Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB3088 on 8/31/20, setting forth guidelines for California residential landlords in order to preserve the right to later claim unpaid rent and/or evict tenants for unpaid rent, while protecting tenants demonstrating COVID-19 related financial hardship. The new law requires landlords who intend to seek damages from residential tenants who have missed … [Read more...] about Residential Landlords Required Under AB3088 to Send Tenants Notice
It seems as though I was just writing about California’s critical, protracted shortage of housing a couple of weeks ago. And it also seems that, whenever this problem gets brought up, the debatable response of rent control rises to the surface close behind, as I have noted in this blog for some time now. Here in Silicon Valley, for example, where there has been a longstanding … [Read more...] about AB 1482, California’s statewide rent control bill, passes the state legislature and now awaits action by Governor Newsom
Those of you who are followers of my blog know that I post Items from time to time about current California legislation relating to real property issues. While the last several months witnessed several impactful high-profile legislative proposals and enacted statutes that garnered a great deal of attention, the most recent session of the California legislature that ended last … [Read more...] about Post year-end update on several new California laws affecting real estate
The City of San Jose has been embroiled in Silicon Valley’s clashes over rent control for some time now. As I previously reported in this blog, the San Jose City Council enacted two ordinances in April 2017 that imposed additional obligations on landlords in their dealings with tenants, requiring “just cause” to evict tenants and placing a variety of targeted restrictions on … [Read more...] about “Once more unto the breach, dear friends”: San Jose revisits its landlord-tenant rules
In the latest pitched skirmish of the rent control wars being waged across the San Francisco Bay Area in the past couple of years, the City of San Jose has just passed two pieces of legislation, each with the professed purpose of providing help to tenants in their relationships with their landlords. After a seven-hour hearing on April 18 that included more than four hours of … [Read more...] about San Jose adopts expansive new laws meant to favor renters—but do they?