AB 1482 is a statewide act that has two main functions: it limits rent increases and removes the right of landlords to evict tenants without just cause.
The act does not, however, enforce these rules. Tenants have to hire an attorney and sue their landlord if they believe their rights are being violated.
AB1482 will expire on January 1, 2030, unless legislators extend it.
The new law covers all multi-family rental units the state of California, with some exceptions.
In cities that have established rent control laws, AB1482 applies only to buildings that are not already covered by stricter local laws. In San Francisco, for example, buildings from before 1979 would be subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, and buildings constructed between 1979 and 2005 would be covered by AB1482.