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Did you know the city of San Diego requires rental housing providers to notify their residents every year about recycling services? Or that the city has its own eviction rules that differ from state law? Operating rental housing in San Diego can be complicated, but the California Apartment Association makes it a whole lot easier. CAA offers the necessary forms and educational materials for landlords to follow San Diego’s unique rules. Below are links to a new series of materials specific to San Diego: Complying with the city’s just-cause eviction ordinance Issue Insight: City of San Diego’s Just Cause Ordinance… Read More

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As you consider prospective renters in 2021, remember that your applicant screening fee can only cover the expenses you incur in the process.

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The California Apartment Association this week published compliance materials to help housing providers navigate San Jose’s new rent-freeze ordinance. On Feb. 2, the San Jose City Council unanimously prohibited rent increases for residents in rent-controlled apartments who have experienced COVID-related financial hardships. The ordinance will run through June 30 unless extended. To qualify for the rent freeze, these residents must give their landlords a declaration of COVID-19 related financial distress. CAA members will find links to the proper forms for the declarations in the association’s newly updated Industry Insight: City of San Jose Moratorium on Evictions & Rent Increases. Note,… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has persuaded the Fair Employment and Housing Council to drop a provision that would have required landlords to accept guarantors on behalf of tenants. The requirement was a provision in the latest round of proposed fair housing regulations.

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The California Apartment Association has published compliance documents to help landlords follow Sacramento’s Tenant Protection Program. CAA’s resources highlight the Sacramento Tenant Protection and Relief Act and how it interacts with AB 1482, California’s statewide rent cap and “just cause” eviction law. The compliance documents also cover the city’s COVID-19 eviction moratorium and its interaction with the state COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act. Links to the CAA compliance materials: Sacramento Tenant Protection & Relief Act: Questions & Answers Sacramento Tenant Protection and Relief Act v. AB 1482 Interaction between the City of Sacramento Eviction Moratorium and the State COVID-19 Tenant Relief… Read More

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To help rental housing professionals prepare for the new year, the California Apartment Association has updated its rental forms and instruction sheets. The association also published new forms for members to use to comply with the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act’s (CTRA) 15-Day Notice requirement and to be used when terminating a tenancy because the owner needs to move into the unit, or is going out of the rental housing business.  CAA staff create and update forms based on new laws, member requests and questions submitted through CAA’s Landlord Helpline.  Forms with major revisions, as well as the newly published forms:… Read More

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Question: Where can I find CAA’s just-cause termination notice form? Answer: This has been a common question on CAA’s Landlord Helpline, given that the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 (CTRA) requires landlords to provide residents with a “just cause” when they terminate a tenancy. The just-cause requirement applies to all tenancies — even those not covered by the just-cause provisions of AB 1482, the new statewide rent cap law. For example, CTRA provides just-cause protections to tenants no matter how long they’ve lived in a unit, while AB 1482 limits just-cause protections to residents in place for a year… Read More

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The California Apartment Association is urging its members to review their tenant-screening procedures, an exercise that could help them avoid costly litigation. CAA’s recommendation comes amid reports that consumer attorneys are suing landlords over alleged violations of the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act, or ICRAA, during the tenant-screening process.

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The California Apartment Association will soon release an updated edition of its Managing Rental Housing textbook. Managing Rental Housing offers a veritable encyclopedia of state rental housing law, explains the cycle of the tenancy, and provides practical information needed to operate rental property efficiently, ethically, and profitably in California. CAA’s premiere textbook has been thoroughly updated for its 10th edition. It is more user-friendly and addresses the biggest change in California landlord-tenant law in decades: The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, also known as AB 1482. The book is expected to be available in a print edition and electronically in… Read More

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California landlords have until Wednesday, Sept. 30, to provide an informational notice to certain tenants who’ve missed rental payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The requirement comes from the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020, which the state Legislature passed as Assembly Bill 3088 on Aug. 31. The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act, or CTRA, provides certain protections to residents who are unable to pay rent or other charges for one or more months between March 1, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021 because they have experienced COVID-19-related financial distress, such as a loss of income or increased medical expenses. CTRA requires landlords… Read More

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