Landlord/Tenant Rights - Consumer Publication - State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
No Fault Eviction Moratorium
On October 8, 2019, Governor Newsom signed historic legislation in Assembly Bill 1482, the Tenant Protections Act of 2019, designed to prevent rent gouging and arbitrary evictions. The Tenant Protections Act of 2019 becomes effective on January 1, 2020, establishing the strongest statewide law in the nation to protect renters in non-rent stabilized housing. Following the passage of AB 1482, the Torrance City Council acted swiftly to stem a surge of arbitrary, no-fault evictions as a number of landlords threatened to or actually served tenants with eviction notices in advance of the implementation of the new law Ordinance 3854 was approved by the City Council on October 29, 2019.