The California Apartment Association has issued an “Industry Insight” paper to help rental housing owners comply with a Section 8-related ordinance that’s taken effect in San Jose. Effective Thursday, Sept. 26, the city’s “Housing Payment Equality Ordinance” requires that landlords consider for tenancy all applicants with the ability to pay for a given unit, including those who would pay their rent using Section 8. The enforcement provisions of the ordinance do not take effect for six months, but the director of the San Jose Department of Housing may issue written warnings for violations of the ordinance in the meantime. CAA… Read More
A law that took effect Sunday, Sept. 1, has given tenants in California extra time to respond to most three-day eviction notices. Under the legislation, weekends and court holidays will no longer count toward the three-day notice period and the five-day period for responding to an unlawful-detainer summons and complaint. For example, under the new law, the deadline to pay rent for a three-day notice served given on a Friday wouldn’t be due until Wednesday— two days later than the current Monday deadline. Previously, weekends and court holidays could count toward these notice periods, although a notice could not expire… Read More
Question: I am considering selling a duplex I own. Both sides are rented under one-year leases. A potential buyer said he would need to move into one side of the unit and could not wait for the lease to expire. If there is a sale, doesn’t that terminate any lease I have with the tenants?