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California's New Tenant Protection Act & How it Affects YOU!

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California's New Tenant Protection Act & How it Affects YOU!

Categories: Planning Property Management Real Estate Residents

Published 10/31/2019

AB 1482, California's New Tenant Protection Act can get pretty legal pretty fast, so here is what you need to know at a glance:

What the Rent Caps mean to you:
• Starting in January 2020, landlords of multi-family buildings (2 or more apartments) cannot increase your rent by more than 10% annually unless local stricter rent control applies.
• If you are in a multi-family home in a non-rent-controlled city and received a rent increase of OVER 7.8% between March 15th, 2019 and December 31st, 2019 - On January 1st, 2020, your rent will be reduced to reflect only a 7.8% increase.
• Single Family homes not owned by a corporation are exempt from this rent cap law still.

What the “Just Cause” Ordinance means to you:
• Landlords CANNOT conduct No-Fault Evictions without paying you (the tenant) a relocation payment of one month’s rent or what the local laws state if you are in a rent and eviction controlled city.
• However, Landlords CAN evict residents for consecutive delayed rent payments, due to a breach in contract, especially if the resident lived in the unit for less than one year.

We are anticipating questions about both the Tenant Protection Ordinance, and about its effects on local ordinances. Please call (510) 500-7531) or email (, and we will help answer your questions and concerns.

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