California Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) was signed into law in 2016 by Gov. Jerry Brown. By its terms it becomes effective as of Jan. 1, 2018. All properties that request a water connection from a water utility after that date must demonstrate that the units at the property will contain submeters to measure […]
California Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, and goes into effect January 1, 2018. Properties that request a water connection from a water utility after that date must demonstrate that the property’s units are submetered to measure water consumption.
Additionally, multifamily operators must include specific language […]
California Senate Bill 7
California Legislative Session, Senate Bill 7 (“SB 7”) passed the Senate and Assembly and is in effect as of January 1, 2018. The Governor signed the bill into law prior to the end of September, 2016. The new law creates a mandate for the installation of meters (by the owner […]
California Senate Bill 7
In the 2015 California Legislative Session, Senate Bill 7 (SB7) passed the Senate and made it through all but one of the Assembly Committees before it stalled and was made a two-year bill. This bill will create a mandate for the installation of meters (by the owner or the providing […]
Utility billing programs are an excellent tool for expense recovery. Utility expenses are an owner’s third largest expense.
Billing programs provide a price signal to residents to reduce consumption, thereby decreasing utility expense. Such programs also recover a percentage of the utility expense directly from residents. These are all good things for owners—but you may […]
Policy-makers, legislators, and water utilities increasingly create “drought” penalties and surcharges to incentivize conservation by water users and discourage waste. In the context of dealing with a historic drought, the policy makes sense. The operation of these penalties and surcharges do not take into account how water is used (and paid for) in the multifamily […]
Some of the latest legislation to affect apartment utilities has come from California, Texas and Chicago.
California: California Senate Bill 7 was introduced in January of 2015. SB 7 represents a continuation of the 2014 legislative attempt to mandate installation of submeters in newly constructed buildings and to regulate resident billing via Senate Bills 750 […]
Cities and states continue to bolster benchmarking, while the utilities baton is passed to the PUC in Texas. One thing remains: compliance falls squarely on the shoulders of the landlord.
Some of the latest legislation to affect apartment utilities has come from Massachusetts and Texas.
It has the power to transform multifamily swifter than any other. Here’s what you need to know about looming legislation.
Energy conservation rings loudly in the legislative halls of many states as lawmakers tackle issues related to the utility billing of multifamily residents. Since the reasons behind the legislation differ, the bills and lobbying effort […]