SCEP SYSTEMATIC CODE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM – LAHD has been found overstepping its mission.
REAP RENT ESCROW ACCOUNT PROGRAM – confiscation for your rental income is ILLEGAL.

We are bringing a class action lawsuit, please contact us to get involved!

HAVE YOU HAD YOUR INCOME CONFISCATED?

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    ? HAVE YOU BEEN PUNISHED FOR DEFECTS IN YOUR BUILDING INTENTIONALLY CAUSED BY TENANTS?
    ? HAVE YOU BEEN EXPECTED TO SPEND LARGE AMOUNTS ON REPAIRS WHEN RENT CONTROL LIMITS YOUR INCOME, SUCH THAT MONEY IS NOT AVAILABLE TO FUND THOSE REPAIRS?
? HAVE YOU SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY ON THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF YOUR BUILDING BUT CAN NOT GET IT BACK FROM THE REAP ESCROW?

    ? HAVE YOU SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ON YOUR BUILDING BUT CANNOT PASS THE COST ONTO THE TENANTS?
? HAVE YOU HAD INSPECTORS CITE YOU FOR DEFECTS THAT WERE IN FACT UP TO CODE AT THE TIME THE BUILDING WAS BUILT, BUT THEY ARE NOW TRYING TO MAKE YOU BRING IT UP TO TODAY’S CODES AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE THAT CAN NOT BE PASSED ON?

    ? HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN ONLY 30 DAYS TO CORRECT DEFECTS WHEN IN FACT THE CORRECTIONS REQUIRE ARCHITECT’S DRAWINGS, ENGINEER’S CALCULATIONS AND BUILDING AND SAFETY APPROVAL – ALL TAKING APPROXIMATELY THREE MONTHS, BUT THEN BE HEAVILY FINED, THROWN INTO REAP AND LEGAL PROSECUTION BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT GET IT SIGNED OFF IN 30 DAYS ENTIRELY DUE TO THE CITY CAUSING THE DELAYS?
    ? HAVE YOU HAD TENANTS WHO DELIBERATELY KEEP YOUR BUILDING IN REAP SO AS TO ONLY HAVE TO PAY HALF OR NONE OF THE RENT?
    ? DO YOU HAVE A BUILDING IN REAP WITH TENANTS THAT ARE NOT EVEN PAYING THE REQUIRED HALF RENT TO THE CITY AND YOU WERE NOT ADVISED OF TENANTS’ FAILURE TO PAY, OR NOT ABLE TO ENFORCE PAYMENTS – THUS BEING DEPRIVED OF THE NECESSARY FUNDS TO DO THE REQUIRED REPAIRS?
    ? ARE YOU TIED UP IN SCEP AND/OR REAP AND FIND THAT ONE CITY DEPARTMENT IS CONTRADICTING THE DEMANDS ANOTHER AND BETWEEN THEM THEY PREVENT YOU FROM MOVING FORWARD, BUT AT THE SAME TIMEKEEP FINING YOU FOR NONCOMPLIANCE?
    ? HAVE YOU LOST YOUR DOWN PAYMENT, YOUR BUILDING, YOUR LIFE SAVINGS, YOUR GOOD CREDIT AND YOUR SANITY BECAUSE YOU WERE FORCED INTO FORECLOSURE OR BANKRUPTCY BY REAP?
    ? IF YOU HAVE LOST A BUILDING BECAUSE OF REAP, ARE YOU AWARE OF WHO OWNS IT NOW AND WHAT IT IS BEING USED FOR?
    ? HAVE YOU RECEIVED AN UNJUST FINE ONLY TO FIND YOU HAVE TO POST A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE TO GO TO MEDIATE IT AND EVEN IF IT TURNS OUT THE CITY IS WRONG – YOU DO NOT GET YOUR FEE BACK – SO THAT EFFECTIVELY THE MEDIATION FEE EQUALS THE FINE
    ? HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED AN UNREASONABLE FINE OR FEE AND TRIED TO MEDIATE IT BUT THEY DO NOT ANSWER THE PHONE OR RETURN MESSAGES AND THEN GET A 400% LATE FEE, LIKE $500 LATE FEE ON WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY A $125 INCORRECT FINE IN THE FIRST PLACE (see samples under “UNREASONABLE FEES AND FINES’
    ? HAVE YOU FINALLY MADE ALL REPAIRS AND PAID ALL FEES AND FINES ONLY TO BE CHARGED A “FILE CLOSING FEE” (this is like paying your speeding ticket only to get another bill for them closing the file!)
    ? DO YOU THINK IT IS CONSTITUTIONAL TO TOTALLY CONFISCATE SOMEONE’S INCOME – ESPECIALLY BASED ON AN INFORMAL HEARING BY A HEARING OFFICER ACTING AS A “JUDGE”?
    ? HAVE YOU BEEN CITED FOR ISSUES THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH LAHD’S MANDATE TO ENFORCE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF RESIDENTS – SUCH AS – NON-CONFORMING UNITS – OVER HEIGHT FENCES – UN-PERMITTED GARAGES – SIDE YARD INFRINGEMENTS (LIKE A WATER HEATER)  – MANY OF WHICH MAY ACTUALLY ENHANCE TENANT HEALTH AND SAFETY?
    ? HAVE YOU EVER HAD NOTICE OF A MANAGER HEARING THAT WAS SENT TO THE WRONG ADDRESS OR HAD INADEQUATE TIME TO RESPOND AND BEEN THROWN INTO REAP WITHOUT A FAIR CHANCE TO DEFEND YOURSELF?
    ? HAVE YOU BEEN TO A MANAGER’S HEARING AND FOUND THE “JUDGE” LISTENED INTENTLY TO THE INSPECTOR OR THE TENANT BUT GAVE YOU NO CHANCE TO PROPERLY TELL YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY AND SCREAMED AND YELLED IMPATIENTLY AT YOU? DID THE “JUDGE” ARROGANTLY THROW YOU INTO REAP WHEN YOU WERE IN FACT COMPLYING WITH CITATIONS IN GOOD FAITH AND AS FAST AS POSSIBLE?
    ? SHOULDN’T INSPECTORS’ NOTES AND APPLICABLE CODES BE DISCLOSED TO YOU SUFFICIENTLY IN ADVANCE OF A MANAGER’S HEARING TO GIVE YOU A FAIR CHANCE TO APPEAL?
    ? DO YOU BELIEVE THE HEARING OFFICER “JUDGE” SHOULD BE NEUTRAL AND ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT OF LAHD TO AVOID A BIAS AGAINST OWNERS?
    ? HOW COME WEST HOLLYWOOD, CULVER CITY, BEVERLY HILLS, PASADENA, INGLEWOOD AND SANTA MONICA DO NOT NEED OR HAVE SCEP AND REAP BUT STILL HAVE WELL KEPT APARTMENTS?