Tell the State Legislature to Oppose AB 828: the Unlawful, Unfair Attempt to Punish Housing Providers
A new legislative proposal in response to COVID-19 would force every rental property owner in California to reduce rents by 25% and subsidize the rents of their tenants.
AB 828 by Assemblyman Phil Ting ignores the robust rent and eviction controls already in place across California. It provides no assurances that landlords can collect rent, remove problem tenants, or get a fair hearing in the court system. Read CAA’s letter opposing AB 828 here.
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This bill denies equal justice to housing providers by:
- Forcing landlords to reduce rents by 25% even if a tenant cannot demonstrate a hardship or need.
- Allowing judges and the court system to set rents and change the rental agreements already in place.
- Assuming every tenant is facing a hardship related to COVID-19 and must be compensated for this hardship.
- Protecting nuisance tenants as it does not require tenants to answer an unlawful detainer complaint.
- Mandating that rental property owners demonstrate an economic hardship to collect the contracted rent.
AB 828 is an unfair attempt to allow the government and the courts to give reduced rent and extended tenancies to all renters even if they do not face economic hardships, and it provides no safeguards or protections for landlords.