Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Protecting Tenants from Placement on Rental Blacklists

Bay Area governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that allows tenants’ names to be released in public court records only if their landlords prevail in an eviction lawsuit within 60 days, eliminating the current “rental blacklist.” The new law will allow tenants to assert their legal rights, while still protecting their credit. Opponents believe that landlords should be entitled to as much information as possible before making a decision and causes smaller owners to become vulnerable to tenants who have a history of not paying rent.

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