Tag Archives: rent control california

AB 1482 Passes First Senate Test

Following the historic defeat of Proposition 10 in the November 2018 election, legislators have continued on the path to Statewide rent control and with their latest effort, AB 1482, their goal is getting closer to reality. What Is AB 1482? If it’s signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, AB 1482 will make it illegal […]

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, […]

Most Economists Agree That Rent Control Is Bad for The Economy

Thanks to a recent article from the Washington Post we know that most economists agree that rent control is indeed bad for the economy because it doesn’t solve the supply vs. demand issue that we have in California and the United States today. Rent control bills like the defeated Proposition 10, or AB 1482, California’s […]

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 […]

Los Angeles Allows 4 Percent Rent Increase For 12 Month Period

The City of Los Angeles announced this week that they will be approving a 4 percent rent increase for the period of July 2019-July 2020.  Los Angeles is one of several Southern California communities that has had an active rent control ordinance for a long time and the news of their 4 percent rent increase […]

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 […]

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 […]