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AB-2219 Landlord-tenant: 3rd-party payments.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/12/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2219


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

February 12, 2018


An act to add Section 1947.4 to the Civil Code, relating to tenancy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2219, as introduced, Ting. Landlord-tenant: 3rd-party payments.
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies. Existing law requires a landlord or his or her agent to allow a tenant to pay rent or a security deposit by at least one form of payment that is neither cash nor electronic funds transfer, except as specified.
This bill would prohibit a landlord or a landlord’s agent from refusing to accept payment from a third party of a tenant’s rent if the third party does not reside on the premises and provides the landlord or agent with a signed acknowledgment that acceptance of the rent does not establish a landlord-tenant relationship between the landlord and the third party.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1947.4 is added to the Civil Code, to read:

1947.4.
 A landlord or a landlord’s agent may not refuse to accept payment from a third party of a tenant’s rent if the third party does not reside on the premises and provides the landlord or landlord’s agent with a written acknowledgment that the acceptance of the rent does not establish a landlord-tenant relationship between the third party and the landlord.