January 18, 2018

The defeat of AB 1506 is a major victory for residential landlords in California. The Act was passed in 1995 to protect property owners from lawmakers passing laws that hurt small landlords and discouraged the creation of new housing. However, tenant advocates have thr...

December 28, 2017

Last month we let you know about Assembly Bill 1506. If passed, this bill would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Costa-Hawkins exempts single-family homes, condos, and new construction from rent control and establishes vacancy decontrol. On Thursday, Januar...

August 1, 2017

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act was adopted in 1995 by the California State Legislature. CH prohibits permanent rent limits on residential rental units that might otherwise be imposed by local municipalities. The purpose of CH was to end strong and unfair rent con...

August 1, 2017

A:  The Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act permits an owner to raise the rent to market to a subtenant or assignee, when the last original occupant who took possession pursuant to the rental agreement no longer permanently resides in the unit. This law doesn’t apply to p...

February 1, 2017

A: In general, single family homes are exempt from local rent controls under a state law known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Act (“Costa Hawkins”). Costa Hawkins provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, an owner of a single-family home may establish the...

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