbnb, according to a release. San Francisco City Attorney, Dennis Herrera said in a release that the landlord owners, “who, after being caught in 2014, returned to flouting the law and unlawfully rented out 14 other apartments on Airbnb until being caught again in a lengthy investigation that ... Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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JANUARY 2019 – LOCAL GOVERNMENT UPDATE

By Janet Gagnon, Director, Government Affairs and External Relations via AAGLA On November 20, the County of Los Angeles' Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to pass an interim rent "freeze" ordinance with only Supervisor Barger opposing it. The interim rent freeze ordinance takes effect on December 20 for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County … Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS SUE CITY OF OAKLAND

Update via AAGLA Lyndsey and Sharon Ballinger filed a lawsuit against the City of Oakland to challenge the constitutionality of the city's ordinance that requires payment of relocation payments to renters before owners can repossess their property for their own use. Similar ordinances have … Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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NEW RESIDENT MANAGER LAWS FOR 2019

By Dale Alberstone, Esq., via AOA "...Failure to comply with the new 2019 California Statewide wage, hour and rent laws can be financially devastating as it is commonplace for lawyers representing resident managers to sue for, or at least threaten, damages ranging from $175,000 to $250,000 for unpaid wages, excessive rent, penalties, attorney's fees and other related amounts. In light of … Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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CALIFORNIA VOTERS REJECTED PROP 10, BUT RENT CONTROL ADVOCATES SAY FIGHT ISN’T OVER

By Dennis Lynch The resounding defeat of Proposition 10 has hardly silenced the debate over solutions to California’s housing crisis. But voters’ rejection of the measure says that rent control probably won’t be part of that discussion right now. On Tuesday, nearly 62 percent of California voters voted against Prop 10, a measure to lift restrictions on rent control measures around the state… Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2018

By Janet Gagnon, Director, Government Affairs and External Relations via AAGLA

Los Angeles County: Rent Freeze - On September 11, 2018, the County of Los Angeles’ Board of Supervisors passed a motion to establish a rent freeze ordinance limiting annual rent increases to no more than 3.0% for LA County’s unincorporated areas. The freeze means that owners would not be able to raise rents by more than… Read More

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MYTHS vs FACTS – WHAT HOUSING PROVIDERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SEC 8

Myths vs Facts - What Housing Providers Should Know About Sec 8 By California Association Housing Authorities The Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8) is a federally funded program providing monthly rental assistance to over two million low-income households renting units in the private market. The rental assistance is provided through a local housing authority. Myths about the Section 8 program continue to prevent section 8 participants from finding ... Read More If you are a real estate professional interested in featuring an article with Scott Properties Group's readers, please Contact Us.

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