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Landlords love the Costa-Hawkins Act, a bane to tenants’ rights advocates
A new bill authored by San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu would do away with the 22-year-old Costa-Hawkins Act, the law that exempts new construction from rent control and generates ire with tenants’ rights activists.
Introduced by Chiu and two other California lawmakers in February, AB 1506 is only two lines long in its present form, which read:
The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act prescribes statewide limits on the application of local rent control with regard to certain properties.
This bill would repeal that act.
Not much room for loopholes there… (more)