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Plumbing Fixtures

SB 407 Padilla (2009) – Plumbing Fixtures   This law applies to buildings constructed before 1992.  Water-conserving plumbing fixture means any fixture that is in compliance with curre...

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Unlawful Detainer Proceedings

AB 2819 - Chiu Unlawful Detainers Previous to this bill an unlawful detainer record was sealed from the public for 60 days.  Under this new bill, the UD record would remain sealed unless the owne...

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Accessory Dwelling (Granny) Units

AB 2299 Bloom Accessory Dwelling Units (more commonly known as granny units) The new law proposes ways to ease and streamline the current statewide regulations. Further, it encourages local municipali...

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Bed Bugs

AB 551– Nazarian Bed Bugs On and after July 1, 2017, a landlord shall provide a written notice to the prospective tenant general information about bed bug identification, behavior and biolo...

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Short Term Rental Disclosure

SB 1092 – Monning A hosting platform (i.e., Airbnb and VRBO), shall provide the following notice to an offeror listing a residence for short-term rental on the hosting platform: If you are a te...

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Clotheslines

AB 1448 – Clothesline  A tenant may utilize a clothesline or drying rack in the tenant’s private area if all of the following conditions are met: (1) The clothesline or drying ra...

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Housing Standards - Mold

SB 655 Visible mold growth, as determined by a health officer or a code enforcement officer, excluding the presence of mold that is minor and found on surfaces that can accumulate moisture as par...

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Discrimination Insurance Companies

 AB 447 Prohibits discrimination based on renters' receipt of "Section 8" or related public rent subsidies in the application for or issuance of insurance policies covering re...

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Landlord use of pesticides

SB 328 Advance written notice of pesticides must be given to the residents by the owner when the owner is not using a licensed pest control company. A landlord or authorized agent that applies any pes...

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Domestic Violence

AB 418 Domestic Violence – Reduces the time limit for a victim of domestic violence to give notice, in writing, of their intent to vacate from 30 days to 14 days with proper documentation, such ...

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Short-terms Rentals - Subletting

Short-term rental websites A hosting platform shall provide the following notice to occupants listing a residence for short-term rental on a hosting platform:        ...

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Tenants Right to Personal Agriculture

Tenants Right to Personal Agriculture AB 2561  Allows tenant to grow edible fruits or vegetables for personal use “Private area” means an outdoor backyard area that is on the ground l...

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Shared Fences

AB 1404 This bill requires adjoining landowners to share equally, with certain exceptions, the responsibility for maintaining the boundaries and monuments between them. The bill establishes a rebutta...

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Used Mattress Recycling

SB 254 Used Mattress Recycling - 2013    This bill establishes the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act (Act), which requires mattress manufacturers and retailers to develop a mattr...

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Amendment to Proposition 65

AB 227 (Gatto) Proposition 65 - 2013 Changes the enforcement provisions of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) by limiting recovery by private citizen enforcemen...

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Prepaid Rental Listing Services

Proposed Bill SB 269 Hill   Prepaid Rental Listing Services   This bill, beginning January 1, 2015, would prohibit a person from engaging in the business of selling Prepa...

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Extended Domestic Violence Including Human Trafficking

SB 612 Extended Domestic Violence Including Human Trafficking This bill: Allows a tenant to terminate his or her tenancy if the tenant or a household member was the victim of human trafficking. Adds ...

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Subsequent Owner Disclosure to Tenant

AB 1953 Prohibits a subsequent owner or manager from seeking to evict a tenant for a nonpayment of rent that accrued during the period in which the owner or manager was out of compliance with existing...

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Fee on Recorded Real Estate Papers, Instruments and Notices

Proposed Bill SB 391 DeSaulnier Senate Bill 391 DeSaulnier enacts the California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013, which creates the California Homes and Jobs Trust Fund in the State Treasury.&nbs...

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No Required Animal Declawing or Devocalizing

SB 1229  Pavley This bill prohibits any person or corporation that occupies, owns, manages, or provides services in connection with any real property, including the individual's or corporati...

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Maintaining Vacant Properties

AB 2314 Carter This bill pertains to blighted properties and states: Makes permanent a statute that requires a legal owner to maintain vacant residential property purchased or acquired at foreclose. ...

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Termination Notice on Foreclosed Properties

AB 2610 Skinner Requires purchasers of foreclosed homes to give tenants at least 90 days before commencing eviction proceedings; this allows tenants in foreclosed homes under a residential lease to st...

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Owner Disclosure

AB 1953 Ammiano Existing law requires an owner of residential rental property or a party signing a rental agreement or lease on behalf of the owner to disclose in the rental agreement or lease all of ...

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Personal Property Left by Tenant

AB 2521 Revises procedures for the disposition of private property left behind by former tenants of real property. This bill: Increase the minimum value, from $300 to $700, of a former tenant's uncla...

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Smoke Detectors

SB 1394 Requires, on or before January 1, 2016, the owner of a dwelling unit intended for human occupancy in which one or more units is rented or leased to install additional smoke alar...

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Domestic Violence

AB 588 This bill amends an existing law so that a tenant who is a victim of domestic violence has more time to provide notice of intent to terminate a lease early. This bill provides that upon informi...

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Multi-Family Dwelling Requirements for Recycling

AB 818 This bill requires an owner of a MFD (Multi-Family Dwelling) to arrange for recycling services that are appropriate and available for the MFD. For the purposes of the bill an MFD is a residenti...

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Optional Electronic Transfer of Security Deposit

AB 1679 Permits a landlord and tenant to mutually agree, to have a security deposit returned to the tenant by electronic transfer and to have any statement itemizing deductions from the security depos...

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Disability Access: Liability

SB 1186 This bill reduces statutory damages and provides litigation protections for specified defendants who timely correct construction-related accessibility violations of the Unruh Civil Rights Act....

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

SB 183 Enacts the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 (Act) requiring all existing dwellings intended for human occupancy that have a fossil fuel burning appliance, a fireplace, or an att...

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Political Signs

SB 337 This bill provides that a landlord shall not prohibit a tenant from posting or displaying political signs relating to any of the following:  An election or legislative vote, including an e...

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