California Extends Protections for Residential Tenants to June 30, 2021
In August 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Among other protections, the law gave tenants who were unable to pay rent due to COVID-19-related distress for the
Effective Immediately: Residential Tenants Receive Further COVID-19 Protections in California
On August 31, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an eviction protection law that significantly amends the long-standing procedures for initiating and prosecuting residential unlawful detainer actions based on failure to pay rent. The new
California Governor Extends Executive Order on Evictions
In one of the first executive orders targeting evictions, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order on March 16, 2020, which lifted restrictions on a local government’s authority to impose limitations on residential and commercial evictions.
Los Angeles Weaponizes and Expands Its COVID-19 Rent Control Ordinance
On May 6, 2020 the LA City Council passed a new eviction control Ordinance to strengthen the temporary eviction prohibitions enacted March 31, 2020. The amended Ordinance, which amends the Los Angeles Municipal Code, not
Stronger Temporary Eviction Protections for More of Los Angeles County
On April 14, 2020 the Board of Supervisors for the County of Los Angeles significantly expanded the scope of COVID-19 related eviction restrictions. Whereas a prior executive order applied only to unincorporated areas in Los
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department Provides Guidance on Rent Repayment Agreements
We previously wrote about the LA City Council’s March 31, 2020 Ordinance which, among other things, gave tenants up to 12 months following the expiration of the Local Emergency Period to repay past due rent
California Ballot Guide 2018: Propositions 8-12
We continue with Part Three in our series on California’s ballot propositions for 2018, providing a glimpse of the pros and cons of each measure. For those readers who want more than a glimpse, please
What are the Rights of a Non-Paying Month-to-Month Tenant?
Real Estate Litigation Attorney by Nicholas Kanter 818-907-3289 When a month-to-month tenant stops paying rent and a landlord initiates an unlawful detainer lawsuit, does the tenant maintain tenancy rights in the premises pending the resolution of
Court Confirms Landlord’s Right to Seek Damages in Unlawful Detainer Action and Separate Civil Action
Real Estate Litigation Attorney by Nicholas Kanter 818-907-3289 The Court of Appeal just confirmed that a landlord is not barred from recovering rent owed by a tenant in a civil action for breach of contract, even
Lighting Up Legislation: Regulating Recreational Marijuana in California
Environmental Litigation Defense Attorney Stephen T. Holzer 818.907.3299 California voters legalizing the use of recreational marijuana under Proposition 64, also known as The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) last November is just the beginning.