RSG Solutions

March 18, 2024

As of April 1, 2024, Senate Bill 567 (SB 567) is in full swing, empowering local jurisdictions to take swift action against rental property owners violating the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482). AB 1482, enacted in 2019, set a statewide rent cap at 5%, with a maximum of 10% when factoring in the Consumer Price Index. AB 1482 not only limits annual rent increases but also safeguards tenants from unjust evictions after 12 months. SB 567 not only strengthens enforcement but also refines “owner move-in” evictions and redefines “substantial remodel” terminations.

Brace for increased community advocacy as local jurisdictions can now pursue injunctive relief against violators. Courts now have the authority to grant tenant damages in cases of property owner violations, providing tenants with stronger legal backing against wrongful eviction practices and improper rent increases. Many residents may begin looking to local jurisdictions for help on these matters regardless of whether a local rent stabilization or just cause eviction program exists.

Is your jurisdiction prepared to handle inquiries about these changes?

Count on RSG’s expertise in rent stabilization, just cause policies, and relocation assistance. We can help craft clear, informative communications to address resident and property owner concerns. RSG stands ready to collaborate on tailored materials for residents and landlords, ensuring everyone understands the impact of SB 567.