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LANDLORDS STARTING TO RESIST Airbnb
"Increasingly, landlords want to keep their tenants from renting their apartments through Airbnb or similar sites, city brokers and lawyers said.  Landlords are adding riders to leases clearly stating tenants will face eviction if found to be renting their units. They�re adding cameras, hiring private investigators or implementing new lock systems to catch tenants engaging in the practice."
DNA INFO (New York)

SAN DIEGO APARTMENT RENTS RISE FASTER THAN
STATE, NATIONAL AVERAGE
"A new survey of California apartment rents finds the state outpaced the nation when it comes to rent hikes
over the past year. The ApartmentList.com report found rent hikes in California exceeded the national
average every month during 2015." KPBS , 1/5/2016

SAN DIEGO MOVING TOWARD STRICTER REGULATION OF "MINIDORMS"
The San Diego City Council acted to strengthen the 'Minidorm" ordinances it passed in 2008.
"Rooming houses" were difficult to identify but the revised ordinance seeks to correct that by calling them a  "dwelling unit where three or more rooms, excluding kitchens and bathrooms, are rented to three or more individuals under three or more separate rental agreements or leases."  See the article in the
UT

FOR LEASES ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2015, LANDLORDS
TO ALLOW VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

AB 2565 provides that for leases entered into, extended or renewed on or after after July 1, 2015, landlords shall now allow tenants to install vehicle charging stations at residential and commercial properties under certain and specific conditions.

SHORT TERM RENTALS

See the article in the UT
(5/16/15)
"Calls for short-term-rental controls spreading"

SAN DIEGO RENTS STILL ON THE RISE
See the article in the UT (4/14/15)
"Why your rent won't stop rising"

VACANCY RATE DROPS TO 2.6
A
survey by the SDCAA (December 2014) reports a decline in available vacancies ("Vacancy rate")
from 4.1 last spring to 2.6 but may be due to "temporary .factors".  As has been a historical trend,
higher rents usually follow when vacancy rates drop.


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