NEW LAWS FOR HOMEOWNERS/RENTERS FOR 2020

NEW LAWS FOR HOMEOWNERS/RENTERS FOR 2020

Here are some new laws set to be implemented as of January 1, 2020. They may affect you. If you need assistance call us for a free consultation at 818.453.3585 and ask for Steve.

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.

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