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Landlord-Tenant Issues - State of California Department of Justice
AB 1482, Limit on Rent Increase, Just Cause Eviction Requirement, Substantial Remodel, Lockouts, Security Deposit, Price Gouging, Retaliation, Reasonable Accommodations, Discrimination, Getting Legal Help – If you are a tenant facing an eviction, struggling to pay rent, or otherwise concerned about your ability to stay in your unit, free or low-cost legal help may be available. To find a legal aid office near where you live, please visit

 Owner Move-In:  Effective April 1, 2024, the owner or relative must move in within 90 days after the tenant leaves and live there as their primary residence for at least 12 consecutive months. Otherwise, the unit must be offered back to the tenant at the same rent and lease terms as when the tenant left, and the tenant must be reimbursed reasonable moving expenses. Also effective April 1, 2024, the eviction notice must include the name of the person moving in, their relationship to the owner, and that the tenant may request proof of that relationship, and there must be no other similar unit already vacant on the property that the owner or relative could move in to instead.

2024 Building Permit Laws

 AB 1287, a bill by San Diego Democratic Assemblymember David Alvarez, that will give developers permission to build denser, taller buildings if they set aside additional units for middle-income earners, and SB 684, which will make it easier to divide up large parcels of land for modest clusters of townhomes and cottages.

New Rental Property Owner Laws for 2024

SB 567 – Tenant Protection Act: – (Effective April 1, 2024)  Tightens up requirements for no fault evictions; adds damages, penalties, attorney fees and enforcement mechanisms for violations.  (Please see the article following this one.)


SB 267 – Landlord must offer “ability to pay” in lieu of reliance on credit history and reports in assessing a tenant’s rental application when prospective tenant is receiving a government rent subsidy such as a Section 8 rental voucher – (Effective January 1, 2024)


Assembly Bill 1764 – Landlord/Tenant: Option to provide receipts for tenant screening fees by email when both landlord and tenant agree to it first.   (Effective January 1, 2024)