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SB 712: E-Bike Storage in California Rentals Takes Effect January 1, 2024 By Patricia A. Harris

Governor Newsom has signed legislation which sets standards for the storage of e-bikes, e-scooters, and other battery-powered micro-mobility devices in California rentals. SUMMARY  This bill would prohibit a landlord from not allowing tenants to own personal micro-mobility devices or from storing and recharging up to one personal micro-mobility device in their dwelling unit for each…

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Legislative Session Ends with Declaration of War on Taxpayers By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

It is not an overstatement to say that a supermajority in the California Legislature believes that Proposition 13 must be destroyed. Over the last five decades, Sacramento politicians have become more and more progressive – many now openly embrace socialism – but even still, we have been able to keep most direct attacks against Prop.…

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Antioch approves new tenant protections – Judith Prieve

Members of ACCE Action and local tenants rally outside the Antioch City Hall on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, before the City Council considered an ordinance on tenant protections. (ACCE Action) Antioch is strengthening its tenant protections with new rules against landlord retaliation and harassment. After hearing more than three hours of public comments and debate…

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Finding a Great Tenant in 2023: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t

How has tenant screening in California changed in 2023? For starters, the maximum allowable rental application fee that a housing provider can charge is now up to $59.67, thanks to inflation related to the CPI.  The mystery shoppers are back out on the job, looking for landlords who might discriminate against applicants with Section 8…

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What You Need to Know About the Fair Employment and Housing Act from the State of California

Below are some frequently asked questions about source of income and the Section 8 housing program.   Q:  What is the new law regarding source of income protections? A: California has a law called the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that protects people from housing discrimination based on categories including race, color, national origin,…

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Los Angeles Expands Renter Protections – New Laws You Must Know By Patricia A. Harris

The city of Los Angeles has expanded renter protections.  The new protections now cover ALL RENTALS, including condominiums and single family homes in the City of L.A. NEW LAWS AND PROCEDURES Renter Protections Notice All residential rental property owners must provide a “Notice of Renters’ Protections” to tenants who begin or renew their tenancy on or…

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