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The Clovis Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for The Fountains at Alluvial, a community for those 55 and older. Manco Abbott, a local property management company and CAA member, manages the complex. Distinguished guests at the May 30 event included Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Magsig and Ben Bergquam, representing Assemblyman Jim Patterson and Sen. Tom Berryhill. In addition, Bergquam presented a certificate of recognition to Adam Goldfarb, vice president/multifamily for Manco Abbott. Patterson and Berryhill signed the certificate. The community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments ranging from 900 to 2,026 square feet. Complex amenities include a… Read More

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With thousands of absentee ballots left to count, Tuesday’s election on privatizing household garbage collection in Fresno remains up for grabs. Of votes tallied, 50.62 percent support Measure G, which would outsource residential garbage service to Mid Valley Disposal. No votes represent 49.74 percent of ballots counted. Only 262 votes separate the two. The California Apartment Association supports Measure G, which would prop up the city’s general fund, preventing public safety layoffs. Tuesday night, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin expressed confidence — albeit cautious — that Measure G would pass. “We’re feeling optimistic, but we still have a long night ahead… Read More

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Renovations are on tap for a pair of apartment complexes recently sold in Rancho Cordova and Citrus Heights. Read more here.

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A bill that would have unfairly penalized landlords who make honest mistakes regarding security deposits has died on the Senate floor, thanks largely to opposition from the California Apartment Association. Late Wednesday, Sen. Mark Leno’s SB 603 received 18 no votes, 13 yes votes and eight abstentions. Prior to the roll call, Sen. Roderick Wright, D. Los Angeles, spoke against the legislation, reflecting many of CAA’s reasons for opposition. Although the bill had undergone substantial amendments, SB 603 remained bad for the rental housing industry. The original, more problematic version would have required that landlords pay interest on security deposits,… Read More

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After raising residential sewer rates last week, the city of San Carlos plans to re-evaluate how sewer bills are calculated for apartments. The City Council agreed to consider a new pricing model for multifamily housing after CAA Tri-County voiced objections over the current pricing structure, especially in light of rising rates. The rate is set to climb 67 percent over the next three years. The rate structure, however, does not account for the size of a residential dwelling or the impact on the sewer system. So, bills for single-family homes that house four people will continue to mirror those for… Read More

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Question: Does the acceptance of rent from someone who is not on the lease mean I have accepted him as a tenant? Answer: Accepting a third-party check does not by itself necessarily indicate that you have accepted this person as a tenant. It is a good idea to indicate that this is being received on behalf of the tenant and does not indicate any tenancy relationship between you and the check writer. Question: I am having a bit of a problem with a repeat visitor on my property. He is a young man who knows a lot of the children… Read More

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A bill that would have unfairly penalized landlords who make honest mistakes regarding security deposits has died on the Senate floor, thanks largely to opposition from the California Apartment Association. Late Wednesday, Sen. Mark Leno’s SB 603 received 18 no votes, 13 yes votes and eight abstentions. Prior to the roll call, Sen. Roderick Wright, D. Los Angeles, spoke against the legislation, reflecting many of CAA’s reasons for opposition. Although the bill had undergone substantial amendments, SB 603 remained bad for the rental housing industry. The original, more problematic version would have required that landlords pay interest on security deposits,… Read More

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San Diego will be the center of the development universe with two high-profile conferences headed this way in the next month. The Urban Land Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, will meet Tuesday through Friday at the Hilton Bayfront hotel, and the Pacific Coast Builders Conference June 5-6 at the San Diego Convention Center. It will be the first time since 1994 that ULI has met here — and officials said the 3,300 attendees registered so far represent the group’s largest gathering for its spring meeting. ULI counts 26,000 members in the United States, 1,700 in Europe and 1,100 in… Read More

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Sen. Mark Leno’s SB 603 would no longer require that landlords pay interest on security deposits, but his bill is still bad for the rental housing industry. The interest-on-security-deposits provision came out after CAA’s strong lobbying activities and nearly 800 CAA members wrote opposition letters to lawmakers. Remaining, however, are unfair penalty provisions for landlords who fail to return security deposits as required by law – no matter the rationale. Under SB 603, a small-claims court judge would have to award penalties against the owner if the tenant successfully demonstrates that all or a portion of the deposit should have… Read More

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A bill that would require water submeters in all new construction now has amendments allowing landlords and third-party billing companies to collect administrative fees. Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, revised her bill, SB 750, to permit collection of up to $4 in fees to help recover the actual costs of reading submeters and providing billing services for tenants. A lower administrative fee would apply, however, when the water bill is less than $10, according to the amended bill. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, an administrative fee may be adjusted annually by the landlord commensurate with an increase in the Consumer Price Index.… Read More

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