State Law AB 1482

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AB 1482: Statewide Rent Caps and Just Cause Eviction Protections

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What is AB 1482?

AB 1482 is a statewide law that protects tenants by:

  1. Limiting the amount a landlord can increase rent
  2. Requiring a just cause if a landlord wants to evict a tenant

Does this law apply to Mountain View rental units that are already covered by the CSFRA local rent stabilization?

NO, the CSFRA is more protective and takes precedence over AB 1482. Check if your unit is covered.

If your rental unit is covered by Mountain View's rent stabilization, AB 1482 DOES NOT APPLY. 

Who is covered by AB 1482?

  • Rental properties built between 1995 and 2008
  • Duplexes built before 2008 if the owner does not live in the duplex
  • Single family homes built before 2008 if a corporation owns the home

What is the allowed rent increase if a rental unit is covered by AB 1482?

Allowed Rent Increases: Increase caps cover increases given between August 1 of one year through July 31 of the next. (For example: 2020’s increase cap covers August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021).2022-23-Allowed Increase under AB 1482: 5% plus 5% (CPI cap) = 10%

  • 2023-24 Allowed Increase: 5% plus 4.2% (CPI) = 9.2%
  • 2022-23 Allowed Increase: 5% plus 5% (CPI cap) = 10%
  • 2021-22 Allowed Increase: 5% plus 3.8% (CPI) = 8.8%
  • 2020-21 Allowed Increase: 5% plus 1.1% (CPI) = 6.1%
  • 2019-20 Allowed Increase: 5% plus 3.3% (CPI) = 8.3%

What eviction rules are applicable if a rental unit is covered by AB 1482?

If a tenant lives in a rental unit covered by AB1482, a landlord needs to provide one of the following specific reasons before evicting a tenant:

Tenant “At Fault” Just Causes for Termination

  1. Failure to pay rent
  2. Nuisance
  3. Damage to property
  4. Criminal Activity
  5. Using the unit for an unlawful purpose
  6. Refusal to allow lawful landlord entry
  7. Refusal to renew same lease terms
  8. Breach of material lease term
  9. Lease violations re subletting
  10. Employee termination from employee housing
  11. Failure to move out after tenant gives notice

“No Fault” Just Causes for Termination

  1. Owner/Family member intends to occupy unit
  2. Withdrawal of rental unit from rental market
  3. Government order to vacate
  4. Intent to demolish or substantially remodel unit

Landlord must pay relocation payment equal to one month's rent for "No Fault" Just Cause Terminations.

What Noticing Requirements apply for AB 1482?

  • A landlord of an AB 1482 covered rental unit must give tenants written notice of being covered by the rent cap and just cause regulations
  • A NON-CORPORATE landlord of a not-covered rental single family home or condo must give tenants written notice that the home is NOT covered under AB 1482
  • For tenancies beginning or renewing after July 1, 2020 this notice must be in an addendum to the lease or the notice must be signed by tenants
  • For tenancies existing prior to July 1, 2020 written notice must be given no later than August 1, 2020

For more information please call the Rent Stabilization Program at (650) 903-6136 or email

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