Many of the California new New Law for 2017 pertaining to landlords, tenants,  agents, buyers and sellers of real estate are listed in summery here.

Bed Bugs commencing July 1, 2017 and for existing tenants commencing January 1, 2018. Landlord is prohibited from showing or renting Effective 7/1/17 and 8/1/18 vacant units if the landlord “knows” it has a current bed bug infestation.   The landlord must provide a written notice to the prospective tenant. And beginning January 1, 2018 this notice must be given to all other tenants. The notice must be in at least 10-point type and must include at least the following:......Contact me if you need the verbiage.

New Law in 2017  This law authorizes a city or county to provide by ordinance for the creation of junior accessory dwelling units  (Second Units)  in single-family residential zones. It requires standards for the creation of a junior accessory dwelling unit, required deed restrictions, and occupancy requirements. Increased floor area of an attached ADU must not exceed 50% of the existing living area and no passageways shall be required in conjunction.  It prohibits an ordinance from requiring, as a condition of granting a permit for a junior accessory dwelling unit, additional parking requirements....

New Law 2017  FHA Federal Housing Administration to reduce its minimum owner-occupancy ratio to 35 percent in order for a condominium project to be acceptable for FHA insurance....

New Law in 2017 that effect real estate and land lords Deliver of the New Law 2017 Bed Bugs commencing July 1, 2017 and for existing tenants commencing January 1, 2018. Landlord is prohibited from showing or renting Effective 7/1/17 and 8/1/18 vacant units if the landlord “knows” it has a current bed bug infestation.   The landlord must provide a written notice to the prospective tenant. And beginning January 1, 2018 this notice must be given to all other tenants. The notice must be in at least 10-point type and must include at least the following:......Contact me if you need the verbiage.

New Law in 2017  This law authorizes a city or county to provide by ordinance for the creation of junior accessory dwelling units ( Second Units)  in single-family residential zones. It requires standards for the creation of a junior accessory dwelling unit, required deed restrictions, and occupancy requirements. Increased floor area of an attached ADU must not exceed 50% of the existing living area and no passageways shall be required in conjunction.  It prohibits an ordinance from requiring, as a condition of granting a permit for a junior accessory dwelling unit, additional parking requirements....

New Law 2017  FHA Federal Housing Administration to reduce its minimum owner-occupancy ratio to 35 percent in order for a condominium project to be acceptable for FHA insurance....

New Law in 2017 that effect real estate and land lords Deliver of the Residential Environmental Hazards booklet.  Under Civil Code 2079.7 when a seller or broker elects to deliver this booklet the information is deemed legally adequate to inform the transferee regarding common environmental hazards (unless the broker or seller has actual knowledge of a condition).  Delivery of this booklet is optional but effective on   “real property” which includes all commercial and vacant land properties, but not multi-unit residential rentals of five units or more.  This law goes into effect on January 1,  2017.


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Scott Harrison Real Estate Agent has been Helping Home Buyers, Tenants, Renters, Homeowners, Landlords Understand Rent Control, Rental Restrictions, Local  Community of the East Bay since 1987

Landlord Tenant rent control restrictions in Alameda County and Contra Costa are at this link.

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Land Lords and home owners who may want to rent out a home or property are often subject to Rent Tax and  or Required business licenses specifics at this page.


For more information on California Statewide Changes in Rental Land Lord Tenant Law Concerning Evictions, Security Deposit, Walk through Inspections, Written Notices, Definition for Security Deposits , When 60 Day Notice to Vacate Required are all reviewed at This link 


Is your rental exempt from local rental restrictions?  Cities and counties are empowered with the ability to implement  local rent control laws, almost all follow the parameters established in the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act implemented 1995 state wide in California.



California Bay Area Cities With Rent Control Ordinances
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City of San Leandro           City of Oakland     San Francisco Rent Board   
  
State of California booklet on Tenant Landlord Rights and Responsibilities


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