If you’re in the business of managing a Common Interest Development property project such as condominiums, retirement communities, vacation timeshares, and other housing developments comprised of individually owned units, you know that there are no shortage of laws affecting your job. These laws change every year, and all a CID manager in California can do is try to keep up.
While far from a comprehensive list, we wanted to highlight some of the most important changes to CID-related laws in California that you should be aware of.
Four Major Laws Changing CID Management in 2017
- AB 1978 – PROPERTY SERVICE WORKERS PROTECTION
Anyone providing professional janitorial services must now register with the Labor Commission. Those hiring janitorial services not properly registered could be subject to fines of thousands of dollars or more. The Department of Industrial Relations in the Labor and Workforce Development Agency is maintaining a database for employers to verify employees’ credentials.
- SB 3 – MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
Minimum wages for companies employing more than 25 people will now be $10.50/hr starting in January 2017, with the wage rising each year until it becomes $15/hr in 2023. Smaller businesses will also be affected, but their minimum wage changes will not begin until 2019.
- CIVIL CODE § 4735 – STATE OF EMERGENCY – DROUGHT STILL IN EFFECT
Due to ongoing water shortage issues in California, property managers still cannot levy fines or other penalties on tenants who fail to water lawns and other green spaces. This state of emergency has been extended many times since 2014 and likely won’t go away any time soon.
- 81 FR 63054 – QUID PRO QUO AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT HARASSMENT AND LIABILITY FOR DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICES UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT
This update to HUD laws under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act clarifies that if a property management or association is notified of discriminatory practices in housing-related activities, they are legally required to act on such complaints.
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Please contact Asyst today to see what one of the best CID property management software can do for you!Posted by Angie Jimenez Posted on 03 Mar