If you missed the California Apartment Association’s Landlord 101 webinar, don’t worry. The 90-minute online session, which originally aired in February, is available on-demand.

Led by Monica Deka, compliance and legislative counsel at CAA, the webinar addresses key topics for operating a successful and ethical rental business in California, from screening criteria and application processes to fair housing issues to rent collection to termination of a tenancy.

Monica Deka

During the session, Deka emphasizes the importance of maintaining ethical practices and complying with fair housing laws. She also recommends that landlords work with their attorney to develop written screening criteria consistently applied to all applicants.

“California has some of the most expansive and strict fair housing laws in the country,” she says, adding, “The purpose of written screening criteria is to ensure that each property has an objective means to determine whether an applicant qualifies for a particular unit.”

She also reminds participants that, effective Jan. 1, 2020, California law prohibits landlords from denying an applicant because they participate in the federal Section 8 housing voucher program.

The Landlord 101 webinar also addresses California’s statewide rent control and eviction law, AB 1482. Deka explains that for all no-fault evictions, the termination notice must include information about the resident’s right to relocation.

With the on-demand format, rental property owners and managers in California can conveniently access the comprehensive Landlord 101 webinar and benefit from Deka’s expertise in landlord-tenant law.

The on-demand webinar is available for purchase at the following prices:

  • CAA members: $49
  • Nonmembers: $89

To purchase the webinar and gain access to this valuable training resource, click here.

This course also qualifies for one unit of CCRM continuing education credit for current CCRM-certified individuals.