Recently, Assembly Bill No. 551 was passed.
Here is a summary of what you need to know:
- On and after July 1, 2017, prior to creating a new tenancy for a dwelling unit, a landlord must provide a written notice to a prospective tenant about bedbugs.
- This notice must be provided to all other tenants by January 1, 2018.
- The law also prohibits a landlord from retaliating against a tenant because the tenant reports or has a bedbug infestation.
- A landlord is prohibited to show, rent or lease to a prospetive tenant any vacant dwelling unit that the landlord knows has a current bedbug infestation.
- A landlord must notify the specific tenants in units inspected by a pest control operator of the pest control operator’s findings.
- The notification must be in writing and made within two business days of receipt of the pest control operator’s findings.
- For confirmed infestations in common areas, all tenants must be provided notice of the pest control operator’s findings.
This is simply a summary of AB 551. To learn more please visit California Legislative Information or contact us with questions. We’re here to help!
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