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IN THE NEWS: AB 2203 and SB 1335 Would Prohibit Rental Property Owners from Using Credit Reports!

A newly introduced bill, in February, would have prohibited landlords from using credit reports while screening prospective tenants. AB 2527 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, would have also banned property owners from asking about anything that would be included in a report, such as payment history or evictions.  That bill, fortunately, has been shelved for…

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AB 2527 Would Prohibit Rental Property Owners from Using Credit Reports!

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels A newly introduced bill, in February, would prohibit landlords from using credit reports while screening prospective tenants. AB 2527 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, would also ban property owners from asking about anything that would be included in a report, such as payment history or evictions. This bill would,…

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Security Deposit Itemizations and Rent Payment Applications

Landlords are still required to provide an itemization of deductions made to the security deposit to their former tenants within 21 days after the tenant vacates. Even with all of the COVID moratorium laws and rent deferments, landlords’ obligations to provide itemizations have not been waived. In fact, in February 2021, the State Legislature enacted…

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Santa Ana Enacts a 3% Rent Cap Bad News for the City and Landlords By Mercedes Shaffer

Santa Ana is a city with beautiful historical architecture and an emerging art district that is surrounded by trendy restaurants. In addition, there’s many great attractions such as the Bowers Museum, the Lyon Air Museum and the Discovery Cube Museum.  Santa Ana has the advantage of being centrally located in Orange County and has a…

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