Michael Harrington Law PC

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2024 California housing laws 

Security Deposits: Introduced by Assemblymember Matt Haney, AB 12 would cap security deposits at one month’s rent even if the unit is furnished or not. This new law will allow owners of no more than two rental properties, or no more than four units, to request up to two months of rent. The bill will go into effect starting July 1. 
Rent Control: Introduced by Assemblyman Zbur, AB 1620would require that tenants in rent-controlled units who have permanent disabilities related to mobility be allowed to relocate to an available and accessible unit at the same rental rate and terms. This requirement will apply to properties with five or more rental units and will take effect on Jan. 1. 
Credit History: Introduced by State Sen. Susan Eggman, SB 267prohibits the use of a person’s credit history as part of the application process for a rental housing accommodation. Tenants must offer the application the option to provide reasonable evidence to pay such as government benefit payments, pay records and bank statements. The bill will go into effect starting Jan. 1.

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