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tax relief damages

According to the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor, you may be eligible for Misfortune or Calamity Property Tax relief if your property has been damaged by a natural disaster or other unforeseeable, sudden, and unusual occurrences. Filing a claim will temporarily reduce the assessed value of your property – and your property taxes. Granted, these values will remain in effect until …

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SB 939 leases

The California State Senate Judiciary Committee is considering SB 939 (Wiener) this Friday. In short, this bill allows commercial tenants to walk away from current leases. In addition, the bill also provides 12 months to repay the unpaid rent that accrued during the statewide shelter-in-place order. Certainly, this clearly abrogates …

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Boise homelessness

Homelessness in Los Angeles has become a humanitarian crisis – over 60,000 Angelenos don’t have secure housing. Such a situation demands swift action by our public officials. However, despite impressive action by the Los Angeles City Council, a recent Supreme Court decision can prove detrimental in our efforts to promote wellness and public safety. Martin v. City of Boise …

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wework

Recently valued at over $47 billion, WeWork made it their mission to be a major asset to the commercial real estate industry. Boasting over 45 million square feet of office space, WeWork set out to create access to diverse workspaces for many small businesses itching to save operating costs. However, the company is facing serious monetary concerns …

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Under the current local and state emergency orders, building owners are working closely with tenants to maintain the status quo of a clean and habitable space and continuation of lease payments. However, some tenants may claim “force majeure”, “frustration of purpose”, or “impossibility”, causing them to seek rent deferral or abatement.

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rent freeze

There is no shortage of hardship during the current pandemic crisis. In order to address the economic slowdown and shelter in place orders, some Los Angeles City Councilmembers are trying to push for an overall freeze in rent increases throughout the emergency period.

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