Take Action Today! Two Important Bills That Will Affect Property Owners

  • Bonnie Spindler
  • 04/7/11

ITEM ONE:

 
Legislation Introduced to Change 3-Day Notice to Pay or Quit to 14-Day Notice
 
Your Letters are Needed Now
 
Assembly member Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation that will extend the 3 Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit to 14 days. This bill, which was previously removed from the hearing calendar, has been rescheduled to be heard April 5 in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Your letters of opposition are again needed. Even if you wrote previously, please take the time to write again.
 
If this bill moves out of the Judiciary Committee, it will go to the Assembly Floor, send a letter to your Assembly Member now.
 

ITEM TWO:

 
Bill Allows Tenants to Sue Landlords over Eviction Proceedings

Your Letters Are Needed
 
The California Apartment Association (CAA) is strongly opposed to State Assembly Bill 934, authored by Assemblyman Mike Feuer of Los Angeles. The bill would allow a tenant to sue a rental property owner based on the statements made in an unlawful detainer action. Current state law – known as litigation privilege – protects property owners from these types of claims.
 
The negative impacts of this proposal are many including that a property owner could be sued by a tenant for statements made in legally required pre-litigation documents (3 Day Notices, for example), before that litigation is even resolved. Owners would be greatly discouraged not only from pursuing a court action, but also from serving tenants with notices that may result in their compliance, thereby preventing the need for an eviction.

Your letters of opposition are needed.
 
This bill is scheduled to be heard on the Assembly Floor in the next week or so.


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