Owning a rental property is a great opportunity to earn extra money while also helping resolve a small portion of California’s rental housing crisis.
While there are many good things that go along with owning a rental property there are also some downsides. One such drawback is when you have a tenant who simply refuses to move out of your home.
The good news is that there are some things you can do.
California law states that you have a right to tell your tenant that they’re evicted when they’ve:
- Failed to pay their rent
- When they do something that blatantly breaks the rental contract, such as having a dog in a no-pets property
- The tenant has done so much damage to the property that it’s lowered the overall property value
- The tenant is on the property when they break the law
Most Americans know that the First Amendment grants the right to free speech. The problem that many of us encounter is we don’t fully grasp the differences between free speech and slander.
What is Free Speech?
Many of us interpret the First Amendment to mean that we’re free to say whatever we want, to whomever we want, whenever we want. That’s not the way free speech works. The purpose of free speech is to provide Americans with the ability to openly speak against the government without fear of legal ramifications.
What freedom of speech doesn’t do is allow you to say whatever you want about neighbors, family, and businesses you don’t like.
What is Slander?
The legal definition of slander is, “oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another ...
From a legal standpoint, manslaughter is, “the unlawful killing of a human being without any malice aforethought.”
What that means is that something you did resulted in the death of someone else. What separates it from other types of murder charges is that you didn’t actively think you were going to do something that would trigger their death. There was zero premeditation.
What is Manslaughter
Manslaughter, which is sometimes referred to as voluntary manslaughter, happens when the court rules that the victim provoked you. A perfect example of this is if you’re at a bar and someone is harassing you. If you decide you’ve had enough and punch your heckler and they die, that’s manslaughter.
You didn’t plan on murdering the person and their actions provoked the attack, but at the ...
Yes it’s only February and your 2020 tax return isn’t due until mid-April, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore that tax season is officially here. The last thing you want to do is wait until a few days before the deadline to file. Turning your thoughts to your tax return now and creating a plan to help you prepare them reduces a great deal of tax season stress.
The key to keeping your stress levels low during tax season is creating a plan. Create a list of specific tasks that need to be completed and determine when you’ll do them. You’ll be amazed how much a solid plan of attack smooths out the process of filing your 2020 tax return.
Gather Your Paperwork
The paperwork you need to have on hand before you’re ready to start preparing your tax return includes:
Whether you’re looking because you’re worried an arrest warrant has been filed against you or because you need to know about a person you’re dealing with, everyone has their own reasons for needing to know how to go about finding out if a person has an arrest warrant.
The most common reasons to find out if a person has an arrest warrant include:
- You want to know if the police are going to knock on your door
- You’re worried about what might happen if a traffic cop pulls you over
- You need to run a background check on a potential renter/employee
The good news is that it’s not difficult to find out if a person has an arrest warrant. All you need is a computer, a reliable internet connection, a third party website that deals with a criminal history, and some basic information about ...
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s the biggest date night of the year. This year, the pandemic means getting a little creative. Coming in contact with the potentially deadly virus is the last thing you want to do this Valentine’s Day.
Here are a few tips that will allow you to enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day and also stay safe. All of these ideas will work for both first dates and for couples who committed to one another a long time ago.
Plan an Outdoor Date
One of the few things everybody agrees on is that being outdoors is far safer than being indoors. So, instead of going to your favorite restaurant for a long romantic dinner, look for fun outdoor activities you can do with your Valentine’s Day date...
ometimes the urge to have fun overrides our common sense. All of us know how to drive defensively and know that failing to do so could lead to an accident. Yet, when it comes to a wide-open expanse of highway, the urge to do something reckless can be overwhelming. This urge can lead to making some illegal driving moves.
While getting reckless on the open highway feels good, it can also have some painful consequences.
If you’re caught driving well over the speed limit both your driving record and your checkbook will take a hit.
The consequences of speeding down the open highway vary. How much you were speeding directly impacts how much you’re fined.
Base fines for California speeding tickets are:
- If you’re only 15 miles (or less) over the speed limit, you’re looking at a $35 ticket...
It has happened to all of us. You’re driving along at what you think is a perfectly acceptable speed when you notice a car behind you. Under most circumstances, the other car wouldn’t bother you, but this driver has decided you’re not going fast enough so they proceed to get as close to your bumper as they possibly can with the hopes that it will encourage you to step on the gas.
Some of us can ignore this behavior. Other drivers will speed up. Then there are those of us who decide this is the perfect time for a brake check.
What is a Brake Check?
A brake check is stepping on your brakes, hard, for no reason other than to startle the driver behind you into backing off.
Are Brake Checks Legal?
While the idea of brake checking the driver behind you seems appealing, you should stop an...