For many rental housing providers, July 1, 2020, may be a significant date. Under AB 1482, the state’s new rent cap and just-cause-for-eviction law, July 1 triggers additional notice requirements in new and renewed rental agreements. The start of the second half of the year also triggers additional recycling requirements for some businesses and opens the door to enforcement of the state’s new data-privacy law. AB 1482: requirements for rental agreements AB 1482, also known as the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, took effect Jan. 1 of this year and imposes rent caps and just-cause requirements on most residential rental properties in the state. Below, you’ll find specific requirements that apply… Read More
Question: One of our tenants recently requested that we paint the inside of her apartment. She has threatened to do it herself and deduct the cost of the paint from the rent if we do not have it painted within the next two weeks. Is she legally able to carry out her threat?
In a decision that could have statewide implications, the California Energy Commission on on Feb. 20 approved an alternative way for developers of low-rise apartment buildings in Sacramento County to comply with the state’s new solar power mandate. As of Jan. 1, state regulations have required that most new homes, including low-rise apartment buildings, be equipped with rooftop solar power.
The California Apartment Association is reminding its members that it’s against California law to include “No Section 8” or similar verbiage in advertisements for rental housing. As of Jan. 1, Senate Bill 329 prohibits landlords from rejecting a prospective tenant solely based on the applicant’s use of a Section 8 federal housing voucher. The law also bans advertisements that say voucher-holders won’t be considered for tenancy. The legislation applies to apartment and single-family home rentals. The California Apartment Association has been educating the rental housing industry about SB 329 for months. Efforts have included publishing articles about the legislation at caanet.org and in its newsletter, creating an Industry Insight compliance paper on… Read More
To help members comply with AB 1482 and other new laws taking effect this year, the California Apartment Association has created a set of new forms and has updated all existing forms and instruction sheets. In light of these updates, members should not use forms from previous years. For a list of forms that underwent substantial changes, see CAA’s Forms Change Chart for 2020. Many of the major revisions to CAA forms came in preparation for AB 1482, California’s new statewide rent cap and just-cause for eviction law. For example, CAA has completely revamped its rental agreements. These documents incorporate… Read More