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Regulatory • April 21, 2008

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AB 1239 (Garrick) - Property taxation: fire safety devices.
AB 1239 would protect owners from a property tax increase if they install any fire sprinkler system in their buildings.

AB 2019 (Fuentes) - Assisted housing developments.
Existing law requires prior to the anticipated date of the termination of an affordable housing subsidy contract, expiration of rental restrictions, or prepayment on an assisted housing development, that the owner provide notice of the proposed change to each affected tenant residing in the housing development and to the affected public entities. This bill would allow the tenants to sue the property owner if the owner fails to follow the provisions of this law.

AB 2019 (Fuentes) - Assisted housing developments.
Existing law requires prior to the anticipated date of the termination of an affordable housing subsidy contract, expiration of rental restrictions, or prepayment on an assisted housing development, that the owner provide notice of the proposed change to each affected tenant residing in the housing development and to the affected public entities. This bill would allow the tenants to sue the property owner if the owner fails to follow the provisions of this law.

AB 2052 (Lieu) - Residential tenancies: domestic violence.
The bill would provide that a tenant who terminates a rental agreement because of domestic violence is entitled to terminate the lease and receive the full deposit from the landlord.

AB 2363 (Ma) - Residential Tenancies.
This bill would specify that information disclosed pursuant to registered sex offender provisions, when utilized to protect a person at risk, constitutes a cause to terminate a residential rental tenancy in any jurisdiction that requires a just cause eviction (generally, rent control communities).

AB 2925 (Davis) - Substandard buildings: new ownership interest: registration.
This bill would require a person or entity that acquires an ownership interest in a property for which an enforcement agency has recorded with the county recorder any documents relating to substandard building violations, to provide that enforcement agency information and documents, concurrently with the completion of sale, an exchange of property, or closure of escrow.


SB 1299 (Migden) - Residential real property: price control.
This bill would authorize a city, county, or a city and county having a rental or lease price control system to require a property owner, as specified, to replace the same number of residential rental units that were demolished either on the same property or at another location determined by the property owner and the local entity, and to make the replacement residential units subject to the price control that applied to the demolished units.

SB 1386 (Lowenthal) - Carbon monoxide.
The bill would require a carbon monoxide alarm to be installed in a dwelling unit intended for human occupancy, as specified.

SB 1598 (Padilla) - Smoking.
This CAA sponsored bill permits (does not mandate) landlords or his or her agent to establish some residential rental units or an entire residential rental property tobacco smoke free. A landlord who declares individual rental units smoke-free shall provide adequate notice to tenants. The bill would specifically authorize a landlord to serve a tenant who violates the landlord's smoke-free policies with a notice to quit. The bill also allows owners to increase the security deposit over and above the existing Civil Code for any tenant who smokes.

 

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