Information about select state laws affecting rental properties.
Our New Laws Affecting Rental Properties page has short summaries of new state (and local) laws affecting rental properties. From time to time the Rent Board provides additional information on particular state laws. Our current pages are:
Use the State of California Legislative Counsel website to look up state legal codes and legislative bills.
- Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (CA Civil Code sections 1954.50 - 1954.535.)
- Ellis Act (CA Government Code sections 7060 - 7060.7.) For information about Berkeley-specific requirements for Ellis Act evictions, please see our Ellis Act Eviction webpage.