March 28, 2004 |
Question: I own a duplex. I live in one side and rent out the other. Do the new requirements on handling deductions from a security deposit apply to me? Answer: The changes to Civil Code 1950.5, which went into effect Jan. 1, apply to all rental properties regardless of size. The changes affect what documentation must be provided to a tenant when the deductions from a deposit exceed $125.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2000 |
Vigilant consumers who make a habit of studying their sales receipts may have recently noticed a few extra pennies tacked on to the prices of their Snapple, Arrowhead or Frappuccino bottles. It's not a cashier's mistake. It's the California redemption value, or CRV, a refundable deposit that Californians have been paying for years on beer, soft-drink and wine-cooler containers, whether they realized it or not. Now, because of legislation that took effect Jan.
July 26, 1999 |
Trying to protect their products from new recycling requirements, powerful food conglomerates are spending up to $800,000 to lobby Gov. Gray Davis and others against expanding California's landmark bottle law.
February 1, 1998 |
QUESTION: I live in a rental house in Sherman Oaks. I've been told that there is a law that states that a landlord must keep a tenant's security deposit in an interest-bearing account. This money must then be returned to the tenant when the lease is up, they tell me. Is it true? ANSWER: The city of Los Angeles, which includes Sherman Oaks, has a law requiring owners of rent-controlled rental properties in the city to pay renters 5% simple interest on their security deposits.
May 24, 1990 |
A judge has prevented the state from imposing a new fee on glass beverage containers under California's recycling law. The fee was imposed by the state Division of Recycling on the makers of glass bottles, at the rate of a small fraction of a penny per bottle. It was to have gone into effect Monday. The division contended that the reason for the fee was that the price of recycled glass had fallen so low that it would no longer support the cost of collection and processing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Thursday told Bureau of Sanitation officials not to put any trash separated for recycling into landfills, after at least one city contractor said some glass may have to be dumped because the market cannot accept all of the glass being generated in the city's pilot recycling program.