Category: Costa Hawkins
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.