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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: Entry – If I need to make repairs to a unit, do I have to provide a notice to the resident before entering the unit?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Habitability – If a prospective resident agrees to take the unit “as is” does that relieve an owner of any duty to make repairs?

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Knowledge Base Entry: Inspections: Residential Rental Housing

Numerous communities throughout California have either adopted or are considering residential rental housing inspection ordinances. The typical ordinance imposes a fee on property owners, followed by an inspection of the...

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

While there are some exceptions, just about everyone who does work on pre-1978 rental housing where lead paint is presumed to be present must provide specific disclosure pamphlets to tenants...

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: Locks: Installing and Maintaining Door and Window Locks

California State law requires rental property owners to place locks on exterior unit doors, common doors, and windows of their rental units. Tenants are responsible for notifying owners or their...

Knowledge Base Entry: Maintenance Door Tag

This form is designed to be place on the exterior door knob of a unit. One side indicates that a maintenance employee is in the unit, the other details that...

Knowledge Base Entry: Notice of Pesticide Application-Dwelling Unit (Spanish)

Use for one time or periodic (i.e., monthly, weekly) pesticide application by the Landlord to a dwelling unit. In most cases, CAA Form CA-195 will have to be provided to...