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Gov. Newsom signs CAA-backed housing-production bills
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Gov. Newsom signs CAA-backed housing-production bills

Gov. Gavin Newsom this month signed more than a dozen CAA-backed bills intended to address California's chronic housing shortage. The bills will...

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Legal Q&A: Tenant owing back rent will likely file bankruptcy
Blog 2 days ago
Legal Q&A: Tenant owing back rent will likely file bankruptcy

Dear Ms. Moss, I want to personally thank you for your timely and very professional response. You are very thorough AND you provide examples and...

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Wildfires trigger anti-rent gouging protections for L.A., Riverside counties
Blog 4 days ago
Wildfires trigger anti-rent gouging protections for L.A., Riverside counties

In response to the wildfires raging in Southern California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday declared states of emergency for Los Angeles and Riverside...

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Five bills signed by Gov. Newsom that will change the rental housing industry
Blog 1 week ago
Five bills signed by Gov. Newsom that will change the rental housing industry

Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed a statewide cap on rent increases, a mandatory Section 8 bill, and several other pieces of legislation that will...

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Bill sets lower limits on security deposits for active military
Blog 1 week ago
Bill sets lower limits on security deposits for active military

A bill taking effect Jan. 1 lowers the amount California landlords can collect for security deposits from members of the U. S. military. Under SB...

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Tenants to get longer notice for rent increases over 10%
Blog 1 week ago
Tenants to get longer notice for rent increases over 10%

A law taking effect Jan. 1 will require landlords to provide an additional month's notice when they increase the rent on month-to-month tenants by...

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Governor signs mandatory Section 8 bill
Blog 1 week ago
Governor signs mandatory Section 8 bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed a bill that will make it illegal to reject a prospective tenant solely based on the applicant's use of a Section 8...

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GOVERNOR SIGNS AB 1482, ENACTS STATEWIDE RENT CAP
Blog 1 week ago
GOVERNOR SIGNS AB 1482, ENACTS STATEWIDE RENT CAP

Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill 1482, landmark legislation that will place an annual cap on rent increases and create new standards...

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Governor poised to sign AB 1482, statewide rent cap bill
Blog 1 week ago
Governor poised to sign AB 1482, statewide rent cap bill

In a matter of days, Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign Assembly Bill 1482, legislation that will cap rent increases statewide and become...

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CAA engaged as San Jose studies anti-displacement strategies
Blog 1 week ago
CAA engaged as San Jose studies anti-displacement strategies

This week, the San Jose City Council held a study session to better understand the issue of tenant displacement from a residential and business...

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Legal Q&A: Can I charge tenant for painting unit purple?
Blog 2 weeks ago
Legal Q&A: Can I charge tenant for painting unit purple?

Kevin, I don't say this often, but from the second we began this relationship you have been nothing but a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous help...

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Sacramento landlords targeted with cannabis fines
Blog 2 weeks ago
Sacramento landlords targeted with cannabis fines

When Sacramento renters get caught illegally cultivating marijuana, it's their landlords who get the bill - and it can reach hundreds of thousands...

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CAA issues compliance document for San Jose Section-8 law
Blog 2 weeks ago
CAA issues compliance document for San Jose Section-8 law

The California Apartment Association has issued an "Industry Insight" paper to help rental housing owners comply with a Section 8-related ordinance...

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Santa Rosa introduces mandatory Section 8 ordinance
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Santa Rosa introduces mandatory Section 8 ordinance

Despite opposition from CAA, the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday introduced an ordinance that will require landlords to consider applicants with...

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Sacramento approves $20-per-unit fee for rent control program
Blog 3 weeks ago
Sacramento approves $20-per-unit fee for rent control program

Landlords with properties subject to Sacramento's new rent control law will help fund the program through a $20-per-unit annual fee. The fee won...

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Renown economist Thornberg to keynote CAA’s Outlook 2020 in Orange County
Blog 3 weeks ago
Renown economist Thornberg to keynote CAA’s Outlook 2020 in Orange County

The California Apartment Association is pleased to announce that renowned economist Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics,...

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Milpitas pursues urgency ‘just cause’ ordinance
Blog 3 weeks ago
Milpitas pursues urgency ‘just cause’ ordinance

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Milpitas City Council decided to pursue an emergency "just cause" for eviction ordinance. The council...

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Legal Q&A: What if tenant won’t fix broken window?
Blog 3 weeks ago
Legal Q&A: What if tenant won’t fix broken window?

I would describe CAA as my "Best Friend" in this venture called LANDLORDING. So happy you are there! I just want to say Thank You Team at CAA....

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Pacifica bans smoking in multifamily housing
Blog 3 weeks ago
Pacifica bans smoking in multifamily housing

After receiving input from CAA, the city of Pacifica last week passed an ordinance that bans smoking in multifamily housing. The City Council...

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Chico postpones action on ‘just cause’ eviction policy
Blog 3 weeks ago
Chico postpones action on ‘just cause’ eviction policy

The Chico City Council has postponed action on a "just cause" eviction policy and instead referred the matter to an ad hoc council committee headed...

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L.A. researches apartment vacancies amid tax proposal
Blog 4 weeks ago
L.A. researches apartment vacancies amid tax proposal

The city of Los Angeles is continuing its research into a possible tax on landlords who leave apartments vacant. Late last month, the City Council...

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Milpitas approves non-binding mediation program
Blog 4 weeks ago
Milpitas approves non-binding mediation program

The city of Milpitas this week approved a non-binding rent-review program, as well as a requirement that landlords consider tenants who use Section...

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Fate of key rental housing bills rests with Gov. Newsom
Blog 4 weeks ago
Fate of key rental housing bills rests with Gov. Newsom

Before adjourning for the year early last Saturday morning, California lawmakers approved a number of bills with serious implications for the...

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Legal Q&A: Tenant won’t allow prospective buyer into unit
Blog 1 month ago
Legal Q&A: Tenant won’t allow prospective buyer into unit

I just want to say Thank You Team at CAA. Being a Landlord in California is frightening enough -- but with you, not as scary! I just know someone...

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City of Sacramento ordinance caps rent increases at 8.5% for 2019
Blog 1 month ago
City of Sacramento ordinance caps rent increases at 8.5% for 2019

The city of Sacramento announced the initial rent cap under the Tenant Protection and Relief Act, a new ordinance that limits rent increases and...

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Rent-cap bill sent to governor’s desk
Blog 1 month ago
Rent-cap bill sent to governor’s desk

This year's statewide rent-cap bill, including a series of amendments secured by CAA, has now cleared both houses of the California Legislature and...

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L.A. County votes to draft permanent rent control law for unincorporated areas
Blog 1 month ago
L.A. County votes to draft permanent rent control law for unincorporated areas

Over the objections of CAA, Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to draft a permanent rent control ordinance for the county's...

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CAA launches grassroots program to defeat mandatory Section 8 bill
Blog 1 month ago
CAA launches grassroots program to defeat mandatory Section 8 bill

The California Apartment Association is asking members to call state lawmakers and urge no votes on mandatory Section 8 legislation now on the...

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CAA amendments diminish most threatening impacts of AB 1482
Blog 1 month ago
CAA amendments diminish most threatening impacts of AB 1482

A bill that would cap annual rent increases for much of California's multifamily housing stock now includes significant amendments secured by the...

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Legal Q&A: Tenant died with three months left on lease
Blog 1 month ago
Legal Q&A: Tenant died with three months left on lease

Kevin, I don't say this often, but from the second we began this relationship you have been nothing but a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous help...

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