This article was posted on Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022
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New Law for California Landlords
Beginning January 1, 2022, residential landlords shall provide the booklet “Information on Dampness and Mold for Renters in California”.  This booklet must be given to prospective residential tenants prior to entering the rental or lease agreement, in accordance with the 2001 Toxic Mold Protection Act (HSC #26148). 

The booklet, which explains the potential health risks and health impacts that may result from exposure to mold, was produced by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in 2020, in both English and Spanish versions.

How to Obtain the Mold Booklet

The mold booklet, titled Information on Dampness and  Mold for Renters in California, may be obtained by visiting and simply downloading it from the forms section.  It may also be found at: .

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AOA’s Newest Rental Agreement – (Revision date 12/2021)

AOA has updated all Rental Agreement and/or Lease forms (#101) to include the tenant’s acknowledgment of receipt of this booklet.   You will see it listed in the boxed section of all other listed forms that become part of the agreement. Please be sure to put a checkmark in the new box that says MOLD BOOKLET. 

Please remember to download the new rental agreement and use it for all tenancies beginning January 1, 2022 and thereafter.  

Read more articles from the February edition of the AOA Magazine