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Hating Landlords Misplaces The Blame

Hating Landlords Misplaces The Blame

by Gary Galles “No wonder people f—–g hate landlords.” That was what comedian Andy Richter tweeted (since-deleted). What caused that reaction? A landlord wanted six months advance rent on an apartment he was seeking for his son. However, that expletive reflects misunderstanding rather than justifiable derision, of a type I call greedy-bastard economics. In greedy-bastard […]

California May Extend Eviction Moratorium Past June, Make Landlords Whole

California May Extend Eviction Moratorium Past June, Make Landlords Whole

By Tyler Durden California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) says the state will make landlords whole whose tenants have accumulated past-due rent amid the pandemic – despite the fact that the state has only distributed just $32 million of the $490 million in requests for rental assistance through May 31 in what appears to be typical bureaucratic malarkey. […]

Thousand Oaks Landlord Settles Civil Lawsuit with District Attorney

Thousand Oaks Landlord Settles Civil Lawsuit with District Attorney

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that a civil settlement has been reached with Ashok K. Sharma (Sharma), of La Cañada, involving an apartment complex he owned located at 850 Warwick Avenue in Thousand Oaks. Under the terms of the stipulated judgment and settlement filed with the court earlier today, Sharma will […]

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently

By ANDREW KHOURI STAFF WRITER Prominent landlord attorney Dennis Block stood before a crowd of more than 200 at an apartment owners trade show in Pasadena and, to laughs, boasted of having evicted “more tenants than anybody else on the planet Earth.” Block said he was proud to enforce what he said America was built on: […]

Landlord fined big time for sexual harassment of tenant

Landlord fined big time for sexual harassment of tenant

By Jennifer Felten The court has held that a landlord’s sexual harassment of a tenant effectively denied the tenant housing in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act. The tenant had leased a bedroom in the landlord’s three bedroom apartment for a year. Within a week of the […]