Bill would authorize rent strikes — without consequence — for tenant groups


A recently introduced bill would authorize tenant groups to orchestrate rent strikes without fear of eviction.

SB 529 would allow tenant groups, after a majority vote, to withhold rent payments for up to 30 days in response to grievances or complaints against the landlord.

The legislation, which comes from Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles, does not specify what types of grievances would allow …

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