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Knowledge Base Entry: Anti-Price Gouging Laws – States of Emergency

California’s anti-price gouging statute, Penal Code Section 396, prohibits individuals, specified industries, and service providers from raising the price of many consumer goods and services by more than 10 percent...

Knowledge Base Entry: Complying with the City of Alameda’s Rent Control Program

The City of Alameda’s rent control program has been enacted through a series of ordinances over the years. The original program became effective in 2015. In the summer of 2019,...

Knowledge Base Entry: Concord Residential Rent Review Program

Concord’s Residential Rent Review Program took effect on June 23, 2017. It gives tenants the right to non-binding mediation when they receive a rent increase of more than 10 percent...

Knowledge Base Entry: Counting Days – When counting the number of days for a 3-, 30-, or 60-day notice, do I count the day of service?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Glendale Minimum Lease Offer and Relocation Ordinance

This Industry Insight covers the new Glendale Minimum Lease Offer and Relocation Ordinance (Effective March 14, 2019) that requires a one-year lease offer to be made to certain tenants. Relocation...

Knowledge Base Entry: Hayward’s Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance – Compliance

In 2019, the City of Hayward updated its 39-year-old rent stabilization ordinance. Effective July 25, 2019, the new Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance (RRSO) (1) expands the properties...

Knowledge Base Entry: Long Beach Relocation Ordinance – Compliance

Beginning August 1, 2019, Long Beach’s Tenant Relocation Assistance ordinance will require landlords in affected units to pay relocation assistance to tenants who decide to move after rent increases of...

Knowledge Base Entry: Ninety-Day Notice of Change of Monthly Rent (Properties Exempt from State and Local Rent Control)

This form contains the essential legal terminology needed when you wish to increase the rent for a month-to-month tenancy for a rental unit that is exempt from AB 1482 rent...

Knowledge Base Entry: Notice of AB 1482 Rent Rollback

This form allows a Landlord to give notice to a Resident if a Rent Rollback is required under AB 1482. Effective January 1, 2020, AB 1482 imposes Rent Caps and...

Knowledge Base Entry: Payment of Rent and Security Deposits: Cash and Electronic Funds Transfer

Under California law, a landlord cannot mandate that tenants pay the rent or security deposits with cash or electronic funds transfers as the only forms of payment. To be clear,...