Important Changes in California Lease Laws Coming in 2020

Leasing a property in California is probably harder than in any other state because of all the tenant right laws and the constant changing rules about how much notice has to be given to do things such as increase rent, end a tenancy, as well as how much you can charge for certain things, what limitations can and cannot be placed on a tenant, who falls under what protected classes and how those classes have to be treated differently (e.g., if someone is active military, you cannot charge them more than one month rent as a security deposit). A huge change for landlords is that they cannot advertise “No Section 8” which was previous okay because that is now considered discriminatory.

2020 brings on a bunch of changes Landlords and Tenants in California need to know about. Click the link next to the thumbnail pic below to see the overview of the up-coming changes for 2020 provided by the California Association of Realtors. If you are a landlord, make sure you take time to read over this information.

If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a property, I’d be happy to help! Just click the contact me button and submit your contact info or give me a call.

Robin Watson-Bird, Ph.D., Broker/Owner

Realty World-No Pressure Realty

License #01387964




Quick Overview-Miscellaneous Landlord Tenant Laws for 2020 Overview





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Huge $50,000 Price Reduction on this Sunny 1922 Foothill Park Bungalow (2-3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths) near Mills College with a wood-burning fireplace framed by lovely built-in cabinets in the living room. Formal dining room also has the traditional built-in cabinetry found in homes of this period. Kitchen has oak cabinets and tile flooring. Original hardwood flooring throughout much of the home. Bonus room with closet and half bath at the back of the house, is great for a home office or informal 3rd bedroom. Needs some dry rot & fungus repairs, a new roof and paint. Has a serviceable foundation. Refer to reports. “As Is” sale; however, move-in now and make repairs over time since most repairs needed are not on the interior. No to low maintenance rear yard with perimeter planter beds. Garage has been converted to a storage structure which could be converted back. Sewer lateral compliance certificate on file.

Excellent commute location to San Francisco and East Bay cities via freeways. Access to bike lanes and walking distance to AC transit lines and Mills College.

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