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These changes are effective as of January 1, 2024 throughout the State of California:

This law takes effect July 1, 2024

SB-267 Credit History of Persons Receiving Government Rent Subsidies

Under a new State law effective on January 1, 2024, landlords can’t rely only on credit reports for assessing an applicant’s eligibility in meeting financial or income standards. Applicants for vacant units must be permitted to submit lawful, verifiable alternative evidence of the applicant’s reasonable ability to pay via a government rent subsidy...READ MORE

AB-12 Tenancy: Security Deposits

For many years residential landlords could not demand or receive a security deposit in excess of an amount equal to 2 months’ rent, for unfurnished units, and an amount equal to 3 months’ rent, for furnished units. A new law will limit deposits to an amount equal to one month’s rent, regardless of whether the residential property is unfurnished or furnished....READ MORE

SB-712 Tenancy: Personal Micromobility Devices

In an effort to boost the use of e-bikes and scooters, the State Legislature has passed a law requiring residential landlords to permit the storage and charging of “micromobility” devices inside of dwelling units. The devices must meet certain safety standards and have the appropriate insurance policy covering storage. Alternatively, the landlord may provide secure, long-term storage for the devices...READ MORE

SB-71: Small Claims and Limited Civil Cases

California litigants will be able to sue for up to $12,500.00 in small claims court and $35,000 in limited civil cases. These changes to dollar caps are the first of their kind in over ten years, reflecting negotiations with legal and consumer groups....READ MORE

This law takes effect April 1, 2024

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SB 567 Adds New Restrictions to State Eviction Control

Amends AB 1482 to add new restrictions and consequences for landlords. The amendments are numerous and affect requirements for certain “no fault” evictions

AB 1620 Amends Costa-Hawkins to Benefit Disabled Renters

AB 1620 amends the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act to permit local jurisdictions to adopt regulations that ensure individuals with mobility-related disabilities can secure appropriate housing without paying additional rental costs. Under the new law, tenants in rent-controlled units who have permanent physical disabilities related to mobility must be allowed to relocate to an available, accessible unit at the same rental rate and terms. The law only applies to properties with five or more rental units.

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In response to the growing needs of our clients regarding Asset Protection and Estate Planning, Fried, Williams & Grice Conner has formed an alliance with Barth Calderon LLP.

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