A Guide to California’s Proposition 10: Rent Control

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By Becky Bower

The 2018 elections officially begin this week as Californians start receiving their vote-by-mail ballots. With rent control at the center of this year’s legislative debate, the statewide rent control measure, Proposition 10, has made waves amongst rental housing professionals and tenant’s rights activists. Before you hit the polls in November, take some time to consider what will happen if Proposition 10 passes.

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Gov. Brown Signs His Last Californian Rental Housing Laws

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By Becky Bower

With the California governor race between Gavin Newsom (D) and John H. Cox (R) months away, Governor Jerry Brown has been busy these past few weeks sign his last rental housing laws into effect before he retires in January. Ranging from new balcony inspection requirements to a handful of eviction changes, be mindful of these 12 passed rental housing bills as you move forward.

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Rental Housing Legislation You Should Be Keeping your Eye On

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By Becky Bower

As the majority of the country takes a break proposing and passing new rental housing laws and regulations, let’s take a moment to review the rental housing bills that are currently up to bat. From regulations on service animals in Illinois, rental property registration in the city of Portland, and additional homeless grants and assistance in California, the rental housing legislation at this point is a mixed bag. Take a look below at the passed and proposed rental housing laws in your state.

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Ouch! Rent Control in California will Hurt More Than You Think

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By Becky Bower

This November, Californians will vote on whether or not to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act, allowing cities to enact rent control ordinances down the line. Meanwhile tenant activists are also urgently working to secure their own city-wide rent control initiatives on this year’s ballot. It’s an understatement to say that reinstating rent control would not only be disastrous to the rental housing industry, but to California’s affordable housing supply. To put it bluntly: this is why you and your renters should vote ‘no’ on rent control.

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Rental Housing Legislation Blooms Through June

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By Becky Bower

Although most legislators are preoccupied with the 2018 primaries, the number of passed, pending, and failed rental housing bills continues to grow. This June, familiar rent control, “just cause” eviction and “ban-the-box” legislation is an ongoing rental housing topic across the nation, while newcomer laws regulating apartment solar panels, lease terminations with tenants suffering domestic violence, and employment questions around marijuana have popped up. Take a look at the passed, pending, and future rental housing bills nationwide and in your property’s state below.

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California’s Rent Control War Has New Updates

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By Becky Bower

This year, tenants’ activists within California have rallied to get rent control initiatives on the November 2018 ballot. As the deadline for ballot measures gets closer, activists in cities across the state have begun submitting their signatures for approval. While none of the proposed measures have officially made it to the ballot so far, below is an update on where California stands on their state and city-wide rent control measures.

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Congress Votes in Favor for Section 8 Housing and Credit Security Freeze Regulations

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By Becky Bower

UPDATED 11:11am: President Trump has signed S. 2155 into law

On Tuesday the House passed a huge Senate Bill, S. 2155 (commonly referred to as the “Dodd-Frank Reform Bill”). This bill not only impacts regulations for banks, but includes changes for public housing and the big three credit bureaus. Before S. 2155 lands on the President’s desk, take some time to look over some of the following proposed changes.

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‘Just Cause’ Eviction Law AB 2925 Moving Quickly in California

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By Becky Bower

A bill that would require California property owners and managers to list a “cause” or reason to evict or terminate a tenancy has been progressing at an alarming rate. Despite being introduced in February, AB 2925 is scheduled to be heard on the Assembly Floor sometime this week. We urge you to review AB 2925, and join industry experts like the California Apartment Association and ApplyConnect in opposing it.

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