Category Archives: Rental Market News

CAA Legislative Conference – Learn More About the Latest Legislative News Affecting Your Rental Business

  Last week the California Apartment Association met for its legislative conference to discuss the wide variety of legislative issues affecting investors who own rental housing in California. Some of the issues that were discussed included: AB 1482, California’s anti-gouging rent control bill and other housing related bills like SB 50. More than 400 professionals […]

Make Your Voice Heard – Urge Your Assembly Member to Vote NO on AB 1482 and AB 1481

  It doesn’t matter if you rent, own a home or rental property in California, you owe it to yourself to make your voice heard on AB 1482 and AB 1481 by calling your assembly member and urging them to vote NO on both of these bills. Why Vote No on AB 1481 and AB […]

NO ON PROP. 10

In a study released this week, a UC Berkeley economist warns that repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act would worsen the state’s housing shortage. The paper, authored by Kenneth T. Rosen and available here, focuses on the potential impacts of Proposition 10, a Nov. 6 ballot measure that would overturn 1995’s Costa-Hawkins Act. TO GET […]

Tenant Relocation during Maintenance & Repairs

Once a property owner has entered into a rental agreement with a tenant and has handed over the keys, the tenant has the exclusive right to possession of the dwelling unit. Moreover, when tenants enter into the rental agreement, the owner agrees to provide the premises (in a habitable condition) in exchange for the tenant’s […]

Habitability Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities of the Owner and Tenant

  California law requires residential rental property owners to deliver and maintain their rental units in a habitable condition, this legal principle is called the warranty of habitability. Though originally created by the California Supreme Court in 1974, the California Legislature has codified many of the principles of the warranty of habitability in the Civil […]

When is a Pet Not a Pet? Accommodating Persons with Disabilities

I INTRODUCTION Many property owners protect their investment by not allowing any (or certain types) of pets on the property due to possible damage by the pet and the fact that existing law may not allow for an adequate security deposit to cover the damage. However, recent laws on fair housing and accommodating persons with […]