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Assembly Bill 1482 - Statewide Rent Cap & Just Cause Effective Janaury 2020

What is AB1482? California Legislature passed, and the governor is expected to sign, Ab1482. This bill will "cap" how much rent can be increased per year for covered rental units. Ab1482 also requires landlords to provide "cause" for eviction notices for covered units. Provisions for AB1482 are... continue reading
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List of Rent Control Ordinances by City

Only 20 out of 482 cities in California protect tenants against rent hikes and arbitrary evictions. That means most of California’s tenants can be evicted for no reason at all, and can have their rents raised by any amount their landlord wants. That’s why tenants are rising up across the state to... continue reading
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Price-gouging Ban in Areas Affected by States of Emergency

In California, if the governor declares a State of Emergency in any county, there is a special protection against Price Gouging that immediately goes into effect.
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Form a Tenants' Union!

What is a Tenants' Union? Tenants' unions are building, neighborhood or city-based organizations made up of and led by renters themselves to fight for our collective interests and rights. Building-based tenants unions are generally made up of tenants who live in the same building and/or... continue reading
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Rent Control Toolkit

Download resources to organize for rent control in your community. Rent control is an effective policy solution to curb rising rents and displacement. 19 cities in California already have these protections. Our toolkit draws from experience and lessons learned in these cities. Including facts,... continue reading
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Rent Control Social Media Tools

Rent control is a popular but often misunderstood policy. Help spread a positive message about this important tenant protection through social media.
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Napa Quake Info Guide

What are your tenants' rights after an earthquake? Click here to download our guide.
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FAQ: Tenant Security Deposits

Answers to common questions about security deposits.
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Sample Letters

Having a written record is the best way to assert your rights and protect yourself against landlord retaliation. These DO NOT substitute for legal advice! See our directory for local resources.
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Security Deposits Infographic

Learn all about security deposits in California, and how to protect this important asset:
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Flyer: Basic Tenants' Rights

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Foreclosure: Your Rights

Since January 1st, 2013 under AB 2610 tenants in California are entitled to a minimum of 90 days notice before eviction. Leases must also be honored by new owners, with some exceptions.   City-level Just Cause for Eviction and Rent Control Ordinances
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FAQ: Dealing with Realtors After Foreclosures

Q and A for tenants dealing with real estate agents after foreclosures.
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FAQ: Tenants in Foreclosed Properties

Answers to common questions about California tenants' rights in foreclosed properties.
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