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The Impending Threat: Understanding the Ramifications of the Justice for Renters Act

In the realm of property ownership, particularly in the rental market, the landscape is ever-evolving. One such evolution looming on the horizon is the proposed “Justice for Renters Act.” You may be inclined to brush it off, assuming it won’t affect you based on your current circumstances. However, delving deeper reveals a myriad of potential ..Read More

What is AB 2785?

A new bill in California, called AB 2785 and introduced by Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson, is looking to make two big changes to rules about rental security deposits and the fees landlords charge for checking if someone can be a tenant. Here’s what it plans to do. Security Deposit Interest The bill says landlords must ..Read More

What is AB 2216?

The proposed legislation, AB 2216, spearheaded by Assemblyman Matt Haney, D-San Francisco, in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States, represents a significant shift in California’s rental housing policies regarding pets. This bill, if passed, would fundamentally alter the landscape for both renters and landlords by prohibiting blanket bans on pets within rental ..Read More

New California Rental Laws for 2024

Fast Eviction has gathered a list of the most impactful rental laws for California in 2024. Assembly Bill 1620 Assembly Bill 1620, effective January 1, 2024, introduces a significant advancement in tenant rights for individuals with permanent physical mobility-related disabilities residing in locally rent-controlled properties. This legislative measure empowers jurisdictions with local rent control to ..Read More

New Legislation Signed by California Governor in October 2023

The following list of bills have reached the Governor’s desk and have been signed in the month of October so far. AB 690 AB 690, introduced by Assemblymember Chen, addresses the regulation of legal document assistants (LDAs) and unlawful detainer assistants (UDAs) within the legal framework. The bill proposes an extension of the existing provisions ..Read More

What is SB 721?

California’s Balcony Inspection Law, Senate Bill 721, passed in 2019. Due to pandemic-related challenges, several multifamily rental property owners couldn’t meet the law’s requirements in 2020 or 2021. Lately, portfolio owners and property managers have shown renewed interest in conducting mandatory balcony inspections and inspecting other elevated exterior elements. Understanding the Deadlines The initial deadline ..Read More

Costa-Hawkins Threatened Again

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act is a California state law that restricts the scope of local rent control ordinances. One of its provisions is that it exempts certain types of residential rental properties from being subject to local rent control laws, such as single-family homes, condos, or properties constructed after 1995 or after a local ..Read More

Proposed Bill Could Help Tenants Purchase Their Homes in California

The Tenant and Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA or COPA) is being evaluated by California legislators to simplify the process of allowing tenants and nonprofit organizations with a social mission to acquire rental properties that become available for sale. AB 919, proposed by Ash Kalra, an Assemblymember from San José, seeks to grant tenants ..Read More

What is AB 2791?

AB2791 is a bill that would require a marshal or sheriff to accept electronically signed notices or court documents granted by courts in a civil action, such as an eviction. The bill takes effect January 1st, 2024. AB 2791 also sets forth new litigation where a marshal or sheriff is prohibited from reviewing the contents ..Read More