Despite opposition from CAA, a pair of “just cause” for eviction bills advanced this week from the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

The bills, AB 1481 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, and AB 1697 by Assemblyman Tim Grayson, D-Concord, have now gone to the Assembly floor.

Both Grayson’s and Bonta’s proposals would limit evictions to certain causes, such as failure to pay rent, a substantial breach of the lease, or use of the property for illegal activity. Proving criminal activity, however, often requires testimony from third‐party witnesses who may be reluctant to come forward.

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