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60 Day Eviction Notice Requirement Now Permanent
New Tenant Protections From Utility Shut-Offs
The new law permits a residential occupant of a multi-unit dwelling to assume responsibility for paying service charges from a public utility, corporation, or district, as specified, and to deduct those charges from any rent owed if the services are supposed to be included in the rental price.
Thank You’s Are In Order
In addition to Senators Leno and Lowenthal, CES extends a big thank you to the Western Center on Law and Poverty, which has provided legislative advocacy to CES and other tenants’ rights organizations and Legal Service groups throughout California for decades. Western Center sponsored both SB 120 and 290, and worked tirelessly to make sure these measures became law. And a thank you is in order for the Governor who did sign these bills.
Unfortunately, AB 566, Santa Barbara Assemblymember Pedro Nava's equally important bill, fell to the Governor’s veto pen. The bill would have required majority resident approval for mobile home park conversions. Park conversions undermine rent control, making it particularly crucial that residents have a say in conversions.
In vetoing AB 566, Schwarzenegger stated, "While the intent of this bill is to preserve low-income housing, the fact that a majority of mobile home park residents do not support a conversion is not an appropriate means for determining the legitimacy of a conversion. The law is not intended to allow park residents to block a request to subdivide."
Mobile home owners’ groups and Assemblymember Nava are committed to continuing the fight to ensure winning needed protections from greedy mobile home park owners.
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