Rent increases remain limited to 10 percent

Gov. Jerry Brown has again extended states of emergency in areas of both Northern and Southern California affected by last fall’s wildfires.

The extension keeps in effect the state’s anti-price gouging law, which bans rent increases exceeding 10 percent during states of emergency.

In Northern California, states of emergency triggered by October’s wildfires were set to expire this Wednesday, April 18. Brown, however, extended his emergency declaration to Dec. 4 for Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

In Southern California, states of emergency from last year’s wildfires were set to expire …

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