Landlords win, renters take a hit. Just one tenant protection bill survives in California Assembly

Landlords and realtor groups earned a win in the California Capitol this week after lawmakers shelved a bill to restrict evictions and amended another to limit caps on rent.

The Assembly adjourned on Thursday without taking up Assembly Bill 1481, which would have established a “just cause” eviction law in California, prohibiting landlords from evicting tenants unless they violate the terms of their lease or fail to pay rent. On Wednesday, the chamber narrowly passed Assembly Bill 1482, which caps “egregious” rent increases.  READ MORE


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