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Knowledge Base Entry: AB 1482 (Chiu) – Rent Caps & Just Cause Eviction

AB 1482 was signed by the Governor on October 8, 2019. It will take effect on January 1, 2020. As outlined below, this new law imposes rent caps on some...

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 Mountain View’s Rent Control Law

On November 8, 2016, Mountain View voters adopted the Community Stability and Fair Rent Charter Amendment (CSFRA), also known as Measure V. This measure amended the Mountain View City Charter...

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: Ellis Act: A General Overview

Enacted in 1985, the Ellis Act provides that no local government can compel a rental property owner to continue to offer housing for rent. At the same time, the law...

Knowledge Base Entry: Overview of San Jose’s Revised Rent Control Law

On November 28, 2017, the San Jose City Council voted to replace the City’s nearly forty-year-old rent control law with a new rent control ordinance. The new Apartment Rent Ordinance...

Knowledge Base Entry: Rent Control: Bad Economic and Failed Social Policy

I. BACKGROUND As communities across the country have removed old heavy-handed rent control policies, eleven California cities continue to maintain rent control ordinances (governing residential rental housing) and have adopted...

Knowledge Base Entry: Rent Control: Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act

In 1995, the California Legislature passed and the Governor signed AB 1164 – a law that is known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. This law cleared the way for...

Knowledge Base Entry: Richmond’s Rent Control Law – Compliance

Complying with Richmond’s Rent Control Law On November 8, 2016, Richmond voters adopted the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance, known as Measure L. This...

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...