Category Archives: Rental Market

First Hearing in Senate for AB 1482 coming up on July 9th, 2019

As we get ready for the July 4th holiday the State of California is getting ready to have the first hearing in the Senate for AB 1482, the controversial bill that would bring rent control to the entire state. AB 1482 has faced an uphill battle from the start but it’s creator, Assemblyman David Chiu, […]

California Rent Control Update – Lawmakers Announce AB 1482, New Rent Control Legislation

  The battle over rent control in the State of California continues as lawmakers announced on Thursday that they have finalized a rental housing legislation package (AB 1482) that if it’s approved will cap rent increases statewide and also enable local governments to apply their own versions of rent control to single family homes and […]

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 […]

Governor Newsom Puts Central Coast Cities on Notice Over Housing

Since becoming Governor of California, Gavin Newsom has been busy, and one of his recent efforts includes taking steps to stop the housing shortage in California. Specifically, Governor Newsom has targeted seven Central Coast cities who the state views as being “out of compliance” with housing requirements. What Comes Next? There’s no doubt that California […]

Could The Same Rent Trends That We Saw In 2018 Come Again?

There’s no doubt that the rental market had a big year in 2018 especially with the issue of rent control in California which was talked about for the entire year heading to the November vote. The big question is what were the trends that we saw in 2018 and could we see those same trends […]

Can Section 8 Tenants Be Evicted Due to Delayed Payments from Government Shutdown?

As the Government shutdown enters month #2, landlords who have Section 8 tenants may be beginning to wonder what’s going to happen if Section 8 payments are delayed starting in February or March. Specifically, one of the key questions that Section 8 landlords will have is if they can evict their section 8 tenants for […]

Rental News – Some Woodland Park Residents Now Must Show ID to Pay Rent

Residents of Woodland Park apartments recently learned Alliance Residential, the property management company that manages the East Palo Alto building, is now requiring tenants to show their ID when they pay their rents. The new requirement was immediately met with protests by the building’s residents who protested outside the headquarters of Alliance Residential with the […]

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 […]