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

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

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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. If the results do not load, try clearing your browser history.

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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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Coming up

Learn in person
On Oct. 30, the CAA Connect event in Sacramento will include a seminar, “Rent Control and Evictions Restrictions,” that addresses AB 1482. Click here for seminar information and registration.

Forms coming soon
During the first week of November, CAA will publish a series of forms for complying with the law.

CAA articles on AB 1482
Links to our recent content on the legislation: