Renters Beware


By Cynthia Mota

General Manager to Southland Law


VISTA, CA Southland Law has noticed a recent trend in Evictions. Eviction Defense is very important for 2014 as unscrupulous landlords are finding ways to evict renters so that they can re-rent the unit to a new tenant at a higher rent. According to the American Apartment Owners Association, " The apartment rental market – multifamily housing – is projected to see vacancy rates decline from 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter to 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013; vacancy rates below 5 percent are considered a landlord’s market with demand justifying higher rents.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports Countywide rents have risen 2 percent from a year ago to an average of $1,388, based on MarketPointe Realty Advisors' biannual study released this spring. An improving economy and the addition of pricier apartments to the local rental stock are likely factors for the increase.

Morena and downtown San Diego saw the biggest jumps in rent from March 2012 to March 2013. Rents there rose 15 percent and 11 percent, respectively. More than a dozen ZIP codes experienced drops in rental rates. The Mission Beach-Pacific Beach area saw the largest decline, at 8 percent.

What does this mean for renters? Be wary of landlords who are trying to force you to move by making your living environment uninhabitable or coercive. Southland Law offers information on RESPONDING to an EVICTION.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please review the www.SouthlandLaw.us for assistance and self-help guides. 

Alek J Hidell January 11, 2014 at 03:39 PM
I don't think this applies at all here since we have plenty of vacant housing for rent. Trouble is they won't rent to anyone without decent credit and a job and a hefty deposit. This leaves out a lot of people. Answer? If you don't like it you can move to the desert--Yucca Valley is really cheap. bon voyage
ChrisG January 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Cynthia, nice commercial, I mean article. What are the renting property owners rights?


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