EVICT-A-GEDDON The Promises and Pitfalls of Collecting Rent

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020

GUEST SPEAKER: Carlton van Putten has been a real estate investor and landlord for over 20 years. He is currently the CEO of PayRent- an online rent payment and property management platform. He has over 25 years of experience as a software and payments executive with a keen focus on high-growth and startup tech companies. In addition to running a fast-growth fintech company, he contributes regularly to tech incubators in and around the Salt Lake City area and to numerous blogs.

PayRent is the safe and simple way to collect rent.  They help property owners and managers collect rent online safely, reliably and automatically.  You already have enough on your plate. Maintenance, repairs, regulations, inspections, an endless list of chores that take over your day. PayRent will help you take rent collection off your to-do list with just a few clicks.  For more information, visit: http://payrent.com/aptnews

State of Affairs – Eviction Laws & Where We Are Headed, Presented by Brennan Law Firm

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Michael Brennan, Esq. is the managing partner and founder of the Brennan Law Firm, one of the premier landlord-tenant law firms in Southern California, representing landlords exclusively in evictions, judgment enforcement, and other landlord-tenant matters. 

The Brennan Law Firm represents landlords in every aspect of landlord-tenant matters, including initial lease negotiations and drafting, to unlawful detainer litigation.  There is no firm or individual in this industry who can handle your case more aggressively, knowledgeably, or quickly than the Brennan Law Firm.  The Brennan Law Firm gets the job done right in a professional, efficient, and cost-effective manner due to their experience and proven track record of success in virtually every aspect of landlord-tenant litigation

Landlord / Tenant Law Q&A With Kimball, Tirey & St. John

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Landlord / Tenant Law Q&A With Kimball, Tirey & St. John

By Ted Kimball, Esq., Partner, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

Question:  How can we determine if the roaches in the apartment were the result of bad housekeeping?  Is it our responsibility to get rid of the roaches?

  • Answer: Ask your pest control professional to give his or her opinion.  The court will rely heavily on expert testimony in these cases.  If you can prove the tenant was responsible for the infestation, they are responsible for the pest control cost.

Question: If our tenant sublets, and the sublessee defaults in the rent, do I give a notice to the tenant or the sublessee?

  • Answer: Serve each one a notice with both of their names on it.  They should be evicted in the same action.

The Puente Hills Fault: The Los Angeles Area’s Biggest Monster

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The Puente Hills Fault:  The Los Angeles Area’s Biggest Monster

By Ali Sahabi

Tokyo had Godzilla.  But, Los Angeles, for more than a century, has feared the notorious San Andreas Fault.  However, we Angelenos have been overlooking a closer and even more deadly monster: the Puente Hills fault, which could kill more people and cause more damage in the Los Angeles Area than the San Andreas because it lies under vulnerable, older neighborhoods, and can produce heavy reverberations felt over a wide area.

A study by the University of Southern California found that the Puente Hills fault has the capacity to produce “the costliest disaster in U.S. history.” As many as 18,000 people could die, 735,000 could lose their homes, and up to 100,000 tons of debris may be generated. The total economic loss would be as high as $252 billion.[i]  The United States Geological Survey (USGS) presented similar projections, noting that Puente Hills’ destructive power is five times that of the San Andreas. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the nearby Puente Hills fault would cause the same destruction as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake on the more distant San Andreas fault – with an 8.0 magnitude earthquake releasing 16 times the energy of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

Death in a Unit: Emergency Clean Up & Preparedness

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WHEN: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Please Join Us As We Take on the Morbid Topic of Death, Hoarding, COVID-19 and Other Biohazard Clean-ups in or at YOUR Property!  Learn about YOUR responsibilities and available options for YOU to deal with a traumatic or catastrophic event that occurs at your home or rental property.

