Help Save Costa-Hawkins! by – Dennis Block, Attorney

What is Costa-Hawkins? For landlords, and truthfully for the entire economy, Costa-Hawkins is a very good law. In 1995, the State of California enacted a law that stopped cities from imposing rent control on new construction, single family homes, condominiums and townhomes. It prevented municipalities from instituting rent control for buildings constructed after 1995. If…

Rent Control Report Post Costa-Hawkins Repeal – November 2018 – by Michael Millman, Esq.

In January 2018, Assembly person Richard Bloom’s AB 1506 was challenged and defeated in the Assembly Housing Committee.  If successful, it would have automatically eliminated and repealed the protections for small apartment owners afforded by the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Fair Housing Act. After the defeat, tenant activists, eviction attorneys, the Statewide Tenant Union, Tenants Together and…