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Real Estate Simplified
Bay Area
a month ago
How will California’s new laws affect you?

How will California’s new laws affect you?


An existing law that requires 90 days’ notice to renters who are evicted from a foreclosed property will stay on the books. The law was set to expire, but lawmakers made it permanent.

Strict new limits on rent increases will mean landlords can raise rates no more than 5% plus inflation each year. Renters in cities with existing, stricter controls will keep them, and some evictions will become harder to implement.

Landlords can no longer turn away a person whose rent will be partially paid with a Section 8 voucher.

California homeowners will have more flexibility to build “granny flats,” or small housing units, on their properties.

State anti-discrimination laws will now apply to renting apartments or homes through companies such as Airbnb and VRBO.

Read full article here: https://www.latimes.com/projects/new-california-2020-laws/#housing