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AB-1242 Rental property: owner or owner’s agent: contact information.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1242


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 1942.8 to the Civil Code, relating to rental property.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1242, as introduced, Grayson. Rental property: owner or owner’s agent: contact information.
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies and governs the obligations of tenants and landlords under a lease or tenancy.
This bill would require an owner or agent of an owner of a multifamily residential rental property that consists of 16 or more units to reside at the property or within 5 miles of the property. The bill would also require the name, telephone number, and email address for the owner or the agent of the owner of any multifamily residential rental property to be provided in writing to each tenant on or before February 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, upon signing a lease or rental agreement, and within 30 days of a change in any of that information.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1942.8 is added to the Civil Code, to read:

1942.8.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, an owner or agent of an owner of a multifamily residential rental property that consists of 16 or more units shall reside at the property or within five miles of the property.
(2) This section shall not affect any current agreement with any agent of an owner of a multifamily residential rental property nor shall it require the displacement of any agent of an owner of a multifamily residential rental property who resides in a unit on the property.
(b) The name, telephone number, and email address for an owner or the agent of an owner of any multifamily residential rental property shall be provided in writing to each tenant as follows:
(1) On or before February 1, 2018, and annually thereafter.
(2) At the time of signing a lease or rental agreement.
(3) Within 30 days of a change in name, phone number, or email address of an owner or agent of an owner.