Proposition 10 will repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, allowing local governments to implement rent control if they so choose.
Can tenants rely upon Democrat legislators to repeal Costa Hawkins? Not unless tenants remind them that failure will result in endless assault.
Another tenant screwed by Costa Hawkins–a bi-partisan law enacted in 1995 to screw tenants by the band of pandering griftocrats we call our state legislators.
Your relationship with your landlord will change if you complain. The next time you see him he will have donned his crown, his tights and his cod piece.
If your landlord is the person who initially converted the building to condos you won’t have to worry about a $20K increase in your rent.
Landlords generally don’t want to lock themselves into fixed term leases for fixed rent. Why? Because they want to keep their options open.
Welcome to Rentpocalypse 2012! Have a seat, but don’t stay too long.
In California, tenants should be emailing their legislators every second of every day, to demand repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Civil Code section 1954.50 to 1954.535).
As you scramble to get out of the lease and your greedy landlord tries to increase the rent you forgot about the person who will be hurt under this scenario–your subtenant.