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Landlord/Tenant Law 101: Lawful Rents
Landlord/Tenant Law 101: Lawful Rents

By David M. Wilson Prior to the 1970s, California law generally treated landlord/tenant agreements like other contracts. The lease or rental agreement (which could be oral or written) established initial and subsequent rents, which could be payable on a monthly, quarterly or most any other basis.... Continue Reading

05/1/2004


Landlord/Tenant Law 101 - Security Deposits
Landlord/Tenant Law 101 - Security Deposits

By David M. Wilson AT THE MARCH 6 MEMBERSHIP MEETING, VERNE PERRY PROVIDED HELPFUL HINTS ABOUT THE INTRICACIES OF CALIFORNIA LAW ON SECURITY DEPOSITS. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A DIGEST OF VERNE’S REMARKS WITH SOME ADDITIONS BASED ON BERKELEY’S RENT CONTROL ORDINANCE AND REGULATIONS. AS... Continue Reading

04/1/2004


Why Do Older Apartments Have So Many Electrical Problems?

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Why Do Older Apartments Have So Many Electrical Problems?

By David W. Baleno All Pro Electric Reprinted from Tips 'N' Trends, Rental Housing Association of Pierce County, June 2002 Most older apartments have insufficient electrical systems compared to the strict electrical codes that are enforced nowadays. Problem: Old and insufficient lighting... Continue Reading

07/1/2002


The High Cost of Rent Control
The High Cost of Rent Control

By: NMHC That rent control is an ineffective and often counterproductive housing policy is no longer open to serious question. The profound economic and social consequences of government intervention in the nation's housing markets have been documented in study after study, over the past... Continue Reading

01/1/1996