Summary of 2024 Amendments to the Tenant Protection Act of 2019

Senate Bill SB 567 (effective on April 1, 2024) makes changes to two specific types of evictions under The Tenant Protection Act of 2019.  Specifically, SB 567 modifies the rules governing no-fault evictions arising from substantial remodels, and owner/family member move-ins.  Here is a summary of those changes.  Substantial Remodel Eviction Changes Under the new…

How to Identify and Avoid Common Tenant Scams

Owning a rental unit can be a lucrative endeavor but isn’t without its fair share of risks. Rental scams are a growing issue in major cities across the nation. By knowing the most common scams and adopting a thorough tenant screening process, landlords can protect themselves from unscrupulous renters and minimize the risk of becoming…

Summary of the City of Long Beach’s “Just Cause” Eviction Control Ordinance

The City of Long Beach has enacted a “Just Cause” eviction control ordinance that prohibits eviction of a tenant unless the landlord has a reason listed under the law to do so. The City’s ordinance essentially mirrors the eviction protections of the state’s Tenant Protection Act of 2019, except that it has additional regulations for…

Summary of Los Angeles County’s Anti-Tenant Harassment Ordinance

The County of Los Angeles has enacted an Anti-Harassment Ordinance covering unincorporated areas of the County, that gives renters more legal recourse to sue their landlords for harassment and imposes harsh penalties for noncompliance. Landlords also are prohibited from retaliating against tenants who are not in default of their rent and who have exercised their…

Summary of Los Angeles County’s Eviction Protection Ordinance

The County of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance, includes “just cause” eviction protections for tenants residing in unincorporated areas of the County.  Here’s a summary of the Ordinance’s just cause provisions.  Registration Requirement The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs oversees compliance with the Ordinance.  L.A. County, Cal., Mun. Code § 8.52.030….

Procedures used by Tenants to Challenge a Nevada Eviction Order

This article explains the legal procedures used by tenants to contest an eviction order entered by the trial judge.  In short, once a landlord has been awarded a judgment, the tenant can remain in the rental unit by filing a motion to “stay” (i.e. delay) execution of the order, or a motion to vacate the…

What You Need to Know About Holdover Tenants in California

Tenants are supposed to leave the rental unit or sign a new rental contract when their lease ends, but what happens if they remain in the rental beyond the official term of the tenancy?  These so-called “holdover tenants” can continue to live on the property legally until you complete the necessary steps to evict them….

Tips on Preparing for and Attending a Nevada Eviction Hearing

Unless you’re a seasoned litigator, the prospect of having to attend a court hearing can be stressful. Although the hearing represents an important part of your case, most lawsuits stand or fall based on how well a party prepared for it.  Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for an eviction trial and…

Landlord Liability in Nevada for Renting a Unit that is Uninhabitable or Lacks Essential Services

A landlord of residential property is required to maintain the rental unit in a habitable condition, which includes furnishing essential services unless the lease provides otherwise.  A habitability claim premised on the landlord’s alleged failure to provide essential services, however, is treated slightly differently under Nevada law in a few material respects.  For this reason,…