2023-2024 California’s Maximum Rent Increases for Units Covered by AB 1482 (Tenant Protection Act)

The announced maximum allowable increases for 2023, applicable to properties covered by AB 1482 (The California Tenant Protection Act) will go into effect August 1, 2023, and will be in place until the end of July, 2024. The maximum allowable increase is calculated by adding five percent to the Consumer Price Index for the respective…

Legal Q & A Dennis Block

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California rent control laws followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block.   Question One: I normally do not permit dogs in my building. This one applicant pleaded with me to allow him to have a small dog and I am considering his request. Is…

California Considers Reining In High Security Deposits – (AB 12) and Is Housing a Human Right? California Voters Could Decide! By CalMatters

Most renters know securing housing isn’t as simple as finding the perfect place. California’s renters must save up thousands of dollars to provide security deposits that can legally be as much as two months’ rent, or three months’ for furnished units.  Add in the requirement that renters put up the first month’s rent before they can…

Inflation Slams California’s Rental Market – How to Fight Back by Mercedes Shaffer, Realtor

Rent control policies have long been a topic of debate, with proponents arguing for tenant protection and affordable housing, while opponents claim rent control has the opposite effect.  In California, where the housing crisis is particularly severe, statewide rent control limits rent increases to 5% + CPI, with a max of a 10% annual increase. …

Something to Think About #131: Part 2 – Early Construction by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker – BRE: 00957107; MLO: 249261

Mud brick (adobe) is an ancient building material. Under favorable conditions, the crumbled remains of adobe buildings 10,000 years old have been found and authoritatively dated. In addition to small adobe buildings, people were just beginning to do a little gardening, to construct burial mounds, and to make sun- dried pottery. It is interesting that…

Court Rules: Subtenants in Rent-Controlled Apartments Have No Right to Remain Following Master Tenant’s Forfeiture By Daniel Bornstein, Esq., Bornstein Law

  In San Francisco and other rent-controlled jurisdictions, the longer the tenant resides in the unit, the cheaper his or her rent becomes. As a result, tenants are discouraged from moving on to new housing, allowing for additional opportunities for housing to actually open up. Tenants who have a rental agreement in a building subject…

Financial Assistance for L.A. County Rental Property Owners! By the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

MORTGAGE RELIEF FOR LANDLORDS WITH 1-4 UNITS APPLY NOW! If you are a landlord, have mortgage delinquency or delinquent utility bills, you may be eligible for this program. https://dcba.lacounty.gov/programs-for-property-owners-and-landlords/ Are You Eligible? To qualify for the program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements: You are a non-corporate rental property owner with no more than…

Californians Should Be Skeptical of Creating a ‘Right to Housing’ in the State Constitution By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

California voters may soon have to decide whether to enshrine a “right to housing” in the state constitution. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 10 provides, in its entirety: “The state hereby recognizes the fundamental human right to adequate housing for everyone in California. It is the shared obligation of state and local jurisdictions to respect, protect, and…