Category: Legislation

Rent control in California

In California, cities with rent control cap the amount of money that property owners can charge for rental housing. Price controls of this nature persistently fail to bring relief to the people who need it most.  

Proposed repeal of Costa-Hawkins Act on hold for 2017

For the remainder of 2017, lawmakers have shelved a bill that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, landmark legislation that’s protected California from extreme forms of rent control for more than 20 years.

Cities with rent control

Although communities across the country have removed old heavy-handed rent control policies, 13 California cities continue to enforce rent control in multifamily housing.

New bill would restrict landlords’ ability to exit rental housing business

For the third consecutive year, bills have surfaced to modify California’s Ellis Act, the 1985 law that protects a property owner’s right to leave the rental housing business, an important safety valve for property owners in rent controlled jurisdictions.