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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.


There is an exemption for when the landlord is a natural person who owns no more than 2 properties that collectively include no more than 4 dwelling units offered for rent. The exemption does not apply if a prospective tenant is a service member. 


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

Barth Calderon Alliance

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

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