AB1482 Toolkit for Tenants

California's New Tenant Protection Act

Just Cause Protections Extended to all Tenants until June 30, 2021 Due to COVID-19

The Tenant Protection Act (AB 1482) was signed into law by the Governor on October 13th, 2019 to prevent rent-gouging and unfair evictions. AB 1482 provides for an annual statewide rent cap of 5% + CPI, just cause eviction protections, and relocation assistance for just cause no-fault evictions.  The changes in AB 1482 are some of the broadest sweeping changes in statewide tenant policy in years, but it will require renters and advocates to take action to enforce these new rights. Note that not all tenants are covered by this new act.  
Tenants Together created this AB 1482 Tenant Advocacy Toolkit to provide basic information on the new law, as well as some sample letters for tenants looking to enforce their rights under this new law. NOTE: this toolkit HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED to reflect changes in the law made in the Tenant Relief Act of 2020 and SB 91, which extend Just Cause Protections to ALL tenants until June 30, 2021. 


Local Moratoriums Passed in 2019 (last updated 12/12/19)


(every ordinance is different please contact your city or local advocacy organizations for details)
  1. Alhambra
  2. Baldwin Park
  3. Bell Gardens
  4. Bishop
  5. Capitola
  6. City of Commerce
  7. Daly City
  8. Duarte
  9. El Monte
  10. Gardena
  11. Grover Beach
  12. Hermosa Beach
  13. Imperial Beach
  14. Inyo County (county unincorporated)
  15. Los Angeles (city)
  16. Long Beach
  17. Madera
  18. Malibu
  19. Maywood
  20. Menlo Park 
  21. Milpitas
  22. Monterey County (unincorporated)
  23. Morro Bay
  24. Palo Alto
  25. Pasadena
  26. Pomona
  27. Rancho Cordova
  28. Redwood City
  29. Redondo Beach
  30. Salinas
  31. San Carlos
  32. San Gabriel
  33. San Luis Obispo 
  34. San Mateo (city) 
  35. San Mateo County (unincorporated)
  36. Santa Cruz (city)
  37. Santa Cruz (county unincorporated)
  38. Seaside
  39. South Pasadena
  40. South San Francisco
  41. South Gate
  42. Stockton
  43. Sunnyvale
  44. Torrance
  45. Tracy
  46. Watsonville
  47. Ventura

For lawyers:

Download our AB1482 Tenant Protection Act Know-Your-Rights guide for renters:

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