CITY OF EL CERRITO RENT REGISTRY ORDINANCE EFFECTIVE JUNE 20, 2019 - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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Assembly Bill 1482: Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Rent Caps - Effective January 1, 2020
On October 8, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1482: Tenant Protection Act of 2019 – Rent Caps. The bill took effect January 1, 2020 and sunsets on January 1, 2030. AB 1482 includes annual rent increase caps of 5% plus inflation or 10%, whichever is lower; protections for ‘just cause’ and ‘no-fault’ evictions; relocation assistance; and revised tenant noticing requirements. Most multifamily rental properties that are at least 15 years old are subject to this law, with some exceptions. To access AB 1482 and its full text, please visit the California Legislative Information website by clicking here or visit the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) website here for additional information. The City has also prepared a summary of AB 1482 that tenants, property owners/managers and others can access here.
AB1482 requires landlords of certain residential properties to limit increases within a 12-month period to a maximum of 5 percent + the percentage change in the cost of living from April 1 of the prior year to April 1 of the current year (measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), or 10 percent, whichever is lower.
(5% + 4.2% CPI)
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is published by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics here.
Please Note: The City of El Cerrito has no oversight role for AB 1482 matters and cannot provide answers or legal advice. The information above is for general guidance only. For further details, please refer to Civil Code sections 1946.2 and 1947.12. Should you have questions or need assistance, please consult an attorney.
Assembly Bill 1110: Rent Increases: Noticing. Effective January 1, 2020
This law amends Civil Code § 827(b), requiring a 90-day notice, rather than a 60-day notice, if the landlord serves a residential tenant with a notice of rent increase of more than 10 percent. Please visit the California Legislative Information website here for details and legal requirements.
Senate Bill 329: Discrimination: housing: source of income. Effective January 1, 2020
Discrimination: housing: source of income. This bill adds federal, state or local public assistance or federal, state or local housing subsidies (such as Section 8) to the definition of source of income. The bill makes it illegal to reject a prospective tenant solely based on the applicant’s use of a Section 8 federal housing choice voucher or any other federal, state or local public assistance or housing subsidies. It will require landlords to treat voucher holders like any other applicant, except that when qualifying the applicant for income you can only use the applicant’s portion of the rent to determine whether the applicant meets the rent-to-income ratio. The law also prohibits “No Section 8” and similar advertisements. Please visit the California Legislative Information website here for details and legal requirement.
CITY OF EL CERRITO RENTAL Housing REQUIREMENTS
For a summary of other rental housing requirements in El Cerrito, please visit: www.el-cerrito.org/rentalhousing
The Strategy identified the following four policy pillars to guide the City’s affordable housing efforts:
- Leverage Private Development to Address Affordable Housing Needs
- Reduce the Risk of Displacement and Help Stabilize At-Risk Populations
- Encourage Development of Missing Middle Housing Types
- Increase Local Funding to Continue Support of Low Income and Special Needs Housing Development
Between 2018-2020, the City Council held a variety of study sessions and public hearings to discuss tenant protection policies in El Cerrito. Click here to view this information.
TENANT PROTECTIONS TASK FORCE
For more information, please contact Aissia Ashoori, Affordable Housing Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.215.4361.