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Price Gouging

California’s anti-price gouging statute, Penal Code Section 396, prohibits landlords and other businesses from raising rent (or the price of many consumer goods and services) by more than 10 percent after a state of emergency has been declared by the President, the Governor, or local officials. Rent increases are limited to 10% for the duration of the emergency, irrespective of the duration and whether the unit becomes vacant.

Education

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Do you know what you would do if there was an apartment fire or disaster in your multi-unit apartment? As the apartment manager, your role is critical to the support…

If you follow the news, you probably notice that California appears to be in a constant state of emergency. Whether due to fires, severe storms, earthquakes, or pandemics, both the…

In the News

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Gov. Newsom’s latest emergency declarations, based on record-high temperatures and drought conditions, will keep California’s protections against rent gouging in place statewide until at least next month.   All told, Gov. Newsom has declared drought-related emergencies in 50 of California’s 58 counties — including nine counties named in an order this month and 41 named in orders in the…

After hearing from members of the California Apartment Association, the Downey City Council this week unanimously rejected a local rent control proposal. Earlier this week, local rental housing providers, spearheaded…

Many members have emailed CAA’s Landlord Helpline wondering where to find the 60 Day Notice of Rent Increase.  This form has been discontinued due to a change in California law.