After a traumatic or catastrophic event, the cleanup of biohazards is very difficult and should be done by a licensed and fully trained biohazard professional. Bio SoCal helps you clean-up safely and restore your home or   rental property business to where it was prior to the unplanned event so you can focus on what is important.  Bio SoCal specializes exclusively in Biohazard clean-up and understands the importance of providing discrete, confidential, and professional service based on your schedule. Bio SoCal specializes in all types on Biohazard clean-up including the effects of blood, suicide, death, decomposition, crime scenes, trauma, murder, feces, and hoarding cleanup.

Not sure if you need a biohazard clean-up professional?  Blood can contain pathogens that carry incurable diseases, viruses and bacteria and that can make you sick and even cause death. Since biohazards and blood cleanup is most likely covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy typically there is either no out of pocket costs or a very small deductible.

Discussion Topics Include:

  • How to safely address COVID-19 at YOUR property?
  • What Is the process for cleaning-up a suicide or homicide? 
  • How to clean-p a blood spill?  Is it really possible to fully clean blood spills out of carpet or other furnishings at my property?
  • What do crime scene cleaners do?  What licenses are required for crime scene clean-up?
  • How YOU can safely clean-up rodent droppings, animal urine or feces?
  • What is the best way to remove cigarette smoke from your house or apartment?
  • Ways to completely remove dead animal smell.
  • Handling death inside of YOUR rental property – learn why a dead body smells and the 5 stages of human decomposition.
  • Is the odor from a dead Body a biohazard?

WARNING…DURING THIS WEBINAR, YOU WILL SEE PHOTOGRAPHS OF CRIME SCENES, BLOOD AND HOARDING.  IT IS NOT SUGGESTED THIS WEBINAR BE VIEWED BY OR WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.  IF YOU ARE IN ANY WAY SQUEMISH, YOU MAY NOT WANT TO WATCH THIS WEBINAR.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Alan Cohen
Chief Executive Officer, Bio SoCal

Alan Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer of Bio SoCal.  He has successfully transitioned from a Fortune 100 corporate executive in large public and private technology and retail companies to leverage his experience and background to help people during their greatest time of despair.  Prior to joining Bio SoCal, among other positions, Alan was the Vice President of Global Marketing at Xperi Corporation in Calabasas, a global audio technology licensing company, and prior to that he was the Vice President of Corporate Business Development for the Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the world.  After having held senior corporate roles, he became a small business owner and has the privilege to work closely with families, first responders, and human services personnel, and businesses to clean up and recover after a traumatic event such as a crime, suicide, undiscovered death, homeless encampment, accidents, infectious disease disinfection, tear gas and extreme hoarding situations.  According to Alan, doing the work at Bio SoCal “…is truly rewarding work.”

Locally owned and operated, Bio SoCal is your biohazard clean-up, recovery and hoarding remediation company dedicated to assisting families, law enforcement, public service agencies and property owners and managers in restoring property that has been contaminated by biohazards as a result of crime, disaster, death or misuse.   To put it simply…    Bio SoCal discreetly cleans what most companies won’t or just can’t!

Feature Sponsor: Bio SoCal

Title Sponsor: Scott Properties

How Will the 2020 Presidential Election Affect Real Estate?

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How Will the 2020 Presidential Election Affect Real Estate? 

7 insights to prepare investors and consumers

by Josh Stech

  1. Keep calm and carry on

Regardless of who wins on election day, real estate prices probably won’t see any drastic long-term changes. Historically speaking, the housing market performs consistently (and consistently well) under both Democrats and Republicans. Since 1979, the annual rate of property returns averaged between approximately 7 and 10 percent for both Democratic and Republican presidential administrations.

  • Prosperity often follows uncertainty

In election years, home sales usually drop off from October to November more steeply than in non-election years (-15% vs -10%). This reflects buyer caution facing the uncertain outcome of a presidential election. However, the year following a presidential election is typically the strongest housing market year in every four-year election cycle, suggesting that the dropoff in November simply delays demand until the following year.

Feeling the Increase in Crime?

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Feeling the Increase in Crime?

