Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Should You Make a Roommate Contract?

Los Angeles’ persistent population growth has led to an increased need for housing and high real estate prices.  Per the LA Housing and Community Investment Department, nearly 60% of all Angelinos are renters.[1] With Los Angeles rents consistently higher than the...
12 New California Laws for 2018

12 New California Laws for 2018

As we all try to adjust to 2018, it is important to also consider the new laws going into effect across the state. Governor Brown and the legislature passed almost 900 bills in 2017 addressing a wide array of issues. See the list below for some of the most interesting...
Los Angeles Noise Complaint Basics

Los Angeles Noise Complaint Basics

Whether you own a home or rent in Los Angeles, you have likely come to realize that our city of over 10 Million people can get noisy.  While the source of noise can vary, from late-night parties, amplified musical instruments and high-volume television sets to barking...
Limits on Rental Application Fees

Limits on Rental Application Fees

California is home to some of the world’s most expensive rental markets. Since most renters are numb to the astronomical prices, few pay any attention to the various fees that landlords tack on when signing a lease agreement. However, California limits the fees a...
When Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment?

When Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment?

  High property values and a hot rental market have combined to create an army of deficient landlords across Southern California. Many entrepreneurs have rushed into the rental game without proper knowledge and training, leading to a myriad of issues for both...
10 Things You Can Copyright

10 Things You Can Copyright

The U.S. Copyright Office has registered an average of 516,000 Copyrights per year since 2000.  Following are 10 Copyrightable Subject matter and examples that can apply for copyrights registration.  If you have created any of the original works listed, contact our...
Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

Rent Stabilization, or rent control, puts a limit on the landlord’s ability to evict tenants and increase rent. This serves to protect tenants both from unreasonable price increases and also from wrongful evictions. These regulations serve to limit a landlord’s...
Can I Trademark My Name?

Can I Trademark My Name?

  Celebrities including 50 Cent[1], Jennifer “JWoww” Farley[2] (from Jersey Shore) and Madonna[3] have all secured trademarks in their names.  The ability of a person to trademark their name depends on use of the mark and whether the mark has acquired...