Tenant Information and State Assembly Bill 1482
On September 11, 2019, California State Assembly Bill 1482 (AB 1482), also known as the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, passed the Legislature. On October 8, 2019, the Governor signed the bill into law. AB 1482 is set to limit annual rent increases across the State to 5 percent plus cost of living inflation, or 10 percent, whichever is lower. The bill will also prohibit an owner from terminating a tenancy without just cause if the tenant has lived in a unit for 12 months or more. After AB 1482 becomes effective, the prohibitions on eviction without just cause will go into effect on January 1, 2020, and if rents were increased after March 15, 2019, the rent on January 1, 2020 is reduced to the rent as of March 15, 2019 plus the maximum increase allowed by AB 1482.
AB 1482 implements two concurrent protections on applicable units: (1) a cap on rent increases and (2) just cause eviction protection, which includes providing a one-month rent payment (or other equivalent) for relocation assistance when a landlord terminates a lease through no fault of the tenant.
On November 26, 2019, the City Council considered an urgency ordinance to provide San Bruno rental tenants just cause eviction protections in the interim until these statewide tenant protection laws go into effect. Please see the City Council Agenda packet and draft urgency ordinance here. However, the City Council did not adopt the Ordinance. The City has provided the following information and resources to assist the public.
See this flyer for more information on Assembly Bill 1482 and tenant assistance.
Below is a list of tenant and landlord information services and resources.
Toll Free: (800) 381-8898
Redwood City Office
1615 Hudson Street, Suite A
Redwood City, CA 94061
Toll Free: (888) 324-7468
1861 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Mediation Hotline (650) 345-7272
1486 Huntington Avenue, Suite 100
South San Francisco, CA 94080