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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: Asbestos

The management of asbestos is primarily governed by three regulations: Proposition 65, the National Emissions Standards for Hazards Air Pollutants and the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Code regulations. The...

Knowledge Base Entry: Asbestos Addendum

For owners of pre-1981 properties, this form notifies residents how to avoid disturbing surfaces that may contain asbestos. It becomes an addendum to the Rental Agreement. Do not complete this...

Knowledge Base Entry: Flood Hazard Notice (Government Code 8589.45)

California law, Government Code 8589.45 requires “every lease or rental agreement for residential property entered into on or after July 1, 2018” to include a specific flood hazard notice. Provision...

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: Lead Based Paint Disclosure Addendum

This addendum to the rental/lease agreement must be signed by all residents as proof of disclosure of known lead hazards and receipt by the tenant of the federal booklet, Protect...

Knowledge Base Entry: Lead Based Paint: Renovation and Repair

Disclosure, Training and Certification, and Safe Work Practice Requirements While there are some exceptions, just about everyone who does work on pre-1978 rental housing where lead paint is presumed to...

Knowledge Base Entry: Lead Renovation Awareness Flyer

The California Apartment Association is teaming up with the Federal EPA to make sure all apartment owners, managers and maintenance personnel are properly trained in lead-safe work practices when renovating,...

Knowledge Base Entry: Mold in Rental Housing

I. Background “Mold” is defined by California’s housing code as “microscopic organisms or fungi that can grow in damp conditions in the interior of a building.” There are many different...

Knowledge Base Entry: Mold Notification Addendum

This addendum informs residents about mold and their duty to prevent mold growth and inform the Owner of possible water intrusion/mold in the unit.