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Pacifica bans smoking in multifamily housing
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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
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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 months 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
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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 months 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 4 months 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 4 months 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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Sacramento scrambling to implement city rent control ordinance by Sept. 12
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Sacramento scrambling to implement city rent control ordinance by Sept. 12

The city of Sacramento is rushing to get the procedures, information and staffing in place before its newly approved rent control ordinance takes...

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CAA closed Monday for Labor Day holiday
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CAA closed Monday for Labor Day holiday

The California Apartment Association's offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Normal operating hours will resume...

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Los Angeles County nears vote on rent control
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Los Angeles County nears vote on rent control

In a matter of weeks, Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to vote on a permanent rent control ordinance for the county's unincorporated...

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Legal Q&A: Does selling a property terminate existing leases?
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Legal Q&A: Does selling a property terminate existing leases?

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 to hold seminar on Sacramento’s new rent control law
Blog 5 months ago
CAA to hold seminar on Sacramento’s new rent control law

We could not have accomplished the defeat of Measure C without CAA. We have been CAA members for over 30 years and membership fees have been...

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CAA offers compliance paper and forms for Alameda’s rent control program
Blog 5 months ago
CAA offers compliance paper and forms for Alameda’s rent control program

The California Apartment Association has issued an "Industry Insight" paper as well as forms to help rental housing owners comply with the city of...

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West Hollywood delays vote on policy targeting leases under 1 year
Blog 5 months ago
West Hollywood delays vote on policy targeting leases under 1 year

The debate over a West Hollywood's one-year lease policy will continue into the fall. This past Monday, the West Hollywood City Council was...

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Long Beach releases report on proposed affordable-housing mandate
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Long Beach releases report on proposed affordable-housing mandate

The city of Long Beach released a report this week on a potential affordable-housing mandate for new developments. The mandate could come through...

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Westminster council rebuffs push for rent control
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Westminster council rebuffs push for rent control

After hearing from the California Apartment Association, the Westminster City Council decided last week to steer clear of rent control policies....

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Statewide rent control bill placed on suspense
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Statewide rent control bill placed on suspense

With just a few weeks left for California lawmakers to act on bills this year, AB 1482 - the statewide rent control and "just cause" for eviction...

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GEMM honors East Bay’s rental housing elite
Blog 5 months ago
GEMM honors East Bay’s rental housing elite

The California Apartment Association is pleased to announce the honorees from this month's 16th annual Greater East Bay GEMM Awards. On Aug. 15,...

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Legal Q&A: Can tenant legally break lease for job change?
Blog 5 months ago
Legal Q&A: Can tenant legally break lease for job change?

I would describe CAA as my "Best Friend" in this venture called LANDLORDING. So happy you are there! Dear Ms. Moss, I want to personally thank you...

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Deadline approaching for Hayward landlords to provide notices to rent control tenants
Blog 5 months ago
Deadline approaching for Hayward landlords to provide notices to rent control tenants

The California Apartment Association today published new forms to help landlords comply with updates to Hayward's rent control law. As of July 25,...

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Oh, the ‘suspense’: California housing bills in legislative limbo
Blog 5 months ago
Oh, the ‘suspense’: California housing bills in legislative limbo

The clock is ticking for a number of CAA-backed housing-supply and homelessness bills. After returning from their summer recess this week,...

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San Jose moves forward with Section 8 ordinance
Blog 5 months ago
San Jose moves forward with Section 8 ordinance

Over the objections of CAA, the San Jose City Council this week moved forward with an ordinance that would require landlords to consider...

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Santa Rosa delays vote on Section 8 requirement
Blog 5 months ago
Santa Rosa delays vote on Section 8 requirement

The Santa Rosa City Council this week postponed voting on an ordinance that would require that landlords consider applicants with Section 8 housing...

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Sacramento City Council OKs rent control ordinance
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Sacramento City Council OKs rent control ordinance

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved a rent control and "just cause" eviction ordinance that will affect about 44,000 multifamily rental...

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Culver City approves 3% rent moratorium
Blog 5 months ago
Culver City approves 3% rent moratorium

Despite massive turnout in opposition, the Culver City Council voted this week to impose a 12-month cap on rent increases. The ordinance, approved...

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