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San Rafael approves ‘just cause’ ordinance on split vote
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San Rafael approves ‘just cause’ ordinance on split vote

Despite strong opposition from the California Apartment Association, the San Rafael City Council passed a "just cause" eviction and mandatory...

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CAA adds third public affairs advocate in Los Angeles County
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CAA adds third public affairs advocate in Los Angeles County

The California Apartment Association has again expanded its public affairs team in Los Angeles County, better positioning the association to meet...

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Legal Q&A: Tenant hasn’t paid rent after getting 60-day notice
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Legal Q&A: Tenant hasn’t paid rent after getting 60-day notice

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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Pasadena tenants again seeking rent control initiative
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Pasadena tenants again seeking rent control initiative

Tenant activists are again attempting to place a rent control measure before voters in Pasadena. Rent control proponents last month announced they...

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Gov. Newsom extends protections against rent gouging in fire-ravaged areas
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Gov. Newsom extends protections against rent gouging in fire-ravaged areas

Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended a prohibition on rent increases over 10 percent for several counties devastated by wildfires over the past few years...

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CAA stops tenant-unionizing bill on Senate floor
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CAA stops tenant-unionizing bill on Senate floor

A grassroots campaign led by the California Apartment Association has helped stop a tenant-unionizing bill that sought special protections for...

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CAA stops ‘just cause’ eviction bill on Assembly floor
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CAA stops ‘just cause’ eviction bill on Assembly floor

The California Apartment Association has stopped a bill that would have imposed "just cause" eviction controls across California. On Thursday, AB...

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Legal Q&A: Must I serve another 3-day notice?
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Legal Q&A: Must I serve another 3-day notice?

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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Prop 65 warnings can be given in the lease starting in July
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Prop 65 warnings can be given in the lease starting in July

The California Apartment Association has made it easier for landlords to comply with new Proposition 65 "safe harbor" warning requirements, which...

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Senate passes bill requiring landlords to consider Section 8 tenants
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Senate passes bill requiring landlords to consider Section 8 tenants

The California state Senate has approved a bill that would require landlords to consider prospective tenants who use Section 8 housing vouchers. SB...

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CAA closed Monday for Memorial Day holiday
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CAA closed Monday for Memorial Day holiday

The California Apartment Association's offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal operating hours will resume...

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Long Beach OKs relocation-assistance ordinance with form of rent control
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Long Beach OKs relocation-assistance ordinance with form of rent control

Over CAA's objections, the Long Beach City Council this week approved an ordinance that effectively caps rent increases at 10% on the city's older...

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Legal Q&A: What should I say about former tenant?
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Legal Q&A: What should I say about former tenant?

: What should I say about former tenant? Andrea was very helpful and thorough. She provided different points and angles to my question for my...

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CAA stops bill that called for statewide rental registry
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CAA stops bill that called for statewide rental registry

CAA was successful in stopping a bill that would have established a statewide rental registry with an initial price tag north of $20 million and...

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Legal Q&A: Tenant fixes motorcycle in living room
Blog 2 months ago
Legal Q&A: Tenant fixes motorcycle in living room

I recently needed to take a few hours of classes to complete my Recertification as a CAA California Certified Residential Manager. I found it very...

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CAA urges members to call lawmakers, urge no votes on ‘just cause’ bills
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CAA urges members to call lawmakers, urge no votes on ‘just cause’ bills

The California Apartment Association this week launched a grassroots campaign in which its members are calling state lawmakers and urging no votes...

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El Cerrito gives preliminary approval to ‘just cause’ on split vote
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El Cerrito gives preliminary approval to ‘just cause’ on split vote

Visit our trouble shooting page for: Thank you. You guys conducted a great campaign with Measure C. We would have obviously lost without your...

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CAA provides free training to prevent housing discrimination
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CAA provides free training to prevent housing discrimination

The California Apartment Association is providing free fair housing training for rental owners and property managers as part of a regional campaign...

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Assembly passes rat-poison ban with implications for rental housing
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Assembly passes rat-poison ban with implications for rental housing

A bill approved by the California Assembly this week would outlaw the use of a common type of rat poison, making it more difficult to control...

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Milpitas rejects rent control, ‘just cause’ eviction proposal
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Milpitas rejects rent control, ‘just cause’ eviction proposal

Milpitas City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 against a proposal to immediately implement rent control and "just cause" eviction policies. Following...

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Legal Q&A: Is the eviction process any different for a garage?
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Legal Q&A: Is the eviction process any different for a garage?

: Is the eviction process any different for a garage? We could not have accomplished the defeat of Measure C without CAA. We have been CAA members...

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Statewide rent control debate leads Sacramento council to postpone mediation hearing
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Statewide rent control debate leads Sacramento council to postpone mediation hearing

With a rent control hearing looming at the Capitol, the Sacramento City Council last month postponed its own hearing on landlord-tenant policies....

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‘Just cause’ eviction bills advance to Assembly floor
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‘Just cause’ eviction bills advance to Assembly floor

Despite opposition from CAA, a pair of "just cause" for eviction bills advanced this week from the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The bills, AB 1481...

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Air quality agency conducting EV-charging survey for new multifamily
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Air quality agency conducting EV-charging survey for new multifamily

Do you manage an apartment building constructed after July 1, 2015? If so, the California Air Resources Board wants to hear from you. The agency is...

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Bill requiring landlords to consider Section 8 tenants advances
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Bill requiring landlords to consider Section 8 tenants advances

A bill that would require landlords to consider prospective tenants who use Section 8 housing vouchers advanced this week from the Senate Judiciary...

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Legal Q&A:  If I sell rental, can I break lease so the new owner can move in?
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Legal Q&A: If I sell rental, can I break lease so the new owner can move in?

: If I sell rental, can I break lease so the new owner can move in? I recently needed to take a few hours of classes to complete my Recertification...

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Statewide rent control bill advances, bill to weaken Costa-Hawkins stalls
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Statewide rent control bill advances, bill to weaken Costa-Hawkins stalls

A bill that would apply rent control and price-gouging protections statewide advanced today from its first committee hearing, while a second rent...

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Tenant-unionizing bill adds rent increase above CPI as reason for withholding rent
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Tenant-unionizing bill adds rent increase above CPI as reason for withholding rent

A tenant-unionizing bill is being expanded to allow California tenants to withhold payment in protest when a landlord raises the rent beyond the...

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Legal Q&A:  Does tenant have 72 hours to rescind lease?
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Legal Q&A: Does tenant have 72 hours to rescind lease?

Press release: Weinstein's new version of Prop 10 another attack on affordable and middle-class housing: Does tenant have 72 hours to rescind lease...

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Weinstein attempting another Prop 10
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Weinstein attempting another Prop 10

Less than six months after Proposition 10 went down in crushing defeat, Michael Weinstein is again attempting to return extreme forms of rent...

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