In October 2019, the State of California enacted Assembly Bill 1482, the State Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482), which took effect Jan. 1, 2020. AB 1482 caps rents at 5% plus inflation, as well as enumerates specific "just causes" that are required for a landlord to serve a notice to vacate.
On Feb. 18, 2020, the Long Beach City Council enacted Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) Chapter 8.99 as an emergency ordinance, which took effect immediately. This Ordinance codifies the provisions of AB 1482 into the City Code and strengthens the State Tenant Protection Act by requiring landlords to include a copy of all issued building rehabilitation permits and include detailed information regarding the scope of the improvements before they can issue a notice to terminate a tenancy for a no-fault just cause of demolition or substantial rehabilitation. LBMC 8.99 also voids all pending notices of termination served between Jan. 1, 2020 and Feb. 18, 2020 that were served for no-fault just cause of substantial rehabilitation or demolition of the unit. All voided notices are of no force or effect and must be re-issued under the new requirements of LBMC Chapter 8.99.
LBMC 8.99 - Just Cause for Termination of Tenancies
Please note that the City does not provide legal assistance and does not mediate in tenant and landlord disputes. Either party may seek legal action against the other to enforce the provisions of these laws.