The 2021 Rental/Lease Agreements include many updates requested by CAA members, such as revisions to the NSF fee provisions, addition of security deposit options when renting to roommates, a prohibition on trampolines, and addition of a new education resources regarding bed bug prevention for residents.

The webinar also covers the additions made for 2020 to comply with AB 1482, which imposed rent caps and just cause eviction restrictions on most properties in California. The Rental/Lease Agreement is at the heart of the landlord-tenant relationship, so it’s crucial that you understand what provisions are included and what they mean.

This webinar provides a paragraph-by-paragraph explanation of the entire CAA Rental/Lease Agreement, including the provisions that were changed for 2020 and 2021:

• AB 1482 Disclosure of Exemption – Single Family Homes and Condos
• AB 1482 Applicability of Rent Caps and Just Cause
• AB 1482 Owner Move In Provision
• AB 1482 Denial of Entry – Just Cause for Eviction
• Clarification of resident termination of month-to-month agreement
• Options for return of deposit when renting to roommates
• Added prohibitions: trampolines, swimming pools, outdoor gas heaters
• Incorporation of Separate Addenda (“Spare the Air,” Water Conservation, Unlawful Activity, Mold, etc.)
• Instructions for additional security deposits
• Attorney Fee Provision
• Bed bug information for residents


Heidi Palutke, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Education, California Apartment Association

Heidi Palutke holds principal responsibility for CAA’s compliance and education programs, including the development of statewide and local compliance forms and materials. She conducts research and analysis of state and local legislation to support CAA’s public affairs team. She also represents CAA before various regulatory agencies and departments and manages CAA’s various litigation projects. Prior to joining CAA, she was an associate with the Law Offices of Andrew L. Packard in San Francisco and served as a legal policy analyst for Lead Safe California. Palutke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco. She is a member of the California State Bar and has been admitted to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Whitney Prout, Legal and Compliance Counsel, California Apartment Association

Whitney Prout advises CAA’s state and local public affairs teams, develops CAA’s education and compliance materials, assists members on CAA’s Helpline, and represents the interests of CAA members on regulatory issues. Prout has extensive experience advocating on behalf of rental housing providers throughout California in litigation and compliance matters, as well as legislative and regulatory fora. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Redlands, a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and is a member of the California State Bar.

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