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Legislative Update - Read the Bills That Are Unfriendly to Landlords

Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:06 PM | Anonymous

HB 2001

Position: Oppose

Summary: Repeals statewide prohibition on city and county ordinances regulating rents. Permits city or county to adopt rent stabilization program with certain restrictions. Imposes moratorium on rent increases greater than five percent for residential tenancies, with exceptions. Sunsets moratorium on July 1, 2018.

Declares emergency, effective on passage.


HB 2002

Position: Oppose

Summary: Expands laws regarding preservation of participating properties that are publicly supported housing. Requires two-year notices from property owner of intent to sell participating property to Housing and Community Services Department, local governments and affected tenants. Authorizes department to impose civil penalties for violations. Requires owner of participating property to provide department and local governments with opportunity to purchase publicly
supported housing. Authorizes civil action by person who suffers ascertainable loss or damage as result of property owner's failure to comply with laws.


HB 2003

Position: Oppose

Summary: Repeals prohibition on city or county ordinance or resolution controlling rent charged for rental of dwelling unit.

Declares emergency, effective on passage.


HB 2004

Position: Oppose

Summary: Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause except under certain circumstances with 90 days' written notice and payment of relocation expenses. Provides exception for certain tenancies for occupancy of dwelling unit in building or on property occupied by landlord as primary residence. Makes violation defense against action for possession by landlord. Requires fixed term tenancy to become month-to-month tenancy upon reaching specific ending date, unless tenant elects to renew or terminate tenancy. Requires landlord to make tenant offer to renew fixed term tenancy. Repeals statewide prohibition on city and county ordinances controlling rents.

Declares emergency, effective on passage.


HB 2240

Position: Oppose

Summary: Prohibits landlord from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause. Allows landlord to terminate month-to-month tenancy without cause under certain circumstances or if landlord provides tenant with relocation assistance equal to three months' rent. Requires landlord to provide 90 days' written notice for tenancy renewal or termination under certain circumstances. Permits tenant to renew rental agreement if landlord did not invoke exception or terminate for cause.

Declares emergency, effective on passage.


HB 2650

Position: Oppose

Summary: Prohibits landlord evaluating applicant for tenancy from considering criminal history prior to performing criminal background check.

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