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Knowledge Base Entry: California Energy Commission Benchmarking and Public Disclosure (AB 802)

AB 802 (Williams, 2015) directed the California Energy Commission (CEC) to create a statewide building energy use benchmarking and public disclosure program for buildings larger than 50,000 square feet of...

Knowledge Base Entry: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Residential Rental Property

While some exceptions apply based on the size of a rental property, state law requires that for any residential rental agreement executed, extended, or renewed after July 1, 2015, a...

Knowledge Base Entry: Hazardous Waste: Household Materials

It is unlawful for any person to place “universal wastes” in the trash. Universal wastes include common batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermostats, electronic devices (TVs, Cell phones, VCRs). These...

Knowledge Base Entry: Plumbing Fixtures: Retrofits

The Legislature has proactively initiated water conservation measures for residential housing. SB 407 (Padilla), signed by the Governor in September of 2009, institutes specific time frames for which residential properties...

Knowledge Base Entry: San Jose RUBS Petition Process

The San Jose City Council has amended the Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) to prohibit the pass-through of utility charges to tenants of rent controlled units. As part of amendment, the...

Knowledge Base Entry: Satellite Dish and Antenna Addendum

FCC regulations allow residents to install a satellite dish and/or receiving antenna within the leased premises. This Addendum outlines rules and restrictions relating to the satellite dish. Do not complete...

Knowledge Base Entry: Satellite Dish and Antenna Addendum (Spanish)

FCC regulations allow residents to install a satellite dish and/or receiving antenna within the leased premises. This Addendum outlines rules and restrictions relating to the satellite dish. (Spanish Version) Do...

Knowledge Base Entry: Telecommunications and Satellite Dishes

Under both federal and state law, rental property owners cannot enter into exclusive or discriminatory agreements with telecommunication providers. Both laws provide for a pro-competitive, de-regulatory framework designed to accelerate...

Knowledge Base Entry: Telephone Wiring and Fees

The California Legislature passed Civil Code Section 1941.41 in the wake of telecommunications deregulation as a way to clarify the responsibilities of residential rental property owners for the telephone wiring...

Knowledge Base Entry: Utility Service Bills: Tenant Responsibility

In 1996, the California Apartment Association sponsored legislation that was signed into law by the Governor. It prohibits a municipal corporation or a municipal utility district that owns or operates...