By Matt Williams, Principal, Williams Real Estate Advisors

With the California prison population being reduced by 18,000 inmates since March 2020 and the reduction in police budgets, crime is on the rise and rental property owners must be prepared. Most of the released inmates have committed non-violent crimes, but non-violent offenses just happen to impact rental property owners and their tenants.

These impacts include property and drug crimes such as theft, burglary, robbery, larceny, vandalism, drug possession, drug trafficking, etc. Even though many are happy to see that inmates get a second chance to be a productive part of our society, not all released inmates are sticking to the “straight and narrow” but rather going back to their old criminal ways.  To compound the problem, a reduction in police budgets and staffing are making it tougher for our police to respond to the increased crime. For example, the Los Angeles Police Department’s active duty police force will drop to a 12-year low based on the budget cuts approved by the Los Angeles City Council on July 1, 2020. This in turn is creating a perfect storm for a rise in crime that impacts both owners and tenants. In this article, I address how owners need to be prepared to address this situation.

VOALA and Housing Our Veterans

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WHEN: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

PLEASE HELP Our Veterans Who Have Sacrificed Greatly for Our Liberty and Freedom! 

Become a Success Story Today!  Join Us, As We Discuss The Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. Learn How YOU TOO Can Help!  The HUD-VASH Program Is Available to Rent YOUR Units At Market Rates All Backed by the Federal Government.

Join us for this important webinar to learn about how YOU can assist our brave Veterans by providing badly needed housing.  Volunteers of America, Los Angeles (VOALA) is a local agency that addresses the many issues facing our Veterans and their families, including by helping to assist with depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders, homelessness, unemployment, and lack of education. VOALA is committed to helping Veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life. Mental health, housing, employment, and case management is at the core of its Veterans’ programs.

EVICT-A-GEDDON The Promises and Pitfalls of Collecting Rent

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WHEN: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Has the Challenging Rental Market Gotten YOU Down?  STILL FUMBLING AROUND DEPOSITING RENT CHECKS?  Learn Everything YOU Need to Know About Online Payment Solutions

In today’s “Eviction Moratorium” filled environment, it has nearly become impossible to collect rent.  This webinar will cover many of the “tips and tricks” you need to know to effectively and timely collect rent that is owned to you.  Hear from a leading industry expert on the topic of rent collections and how YOU can best survive during the pandemic and market turmoil.Join us for this informative webinar led by technology expert and payment solutions executive, Carlton van Putten, Chief Executive Officer of PayRent.com discusses important and secure online payment solutions and property management tools available to YOU at NO COST.  PayRent is the preferred online payment solution of Apartment News Publications.Advances in online solutions have greatly benefited landlords and property managers looking to enhance their rental management business to provide better services to their tenants, clients, and vendors.  One of the best practices a landlord or property manager can adopt for their rental business involves collecting rent online.  There are multiple benefits to providing your renters with the ability to make a rent payment online. By collecting rent online, you provide a convenient solution to renters wanting to avoid writing a check, increase the likelihood of on-time rent payments, limit the number of late fees charged to tenants, and simplify your rent collection duties each month.  YOU can have all of this for FREE.

GUEST SPEAKER: Carlton van Putten has been a real estate investor and landlord for over 20 years. He is currently the CEO of PayRent- an online rent payment and property management platform. He has over 25 years of experience as a software and payments executive with a keen focus on high-growth and startup tech companies. In addition to running a fast-growth fintech company, he contributes regularly to tech incubators in and around the Salt Lake City area and to numerous blogs.

SPONSORED BY:
PAYRENT.COM

PayRent is the safe and simple way to collect rent.  They help property owners and managers collect rent online safely, reliably and automatically.  You already have enough on your plate. Maintenance, repairs, regulations, inspections, an endless list of chores that take over your day. PayRent will help you take rent collection off your to-do list with just a few clicks.  For more information, visit: http://payrent.com/aptnews

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