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Whatever Happened to That New Mold Law?

By | Blog, Real Estate Law

In 2001, in the wake of increased concerns over deleterious health impacts of multicellular fungi, or mold, found in indoor environments, the California Legislature enacted a comprehensive protection scheme called the Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001 (“the Act”)…Looking back now, 10 years later, the Act looks like much ado about nothing. Though the most recent update found on the DPH website is dated July 2008…

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California Law Now Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors

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Under newly-enacted sections 17926, 17926.1, and 17926.2 of the Health & Safety Code (part of Senate Bill No. 183), owners of all such properties (excepting properties that are, generally-speaking, owned by or leased to the government) must install carbon monoxide alarms by the following deadlines: (1) July 1, 2011, as to single-family dwellings, or (2) January 1, 2013, as to all other dwellings.

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Default Law Requires Commercial Tenants to Pay Bank, Not Landlord

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It’s no secret that, these days, many commercial property owners are having trouble meeting their mortgage payments. If you are a tenant of such an owner in California, you should know about section 2938 of the California Civil Code (“Section 2938”). Section 2938 requires, under certain circumstances, a commercial tenant to pay rent to its landlord’s creditor rather than its landlord.

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