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2016 Laws for Homeowners & Renters

Some new laws to note for 2016

hand house keyMold(SB 655)
Mold must be cleared from any rentals or criminal penalties could be filed against the landlord. A health department official must visit the property and declare it unfit to qualify for filing court charges against the landlord. Law also says the tenant could be liable if was their fault due to inappropriate housekeeping practices.

Clotheslines(AB 1448)
Landlords and homeowner associations must allow renters or residents to put up a line or rack to dry their clothes. They can not attach it to the building without the Home Owner association or landlord’s permission.

Pesticides(SB 328)
Landlords must tell residents 24 hrs before application, what pest is being sprayed, what kind is being used, and alert to warnings about the toxicity of the product.

Fake Grass(AB 349)
Home Owner Association Guidelines are no superseded to allow homeowners to put in artificial turf, rocks, or something else that doesn’t need as much water, like cacti.

Housing Distress Dropping or Hiding & Could be Scarier than Halloween?

San Diego-based Data Quick said last Tuesday that Foreclosure Starts or properties entering the foreclosure process are at the lowest point since 2006. See the article-(Click here

The question is, how valid is this statement? Or is this just a preliminary report, “hiding” the fact that there is still plenty of underwater property being led to the slaughter by the nation’s lenders, albeit in a timely manner so as not to disrupt the housing recovery?

It does make sense that lower unemployment & Real Estate Inventory causing rising values, then mortgage servicers and lenders bending over backwards to keep homeowners in their homes that these numbers are falling to record lows; however the flood waters being held by the dam do continue to swirl, albeit a lot of nervous homeowners wondering what will happen or do next.

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