SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) today announced that Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2610, a key component of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights. AB 2610 gives tenants legal rights when facing foreclosure-related evictions.
“Governor Brown's support of AB 2610 guarantees that renters will also have basic protections under California's Homeowner Bill of Rights,” Skinner said. “We've all heard stories of responsible tenants, who paid their rent, yet became casualties of foreclosure. This bill gives tenants time to make other housing arrangements instead having nowhere else to go.”
This bill is part of the “California Homeowner Bill of Rights” sponsored by Attorney General Kamala Harris. It provides protections to renters living in foreclosed homes by requiring – with limited exceptions – new purchasers of foreclosed homes to honor a tenant's lease until the end of the lease term.
Where there is no lease, the tenant must be provided with at least 90-days' notice prior to eviction (unless a longer period is required by local law).
AB 2610 is one of four bills signed into law so far this month authored by Assemblymember Skinner.
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