The top rental housing communities in Los Angeles -- and the companies and individuals behind their excellence -- received prestigious accolades Thursday, Nov. 20, from the California Apartment Association.

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The California Apartment Association this weekend honored the Greater Fresno area's top rental housing professionals and properties during the 17th Annual Mark of Distinction Awards. On Saturday, Nov. 22, nearly 700 CAA members and industry partners brimmed with anticipation as they paraded into the Fresno Convention Center to find out who would receive the coveted MOD award.

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Question: We have served our tenant a 60-day notice of termination of tenancy; however, the renter has quit paying the rent. Now we are preparing to send a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. What is the next step if the tenant doesn’t pay? Answer: If the tenant does not comply with the three-day notice by paying the rent, you can commence eviction procedures. If the rent owed is paid, the 60-day notice is still valid unless you asked for rent that goes beyond the 60-day notice period. Question: Our tenants were supposed to move out in two weeks.… Read More


Talk about a full plate. Besides great barbecue, the menu for CAA’s end-of-the-year membership luncheon in Pleasant Hill this month included a rundown on new laws, tips on saving energy, and philanthropy for local veterans. It was all served up Thursday, Nov. 13, at Back Forty Texas BBQ.

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Have a heart and take part! Consider it a rallying call for generosity this holiday season. CAA Greater Inland Empire has launched its annual toy and food drive, providing members a way to help more than 1,200 children and their families. A pair of charitable organizations, Mary’s Mercy Center and Veronica’s Home, will distribute the food, gifts and other essentials. Mary’s Mercy Center Mary’s Mercy Center, Inc. is a public nonprofit organization which is committed to serve all races, creeds and conditions of life while extending unconditional love, acceptance, and respect to all who come for assistance. Networking with local… Read More

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A number of new California laws will have a direct impact on rental property owners and managers in 2015. Don’t get caught off guard. Make sure you understand upcoming laws on issues including water submeters, electric-vehicle charging stations and electronic signatures on rental agreements. Ensure compliance with these pieces of legislation and many others by taking the California Apartment Association’s next webinar, New Laws Affecting Rental Housing in 2015. The online presentation runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. It’s free to CAA members and $45 for non-members. Registration is online only. Click here to enroll. You’ll… Read More


Laughter, applause — even some hoots and hollers — reverberated in the Riverside Convention Center on Wednesday night. The source? The California Apartment Association’s first Tapped & Uncorked event, where more than 300 rental housing professionals received a well-deserved evening of proud reflection and fun. After all, 2014 has brimmed with political and philanthropic achievements in the Inland Empire. Before sending attendees to dance, network and sample regional wines and craft beers, the Association addressed some cheerful-but-important business. CAA officially announced the division’s new name, honored its legislator of the year and thanked members for a year of victories… Read More

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Question: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, is on a month-to-month term, and the house he is renting has been listed for sale. We understand that when a property is being sold, the 60-day notice of termination of tenancy is not required and that a 30-day notice is permitted once an escrow is opened. Is that correct? Answer: A 30-day notice may be given in these circumstances only: if it is a single-family residence, the buyer is going to move in and live there for at least one year; the notice is given within 120… Read More


By SHANT APEKIAN Republicans and Moderate Democrats – including numerous allies of the apartment industry — enjoyed major victories in California on Election Day, giving the California Apartment Association reason to celebrate. During this election cycle, the California Apartment Association’s Political Action Committee spent roughly $2 million ensuring the election of candidates who will defend the interests of the multifamily housing industry. Bolstered by CAAPAC’s political support, voter frustration with the status quo and record-low voter turnout, business-friendly candidates garnered vital wins. Statewide, Gov. Brown easily secured a fourth term, and Democrats once again swept all the constitutional offices. In… Read More

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In the 2000 film “What Women Want,” Mel Gibson’s character, Nick Marshall, can hear women’s thoughts. This ability provides veritable superpowers when it comes to relationships. You may never be a mind-reader like Marshall, but you can gain a better understanding of your tenants’ wants and needs, said Rommel Anacan, guest speaker at a California Apartment Association luncheon last week. Anacan provided key insights for keeping renters enamoured with their homes while presenting “How NOT to Lose Your Residents in 12 Months: The Secrets of Keeping Your Residents in Love With Your Community.” He delivered the presentation Thursday, Oct. 30,… Read More

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