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CA LL Legislation (by Joe [CA]) Apr 17, 2019 4:38 PM
       CA LL Legislation (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 17, 2019 6:07 PM
       CA LL Legislation (by WL [CA]) Apr 17, 2019 6:10 PM
       CA LL Legislation (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Apr 18, 2019 7:26 AM
       CA LL Legislation (by Salernitana [CA]) Apr 18, 2019 8:12 AM
       CA LL Legislation (by Moshe [CA]) Apr 18, 2019 9:34 AM
       CA LL Legislation (by WL [CA]) Apr 18, 2019 10:09 AM
       CA LL Legislation (by TA [CA]) Apr 18, 2019 10:41 PM

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CA LL Legislation (by Joe [CA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 4:38 PM

Hello fellow landlords, several days ago their was an article in the Orange County Registry about Sacramento's War on Landlords. It summarizes the egregious proposed bills in this years CA Legislative session. I want to concentrate on one at a time, and send the results to my legislator. I want to show them how the proposed bills will negatively impact not only the LL's but also the very people they purport to help. Case in point: AB 53 would make it illegal for rental or lease applications to ask if the applicant has a criminal record. They think they are going to help the poor sap with a record just looking for a LL to give them a chance, but instead will end up wasting the resources of said poor sap. How many applications will the poor sap waste the time to fill out, and how much money will he lose in application fees? I will follow up later with other proposed garbage legislation

CA LL Legislation (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 6:07 PM

If you can't ask, how will you find out to turn the applicant with the criminal record down? Can you google a database and find that or will they shut those down too? I would start putting your comment about the bills and your opinions about them on Facebook page of whatever news agency reports about these housing bills on their Facebook page. It really works. Last Wednesday I posted on the White House Facebook page that the illegals should be sent to the sanctuary states and cities. No one was talking about that and then.... and I was really just joking. Its a powerful media.

CA LL Legislation (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 6:10 PM

What is needed is a law that this applies to the government also. Government agencies such as the police and legislators prohibited from asking if applicants are 7/11 holdup artists or drug dealers. Perhaps a provision of law that LLs can use expedited evictions for persons convicted of crime in order to protect the children in the neighborhood, such as a Writ of Immediate Possession.

CA LL Legislation (by Oregonwoodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 7:26 AM

You'd think the tenants would be objecting to being forced to live next door to criminals, but they seem to be oblivious.

CA LL Legislation (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 8:12 AM

Oregonwoodsmoke, I had exactly the same thought.

Joe, it's great that you are aware of the proposed legislation. Can you find a local landlord group or one that is equally aware so that you can work together? Analytics make a difference. You could show up at the meeting to voice your opinions, sign on to any valid petitions, etc.

WL, Robert of Ontario, Canada who probably lives in Toronto writes very similar issues. His posts are long, but he basically wrote what you did, Toronto having rent control in a super tight rental market.


CA LL Legislation (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 9:34 AM

I don't ask on my application about criminal record.

My background check wold uncover it.

CA LL Legislation (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 10:09 AM

Asking about whether there is a criminal record deters criminals from applying - that is the benefit of asking.

CA LL Legislation (by TA [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 10:41 PM

You are misunderstanding what AB 53 does. If it passes, you cannot automatically deny all applications that say yes to having a criminal record on the preliminary application. It also does not allow you to deny a rental application because of an arrest with no conviction, or juvenile offenses. But it does not prohibit you from doing a criminal background check after they have passed the preliminary screening, and it does not prohibit you from denying a tenant because of their criminal background as long as you take it on a case by case basis.

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