Governor signs bill to allow early lease termination by victims of domestic violence or sexual assault

Governor Schwarzenegger has signed AB 2052.  The bill permits a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to terminate a residential lease early without financial penalty. The victim must provide the landlord written notice, as well as a protective order or a statement from a qualified third party.  The request to terminate the rental agreement must occur within 90 days of the incident of domestic violence. 

For more information about the law, click and enter bill number 2052.


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