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

Assembly Bill 1482, legislation that caps rent increases statewide and provides “just cause” eviction protections to tenants throughout California took effect January 1, 2020.

AB 1482 caps annual rent increases at 5% plus the rate of inflation for much of the state’s multifamily housing stock. It also requires landlords to show a “just cause” to evict tenants in place for 12 months or more.

Compliance Materials

AB 1482 Compliance: A 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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AB 1482 Questions and Answers – Updated February 2020

CAA has assembled the basic questions and answers landlords need to know about AB 1482. Members should read this document in conjunction with the Industry Insight AB 1482 Compliance: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Expanded Q&A


Local Ordinances vs. AB 1482 Comparison Charts

CAA has created charts for certain cities with local just cause or rent control ordinances to help members with rental properties in those areas determine whether those properties are subject to AB 1482 or the local ordinances.

Local vs AB 1482 Charts


New AB 1482 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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Webinars – On Demand

AB 1482: New Statewide Rent Control and Eviction Law. What do I need to know?

Learn about the events that led to the passage of statewide rent control and the key components of the law.

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AB 1482 Compliance: A Step-by-Step Guide webinar:

This webinar explains the rent control and just cause provisions of the law and provides a step by step guide to compliance.

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CAA articles on AB 1482

Links to our recent content on the legislation: