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L.A. pursues mandate that landlords consider Section 8 tenants
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L.A. pursues mandate that landlords consider Section 8 tenants

The Los Angeles City Council this week voted to draft an ordinance requiring landlords to consider prospective tenants with Section 8 vouchers. If...

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Santa Barbara council to pursue eviction controls
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Santa Barbara council to pursue eviction controls

After hours of testimony Tuesday, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to create a "just cause" eviction ordinance, rejecting two years' worth of...

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Inglewood council takes initial step toward permanent rent control
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Inglewood council takes initial step toward permanent rent control

Over the objections of CAA, the Inglewood City Council on Tuesday agreed to pursue a permanent rent control ordinance, "just cause" eviction...

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Sacramento mediation ordinance advances to second hearing
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Sacramento mediation ordinance advances to second hearing

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday voted to push forward with a mediation program intended to help settle disputes over rent increases...

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California rent control bills get first hearing next week
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California rent control bills get first hearing next week

A pair of bills that would greatly expand rent control in California will get their first test in the state Legislature next week. On Thursday,...

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CAA launches survey about San Jose’s rental inspection program
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CAA launches survey about San Jose’s rental inspection program

The California Apartment Association has launched a survey in its efforts to improve San Jose's rental housing inspection program. Specifically,...

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Bill seeking statewide rental registry advances from committee
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Bill seeking statewide rental registry advances from committee

A bill that would create a statewide registry of rental units and require a myriad of information from California landlords each year advanced...

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L.A. County extends temporary rent cap, expands ‘just cause’
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L.A. County extends temporary rent cap, expands ‘just cause’

Over the objections of CAA, Los Angeles County supervisors today extended a temporary rent cap by six months and expanded eviction controls to all...

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Legal Q&A: Must I serve an eviction notice on a business day?
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Legal Q&A: Must I serve an eviction notice on a business day?

: Must I serve an eviction notice on a business day? We could not have accomplished the defeat of Measure C without CAA. We have been CAA members...

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L.A. County poised to extend temporary rent cap, expand ‘just cause’
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L.A. County poised to extend temporary rent cap, expand ‘just cause’

Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday will consider extending a temporary rent cap they approved last year, a move that lays the groundwork to...

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Milpitas council steers clear of rent control, ‘just cause’
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Milpitas council steers clear of rent control, ‘just cause’

Thanks in part to the efforts of CAA, the Milpitas City Council this week backed away from a proposal to bring impose rent control and "just cause"...

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Long Beach advances forms of rent, eviction controls
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Long Beach advances forms of rent, eviction controls

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Long Beach City Council voted 6-3 to draft a tenant relocation ordinance that will bring a form of rent...

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SB 50 advances, promises more housing near transit, job centers
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SB 50 advances, promises more housing near transit, job centers

A state senator's bid to boost multifamily construction near transit and job centers has already gotten farther than a similar proposal by the...

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Rohnert Park ‘doing its part’ to address housing shortage
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Rohnert Park ‘doing its part’ to address housing shortage

During his state of the state address, Gov. Gavin Newsom pointed to 47 cities that have failed to meet their requirements for planning new housing....

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Legal Q&A: What can legally be deducted from security deposit?
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Legal Q&A: What can legally be deducted from security deposit?

: What can legally be deducted from security deposit? We could not have accomplished the defeat of Measure C without CAA. We have been CAA members...

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CAA asks members to oppose rent control, ‘just cause’ in Milpitas
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CAA asks members to oppose rent control, ‘just cause’ in Milpitas

The California Apartment Association is mobilizing members to speak out against rent control and "just cause" eviction policies Tuesday in Milpitas...

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Long Beach to consider forms of rent, eviction controls next week
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Long Beach to consider forms of rent, eviction controls next week

The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting thinly veiled forms of rent and eviction controls. Under the proposals, landlords...

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San Carlos takes CAA’s input on multifamily smoking ban
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San Carlos takes CAA’s input on multifamily smoking ban

The San Carlos City Council is adopting a ban on smoking in multifamily housing that includes a 14-month phase-in period secured by CAA. The...

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Ballot measure aims to help L.A. schools through parcel tax
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Ballot measure aims to help L.A. schools through parcel tax

Voters will soon decide whether to increase taxes on improvements to buildings within the Los Angeles Unified School District, including apartments...

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CAA opposing pair of ‘just cause’ eviction bills
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CAA opposing pair of ‘just cause’ eviction bills

California lawmakers are again taking aim at the ability of landlords to terminate tenancies. Two "just cause" for eviction bills - AB 1481 by...

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Legal Q&A: When must a property have an onsite resident manager?
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Legal Q&A: When must a property have an onsite resident manager?

: When must a property have an onsite resident manager? I recently needed to take a few hours of classes to complete my Recertification as a CAA...

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L.A. to allow 4 percent increases on rent controlled housing
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L.A. to allow 4 percent increases on rent controlled housing

For the first time in a decade, the city of Los Angeles plans to bump up its annual cap on rent increases for rent controlled housing. During a 12...

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Apartments could become homeless shelters under new bill
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Apartments could become homeless shelters under new bill

A newly introduced bill would authorize California tenants to use their rental units as homeless shelters. Although the bill has not yet been...

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Legal Q&A: Can I require renters insurance?
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Legal Q&A: Can I require renters insurance?

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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Lawmakers announce housing package with statewide rent control
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Lawmakers announce housing package with statewide rent control

Lawmakers today announced a package of rental housing legislation that would cap rent increases statewide and allow local governments to apply rent...

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Pilot program boosts rebates for high-efficiency toilets in Southern California
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Pilot program boosts rebates for high-efficiency toilets in Southern California

Southern California landlords can soon receive increased rebates for installing high-efficiency toilets in qualifying apartments. The boosted...

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Legal Q&A: Am I entitled to use a deceased tenant’s security deposit?
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Legal Q&A: Am I entitled to use a deceased tenant’s security deposit?

: Am I entitled to use a deceased tenant's security deposit? Thank you. You guys conducted a great campaign with Measure C. We would have obviously...

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Inglewood City Council imposes temporary rent cap, ‘just cause’ policies
Blog 4 months ago
Inglewood City Council imposes temporary rent cap, ‘just cause’ policies

The Inglewood City Council this week temporarily capped rent increases at 5 percent and imposed an interim "just cause" eviction measure. The rent...

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Santa Barbara committee advances mandatory lease, relocation proposals, wants to reconsider ‘just cause’
Blog 4 months ago
Santa Barbara committee advances mandatory lease, relocation proposals, wants to reconsider ‘just cause’

Proposals that would require Santa Barbara landlords to offer yearlong leases and provide relocation assistance after certain types of displacement...

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Bill would authorize rent strikes — without consequence — for tenant groups
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Bill would authorize rent strikes — without consequence — for tenant groups

A recently introduced bill would authorize tenant groups to orchestrate rent strikes without fear of eviction. SB 529 would allow tenant groups,...

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