We do not want landlords and property managers to get a false sense of bravado believing that come springtime, there is any guarantee to transition tenants out of the rental unit for nonpayment of rent, or that rent debt can be recovered.
If there are substandard conditions in and around the rental unit, we need to think smartly and strategically about this and anticipate what may lie ahead on the other side of COVID-19.
There is nothing in any state or local edicts that tamper with California’s implied warranty of habitability, and this adds a new dimension to an already confusing set of rules. We discuss these considerations in this PDF.
Finally, we share the remarks of our friends at the Berkeley Property Owners Association about recent developments in Berkeleysphere.
As we nearly close the curtain on what has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone, we wish you a blessed holiday season and urge compassion and outreach to tenants who have fallen on tough times.