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IMPORTANT THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!   (Updated: November 2019)
Landlord/Tenant: Statewide rent caps and just cause eviction Imposes statewide rent caps of 5% plus inflation and just cause eviction requirements on rental properties. Various exemptions apply including single family homes and condos (not owned by a corporation or REIT) and properties where a certificate of occupancy has been issued within the past 15 years.
(For details, please contact Rockyfield)

Landlord/Tenant: Rent Increases above 10% requires 90-day notice If a proposed rent increase for a tenant is greater than 10 percent of the rental amount charged to that tenant at any time during the 12 months before the effective date of the increase, either in and of itself or when combined with any other rent increases for the 12 months before the effective date of the increase, the notice shall be delivered at least 90 days before the effective date of the increase. Perviously it was 60 days
Landlord/Tenant: Discrimination on the basis of source of income Discrimination on the basis of source of income has been expanded to include a refusal to rent to a tenant based on the tenant’s receipt of federal, state or local housing subsidies including Section 8

Declaration of State of Emergency: Building Standards for Solar Effective January 1, 2020, solar is a required mandate in the construction of new homes. This law allows for an exemption to the solar mandate until January 1, 2023 in areas where the Governor has declared a state of emergency. This exemption will allow low-income homeowners to rebuild their homes with the requirement that was in effect at the time their home was originally constructed.

Senior Parcel Tax Exemption PVPUSD (Not a new law) The senior parcel tax exemption filing period, each calendar year, begins on January 15 and concludes on the last business day in May. A first-time parcel tax exemption application may be filed by seniors (in person), who are 65 years of age or older on or before June 30, and named on title of their primary residence. Only primary residences may be exempted from the tax.
An appointment at the PVPUSD Malaga Cove Administration Center, 375 Via Almar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-1277 is required for all first-time filers. To schedule a date and time to meet with Megan Wescott, please call (310) 896-3404. The application form will be completed at your appointment.




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