Landlord prevails in first round of legal wrangling with Rent Control Board

first_img 1 Comment HomeFeaturedLandlord prevails in first round of legal wrangling with Rent Control Board Jan. 26, 2019 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsLandlord prevails in first round of legal wrangling with Rent Control BoardMadeleine Pauker2 years agoNewsrent control boardSanta MonicaFile photo Rent Control officials have lost an initial battle over the fate of a formerly rent controlled property that has been brewing for more than 15 years. A judge ruled against the Rent Control Board’s efforts to bring a Mid-City apartment building in Santa Monica under rent control after allowing the owner to rent the 13 apartments at market rates since 1993.Judge Lawrence H. Cho issued a ruling Jan. 15 that called the board’s decision to revoke the removal permit that exempted the building at 1040 20th Street from Santa Monica’s rent control law “capricious.” It awarded $7,500 in attorney fees and costs to the owner, James Corrigan. The board has filed an appeal in California’s 2nd appellate district contesting the decision, said general counsel Stephen Lewis.Cho’s decision follows an April 2018 decision by judge Gerald Rosenberg that found the board did not have the power to revoke the permit.Santa Monica’s rent control law covers most residential buildings built before 1979 and the building dates to 1957. Corrigan applied for a permit to take the rent-controlled building off the rental market in 1993. The city charter allows property owners to take rent-controlled units off the market if the board finds that the unit is “uninhabitable and is incapable of being made habitable in an economically feasible manner.”The board granted Corrigan the removal permit and he began renovating the property in order to make it habitable and rent it out to tenants. Rosenberg’s April decision said Corrigan renovated the building because the board told him he would be able to rent the units at market rates. He would be able to recoup the cost of the renovations with the rent he collected and could not have covered his expenses if the units were rent-controlled.Lewis said a board staff member misinterpreted the city charter during the 1993 permit hearing. The law does not allow a property owner who has been granted a permit to remove units from the rental market because they are uninhabitable to keep renting the units, he said. However, the staff member told Corrigan he could keep renting the building after the permit rendered it exempt from the rent control law.The board became aware that Corrigan had been renting the building when one of his tenants told the board she received a sudden rent increase. It awarded her excess rent and initiated a case to bring the building under the rent control law.Lewis said Rosenberg’s and Cho’s decisions have not taken the law as written into account.“A removal permit does not make you exempt from rent control. The court said, ‘for 20 years you said the building was exempt, so you can’t change that now.’ But that’s not the law,” Lewis said. “Staff made a mistake. If that resulted in the law being rewritten, imagine the chaos that would create.”Corrigan’s attorney, Donald F. Woods, Jr., said the law actually says that a property is exempt from rent control laws if the property owner can’t make a fair profit on it. The board has not been able to provide evidence that it made a mistake in the 1993 hearing, he added.“The owner could have never afforded the renovations necessary to rent the units under rent control,” Woods [email protected] :Newsrent control boardSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment Amazing! One small, but important victory for humanity and the rule of law. Comments are closed. January 26, 2019 at 7:39 PM Hospital study tracks scooter injuriesFast Moving Structure Fire Threatens Ocean Park Apartment ComplexYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours ago PHIL HENDRICKS says: last_img read more

Works Start on LBC Rotterdam New Jetty

first_imgThe Port of Rotterdam Authority has initiated the construction of a new jetty at the LBC terminal in Botlek – Rotterdam on October 2nd, 2015.The new jetty will have four berths, two for seagoing vessels and two for barges. This will quadruple the jetty capacity of the LBC terminal.“The new jetty will provide LBC Rotterdam with the necessary capacity to enhance our capabilities to customers and expand on maritime services,” explains Walter Wattenbergh, CEO at LBC.The jetty will be built in two phases. The first phase, comprising the construction of two berths, will be ready by mid-2016. All four berths will be operational by the end of 2017. LBC will in due course be able to handle parcel tankers up to 80.000 DWT and simultaneous loading and discharging across all berths.In line with expanding the jetty capabilities, LBC is further investing in its Rotterdam terminal. Storage capacity will be increased to 250.000m³. Additionally upgrades to the railcar and truck loading facilities will be done to accommodate a large range of liquid chemicals.The terminal will be able to handle products requiring vapor treatment, mixing and temperature control. The first 36.000m³ expansion of stainless steel tanks will be operational the beginning of 2016.last_img read more

MLB Alternate logos

first_img 171 34 Forums Home Share this post 1,474 posts Share on other sites zilch Share on other sites Link to post Location:Princeton 367 posts 2 By zilch, July 20, 2012 in Sports Logo News MLB Alternate logos Sign in to follow this   Members 2 Posted July 22, 2012 I was just wondering as I posted in the request forums for alternate MLB All-Star Game logos such as Home Run Derby, Celebrity Softball Game, All Star Sunday, Player art and so on if certain things like this could be added to the main site? I’m assuming that since the MLB has a logo for pretty much anything now that it would just be overload. I would say though that the MLB has by far the best logo designs/themes of all four major sports. zilch Posted July 21, 2012 Members Share this post Link to post 2 Members Go To Topic Listing 171 Sports Logo News 2 Anubis2051 Link to post 34 1,408 posts 2 Members Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 1 Recommended Posts 171 zilch Share on other sites Location:Columbus, Ohio Anubis2051 MLB Alternate logos 0 367 posts Sports Logos 0 Link to post Posted July 20, 2012 Share on other sites I was just wondering as I posted in the request forums for alternate MLB All-Star Game logos such as Home Run Derby, Celebrity Softball Game, All Star Sunday, Player art and so on if certain things like this could be added to the main site? I’m assuming that since the MLB has a logo for pretty much anything now that it would just be overload. I would say though that the MLB has by far the best logo designs/themes of all four major sports.I was looking for these a while back – does ANYONE have them? I’ve never been able to find them at all! Sports Logos zilch Location:cardinal nation MLB Alternate logos Sports Logo News raysfan24 2 raysfan24 I was just wondering as I posted in the request forums for alternate MLB All-Star Game logos such as Home Run Derby, Celebrity Softball Game, All Star Sunday, Player art and so on if certain things like this could be added to the main site? I’m assuming that since the MLB has a logo for pretty much anything now that it would just be overload. I would say though that the MLB has by far the best logo designs/themes of all four major sports.What do you mean by player art? Posted July 21, 2012 Sign in to follow this   0 34 Location:cardinal nation SportsLogos.Net Followers 1 0 All Activity SportsLogos.Net Forums Home Basically they look like clipart of pitchers, catchers, batters and fielders. You mainly see them on tickets, programs and things of that nature Share this post All Activitylast_img read more

Resaul off to participate in two lawn tennis competitions

first_imgAspiring professional lawn tennis player Vadeanand Resaul is using his summer vacation to develop his fledgling career by participating in two overseas tennis tournaments.  The young man and his mother, Rohanie Resaul, yesterday departed Guyana for Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the COTECC Trinidad Summer Bowl 2019. They will then journey to Antigua where he will  match his skills against his junior Caribbean counterparts in the COTECC Wadadli Bowl 2019. The 13- year-old Marian Academy student, who has represented Guyana on a number of occasions revealed to Stabroek Sport that he has been working tirelessly and “expects to perform to the best of my ability.” The trip is fully funded by his parents.last_img