Governor Brown has recently extended an Executive Order he issued on October 9, 2017, which prohibits price gouging throughout the State of California in the aftermath of the recent wildfires. This Order prohibits increasing rent by more than 10% over that charged on October 8, 2017, and applies to both existing tenants and to newly created tenancies during the time the Order is in effect. The Order is currently scheduled to expire on December 4, 2018.
Violators could face both criminal and civil penalties. In the event you have already increased rent by more than 10% or have plans to increase rent by more than 10% while the Order is in effect, AAGLA suggests you consult your attorney regarding whether the Order is applicable to you.