Ringing in the New Year with New Laws
By Daniel Bornstein, Esq.
There’s a lot to fall in love with the New Year. A clean slate and a fresh start, the feeling that everything is possible, and of course, the best parties.
For the rental housing industry, however, the exuberance over new beginnings should be tempered with the reality there are a new set of laws to obey.
As we look into the back mirror of an eventful year, one of the highlights has been the defeat of efforts to repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Our fraternity’s successful outcome in the epic battle against Proposition 10, however, has obscured less prominent initiatives that were successfully passed and we summarize some of them here.