From cash flow to keggers, many landlords may have a host of concerns about renting to college students. With the new school season fast approaching, the question arises: can a landlord refuse to rent to these (oftentimes) young tenants? The answer isn’t as clear cut as one might anticipate. Ultimately, it depends. Long story short, a landlord may not unlawfully discriminate against a college student in an arbitrary manner, or on the basis of the college student being a member of a protected group. The landlord must be able to establish that he has a legitimate, nondiscriminatory justification for his decision, which he has applied equally. We discuss this further below.
BY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL
Slated for release the week of June 26, 2017, the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) has issued four new forms and revised 16 existing forms. In keeping with tradition, this month’s Courtside Newsletter will explore these new and revised forms, keeping real estate practitioners apprised of the industry changes and trends reflected therein.
Courtside Newsletter: CA Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Real Estate Agent in Statute of Frauds Case
BY: JOHN V. GIARDINELLI, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ASHLEY A. RICHARDSON, LAW CLERK,
CASEY MCINTOSH, PARALEGAL
In February, the California Court of Appeal (“Court”) ruled on the question of whether a real estate agent can bring a lawsuit against the owners of a property for a commission if not all of the owners signed the listing agreement, but one owner allegedly signed on behalf of all owners. Long story short, the Court ultimately decided that a real estate agent should have the ability to bring a suit to prove the owner signed on behalf of others.
Newsflash! California Supreme Court Issues Opinion on Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company, et.al.
In September, our firm had the privilege of attending the 2016 California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) Business Meetings in Long Beach. The following discusses some of the highlights from those meetings.
Uber Class Action Lawsuits: How Proposed Settlement Affects the Independent Contractor v. Employee Debate
The California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will release eight (8) new and twenty-one (21) revised forms during the week of December 14, 2015. It will also discontinue the use of one form. In our last Courtside Newsletter, we discussed the eight new forms being released; past Newsletters can be accessed on our website at www.glawgroupapc.com. In this month’s Newsletter, we are going to explore the revised forms that C.A.R. will be issuing, with the exception of the Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) and the Residential Listing Agreement (RLA). A special Courtside Newsflash will be issued on those forms in the coming weeks