Rent Control SFU Exemption Deadline | Baker, Burton & Lundy

Rent Control SFU Exemption Deadline

June 23, 2020


Deadline Approaching for Landlords Exempt from Rent Control under AB 1482 

If you are a landlord exempt from statewide rent control in California, you must notify your tenants that you are exempt in writing by August 1, 2020.  Failure to do so means that you will be subject to statewide rent and eviction control.

To be exempt, landlords must own a building “alienable separate from title to any other dwelling unit”. Qualified properties include standard Single Family Residences (SFR), single condominium units, and townhomes.

If this applies to you, you must send your tenant, in writing, the appropriate notice by August 1, 2020. If you are unsure if this applies to you or if you need any other help serving this notice, contact a real estate attorney. If you qualify, this will exempt you from both Eviction and Rent Control under state law.

For all new tenancies starting or renewed on or after July 1, 2020, your lease agreement MUST include specific language from the statute (8)(B)(i).

Please Note: This document does not constitute legal advice. Please consult an attorney for legal advice on what to do in a particular situation.


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