In an effort to solve the city’s housing and affordability crisis, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin offers a solution: taxing landlords who keep habitable housing units empty. Should the proposal go forward, the city would becom
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In a nation of ideas, we will certainly have points of disagreement, but “civil discourse” is only possible where there is civility.
Most people have never heard of a “partition action” – until, of course, they find themselves in the middle of one.
If you own a large swath of land, you may have been approached by a cellular phone provider about the prospect of leasing part of your land for an antenna site. At first glance, this may seem like an exciting offer – and you wouldn’
If you’re a California landlord, you need to be aware of what state law says about carbon monoxide detectors in dwelling units. In 2010, state lawmakers passed a law that requires any dwelling with an attached garage or a fossil fuel-
With nearly every kind of agreement, it’s wise to put it in writing. This goes for home improvement projects, as well. In fact, California law requires that all residential home improvement projects worth more than $500 be reduced to
Although it’s a legal principle grounded in ancient English common law, “adverse possession” is still alive and well today. Usually, property ownership passes through a purchase or an inheritance. In the case of adverse po
Whether you’re a residential homeowner or a landlord, being hit with building code violations can make you feel anxious. How are you going to pay for this? Can you do this yourself, or do you need to pay for a professional?