A commercial property landlord must state on every rental agreement, signed on or after July 1, 2013, whether the property being rented has been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) and, if so, whether the property has been determined to meet all applicable construction-related accessibility standards under the law. Civil Code § 1938.
The law doesn't require a landlord to hire a CASp. And an election not to hire a CASp is not admissible to prove that person's l
Under State Law, a landlord may generally terminate a tenancy with a 30-day or 60-day written notice. The State Law was recently amended to require the landlord to include the following language in the notice: "State law permits former tenants to reclaim abandoned personal property left at the former address of the tenant, subject to certain conditions. You may or may not be able to reclaim property without incurring additional costs, depending on the cost of storing the prop
Effective January 1, 2013, a landlord who receives a Notice of Default must now disclose this fact to prospective tenants before a lease is signed. Failure to do so enables the tenant to void the lease and subjects the landlord to potential penalties equal to one month's rent or twice the actual damages incurred by the tenant. This new law comes from Senate Bill 1191.
Effective March 1, 2013, California law will be changed to mirror the temporary Federal law by requiring at
Lawsuits are frequently filed against landlords and business owners alleging that the building fails to comply with building access requirements under the ADA. These lawsuits impose mandatory damages and attorneys' fees when the building violates these requirements. A new law bans "demand for money" letters that were frequently sent to landlords and business owners demanding payment of damages and attorneys fees in return for dropping the ADA lawsuit. Now, attorneys are requi