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AB 1482 QUESTIONS: CAA staff has developed a Step By Step Guide to AB 1482 compliance and a tool to help you determine whether your property is subject to AB 1482’s rent caps and just cause provisions.   Please use the tool to determine whether your property is subject to AB 1482 and review the Step by Step Guide, and other information available on CAA’s AB 1482 Compliance PAGEbefore submitting any questions about AB 1482. For more information on permanent or long-term local rent control and just cause ordinances, see CAA’s Local Rent Control Chart and CAA’s Industry Insight “Just Cause Eviction – Local Eviction Control Measures (note: these papers do not contain information on local stop gap measures adopted before AB 1482’s effective date).

CAA has an AB 1482 WEBINAR available now on demand.  CAA’s new compliance forms are now available through CAA’s AB 1482 Compliance PAGE.

CAA does not have Spanish language forms available at this time.  The English language version of CAA’s Rental/Lease Agreement and 20 other forms have been revised/created to comply with AB 1482, which requires certain disclosures to be provided in the lease or an addendum, imposes rent caps and restricts the grounds for eviction.  This change in the law necessitates revision and re-translation of every single form CAA offers in Spanish.  For more information about AB 1482, please see www.caanet.org/ab1482/.

We anticipate that a Spanish language Rental/Lease Agreement and other necessary forms will be available no later than February of 2020.  California law requires that a contract be provided in Spanish only if it is negotiated in Spanish. For more information, see CAA’s Industry Insight Foreign Language Rental Agreements and Leases.


The California Apartment Association’s Helpline service provides explanation of laws, regulations, court cases, and administrative policies affecting California landlords and tenants.

The Helpline service provides CAA Helpline Members access to CAA’s advisers who answer landlord-tenant-related questions in a timely fashion, usually within one business day.

Advisers are available to answer questions for our Helpline Members Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST)

The Helpline is exclusively for our CAA Helpline Members and may only be used to assist members with matters related to the properties they own or manage. Interested in adding Helpline to your current membership?
Contact members services at (800) 967-4222.

The Helpline service cannot be extended to third parties. Our advisers cannot give thorough responses based on secondhand information.

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About the CAA Advisers

Our advisers are a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals supporting California rental property owners and managers.

The CAA Helpline is exclusively for CAA Helpline Members and may only be used to assist members with matters related to properties they own or manage.

The Helpline is not a legal service, and Helpline advisers do not provide legal representation or legal advice to members. The Helpline advisers will recommend that you consult with your own legal counsel when appropriate.