Complying with AB 1482, California’s statewide rent cap law

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 1482, legislation that will cap rent increases statewide and provide “just cause” eviction protections to tenants throughout California.

This landmark legislation, officially the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, will cap annual rent increases at 5% plus the rate of inflation for much of the state’s multifamily housing stock. It also will require landlords to show a “just cause” to evict tenants in place for 12 months or more.

AB 1482 takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. In the meantime, the California Apartment Association is committed to educating the industry about AB 1482 and how it will affect their business operations. The association is preparing a plethora of compliance documents and forms to help members follow the law, the first of which are available below.

Compliance Materials

Step-by-step guide: Determine whether your property is covered by AB 1482, how to provide mandatory disclosures; whether a rent rollback is required; future rent caps; whether your tenants are protected by just cause; which new forms to use and which business policies to review and reconsider.

Step-by-step guide

How does AB 1482 affect my property? Are you unsure whether AB 1482’s rent cap or just-cause eviction provisions apply to your property? Just answer a few questions in our new AB 1482 widget to find out. To access the tool, you will need to either sign in with your CAA login or register as a guest.

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Updated AB 1482 Q&A: CAA anticipates and answers member questions on AB 1482.

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New forms: CAA has published two-dozen new and revised forms for complying with AB 1482.

AB 1482 forms

Find out your regional CPI: AB 1482 allows an annual rent increase for applicable properties equal to 5 percent plus the percentage change in the cost of living (CPI). Use the tool linked below to determine the change in CPI for your properties. To access the calculator, you will need to either sign in with your CAA login or register as a guest. If the results do not load, try clearing your browser history.

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CAA’s overview of AB 1482: Read this paper to acquaint yourself with California’s new statewide rent cap and just-cause eviction law. Members and registered guests can access this document through the button below.

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AB 1482 webinar: CAA’s webinar titled “AB 1482: New Statewide Rent Control and Eviction Law. What do I need to know?” is now available on-demand. Learn about the events that led to the passage of statewide rent control and the key components of the law.

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CAA articles on AB 1482

Links to our recent content on the legislation: