San Jose’s Tenant Protection Ordinance Requires “Just Cause” Terminations – by AOA

On May 9, 2017, the San Jose City Council adopted the Tenant Protection Ordinance. Additionally, the City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance making the new regulations effective immediately. The Tenant Protection Ordinance outlines landlord responsibilities and tenant rights regarding notices to terminate.  Under the Tenant Protection Ordinance, landlords of multifamily dwellings, guesthouses and unpermitted units will only…

Legal Q & A – by Richard Beckman, Attorney

Question 1: Is there a new bedbug disclosure requirement that just started? Answer 1: Yes. New Civil Code section 1954.603 provides that on and after July 1, 2017, prior to creating a new tenancy for a dwelling unit, a landlord shall provide a written notice to the prospective tenant with specific information on bedbugs. This…