To help rental housing professionals prepare for the new year, the California Apartment Association has updated all its rental forms and instruction sheets. The association also has published a pair of new forms for members to use in 2019.

CAA’s Compliance Committee made these changes based on new laws, member requests and questions submitted through CAA’s Landlord Helpline.

All new and revised forms are accessible through our rental forms page.

Here is a list of the forms with major revisions, as well as the newly published forms:

Forms 2.0/2.1: Rental/Lease Agreement (Updated): This form was revised to allow third-party rent payments as required by a change in California law. The section identifying the parties and the signature block was revised to clarify who should be identified as the landlord and who signs when the owner is represented by an agent.  Additional revisions to the forms included: clarification of the agent for service of process and person authorized to manage the property, security deposit due date options, payments prior to transfer of possession, consequences of holding over, fireworks ban, and allocation of tenant payments. Changes to the instruction included: information regarding destruction of the premises/tenant fault, right of entry to inspect balconies and decks as now required by law, and provisions related to electronic payments and payments by mail.

Form 3.0-R: Application with Screening Fee Receipt (Updated): This form was updated in September 2018 to comply with the California Supreme Court ruling in Connor v. First Student, which held that unlawful detainer reports and criminal background checks are subject to the more stringent requirements of the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA).

Form 3.6: Certification to Investigative Consumer Reporting Agency (New): This form was created to help CAA members comply with …

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