• Sasha Struthers

California Statewide Rent Control- AB 1482- Landlord Required Notices

California passed a statewide rent control through Assembly Bill 1482 which covers a substantial amount of properties in the state, but not all. The statewide rent control limits rent increases and requires for cause evictions.

One of the main requirements under this law is that landlords must serve existing tenants notice of AB 1482 in writing on or before July 1, 2020. There are two types of notice- "subject to" and "exempt."

Starting July 1, 2020 notice of "subject to" or "exempt" status of a property must be contained in any newly created or renewed leases.

Free Forms

For your convenience I have created the notices and addendums- here.

Exempt Properties

Properties not subject to AB 1482 are:

(1) Housing restricted by deed, regulatory restriction contained in an agreement with a government agency, or other recorded document as affordable housing for persons and families of very low, low, or moderate income;

(2) Dormitories constructed and maintained in connection with any higher education institutions to house students;

(3) Housing subject to local rent control ordinances (i.e. LARSO, Unicorporated LA County, Santa Monica, Glendale, Beverly Hills and more);

(4) Housing that has been issued a certificate of occupancy within the previous 15 years;

(5) Residential real property that is alienable separate from the title to any other dwelling unit, The owner cannot be: (i) A real estate investment trust, (ii) A corporation, or (iii) A limited liability company in which at least one member is a corporation.

(6) A duplex in which the owner occupied one of the units as the owner’s principal place of residence at the beginning of the tenancy, so long as the owner continues in occupancy.

If you are a residential landlord you may want to consult with an attorney to determine if your property is subject to or exempt from AB 1482. This will determine which notice/addendum you will need to provide.

The information in this post is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this post should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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