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Question: Is there any law which grants a tenant a grace period for the payment of rent? One tenant is claiming that they have three business days after the rent is due?   Answer: There is no law requiring a grace period. Rent must be paid on the due date. A landlord may serve a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit the following day after rent is due. The only exception would be if the due date is a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday. If this is the case, the tenant's due date is extended to the following day.    Read More ...
Last modified on Thursday, 28 January 2016 21:40
Monday, 26 October 2015 23:31

Does Santa Ana have rent control?

Question: I am buying an apartment house Santa Ana located in Orange County. Does Santa Ana have rent control?   Answer: In Southern California, the following counties do not have rent contro; Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and San Diego. In Los Angeles County, only the following cities have rent control: Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.   Read More ...
Last modified on Monday, 26 October 2015 23:37
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:28

Is my property subject to rent control?

Question: My property is located in the city of Los Angeles. It was originally built in 1929. It has now been reconstructed as a duplex and a certificate of occupancy was isssued in 1979. My question is whether this property is under rent control?   Answer: Since you have obtained a Certificate of Occupancy issued after October 1, 1978 and the configuration of your property has changed, your property would not be subject to rent control.  Read More ...
Last modified on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 21:32
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