Category Archives: California Laws

AB-1188 – Would Give Tenants the Ability to Provide Shelter to Family Members Facing Homelessness

The California State legislature has been hard at work in 2019 doing everything they can to curb homelessness in the state and one of the most recent bills that have been proposed is AB-1188. If approved, this bill would give tenants the ability to open up their rental homes to family members if they are […]

What Is the CASA Compact? How Will It Affect Landlords

The rent control battle in California continues in spite of the recent defeat of Proposition 10 in November 2018. With the recently proposed “CASA Compact” lawmakers hope to enforce new housing policies that will among other things impose rent control, allow in-law suites and taller multifamily properties to be built in the Bay Area. Sadly, […]

Lawmakers Push for More Rent Control Legislation Post Prop 10

Proposition 10 was defeated in the November 2018 election and although the bill was defeated, lawmakers promised a renewed effort at enacting rent control in California especially with the election of Governor Newsom who promised to sign rent control legislation once it reaches his desk. AB 36 Seeks To “Stabilize” Rents in California While Increasing […]

Bill would require landlords to consider Section 8 applicants

One of the latest bills that California landlords should be following is SB 329, a bill introduced this week that will require landlords to consider tenants that are on Section 8 or any other Federal Housing program. About SB 329 Under the existing law, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, prohibits housing discrimination, including discrimination […]

California Rent Control Initiatives Stymied by Lack of Hard Data

Less than four months after an initiative to allow cities to expand rent control failed overwhelmingly at the ballot box, and less than four months after then-incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom discussed brokering a compromise between tenant and landlord groups, no new legislation from lawmakers or specific proposals from the Newsom administration have been introduced to […]

Owners, Don’t Miss the CAA’s 2019 Legislative Conference on May 29th – Protect Your Rental Investment from Strict Rent Control

2018 was a huge year for owners of rental properties in California, especially those people who own fewer than 150 units due to the year long battle against Proposition 10, the rent control measure that if approved would have ended Costa Hawkins and brought rent control to California on a widespread scale. A few months […]

What New California Laws In 2019 Will Affect Landlords and Property Managers?

Are you searching for information on what new laws in California will affect landlords and property managers in 2019? If so, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we will break down the latest laws affecting landlords and property managers just so you will know what to expect legally with the coming new […]

Governor Brown Signs His Last Rental Housing Laws

With the governor’s race between John H. Cox (R) and Gavin Newsom (D) fast approaching current California Governor Jerry Brown has been very busy, signing several rental housing laws that are expected to go in effect in January before he retires. Some of the recent laws that he has signed include the new balcony inspection requirement […]