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Landlords in L.A. have been retrofitting vulnerable apartments to protect them against earthquakes (Credit: iStock)

Earthquake city: Landlords step up retrofits on at-risk apartments

Landlords in fast-developing neighborhoods like Koreatown, Hollywood and Mid-City have been retrofitting an increasing number of vulnerable properties to...

Earthquake city: Landlords step up retrofits on at-risk apartments
California saw a 7.1 magnitude quake Friday (Credit: iStock)

Earthquakes as jolting reminders: Many SoCal property owners have not completed retrofits

The strong earthquakes that rumbled across Southern California last week rekindled concerns about whether property owners, homeowners and landlords...

Earthquakes as jolting reminders: Many SoCal property owners have not completed retrofits
LA landlords retrofitting 6K properties but thousands more still vulnerable: report

LA landlords retrofitting 6K properties but thousands more still vulnerable: report

The Jan. 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake destroyed nearly 50,000 buildings across Los Angeles and a quarter century later, a...

LA landlords retrofitting 6K properties but thousands more still vulnerable: report
West Hollywood landlords squarely on the hook for earthquake retrofit costs

West Hollywood landlords squarely on the hook for earthquake retrofit costs

Landlords of earthquake-vulnerable buildings in West Hollywood will completely shoulder the costs to retrofit their buildings. The five-member West...

West Hollywood landlords squarely on the hook for earthquake retrofit costs
San Fran’s “vulnerable” skyline: Buildings most likely to collapse in the “Big One”

San Fran’s “vulnerable” skyline: Buildings most likely to collapse in the “Big One”

A new government study has released a list of buildings not to be in, if a magnitude-eight earthquake hits California. Within the San Francisco...

San Fran’s “vulnerable” skyline: Buildings most likely to collapse in the “Big One”
LA looks for ways to help property owners finance seismic retrofits

LA looks for ways to help property owners finance seismic retrofits

For years, Angelenos have heard that the “big one” is coming. But are buildings able to withstand 6.7 or...

LA looks for ways to help property owners finance seismic retrofits
West Hollywood considers earthquake retrofit costs to owners, renters

West Hollywood considers earthquake retrofit costs to owners, renters

West Hollywood is considering how property owners will pay to retrofit their buildings to comply with new earthquake safety...

West Hollywood considers earthquake retrofit costs to owners, renters
Earthquake maps now show Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive at risk

Earthquake maps now show Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive at risk

Beverly Hills was thought to be in the safe zone when the draft maps of earthquake fault lines were...

Earthquake maps now show Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive at risk
Why LA landlords are choosing to sell rather than retrofit

Why LA landlords are choosing to sell rather than retrofit

Los Angeles may have lucked out in comparison to the East Coast this year, but there is one ominous...

Why LA landlords are choosing to sell rather than retrofit
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