68 MARCH 2020 • WWW.AAGLA.ORG Legal S igns is a song written by Les Emmerson and popularized by relatively unknown Canadian rock band, Five Man Electrical Band in 1970. Under Federal, State and some local laws, landlords are required to display certain types of signage. You can order these signs through the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles website at https://aagla.org/ shop/ or by calling our office at (213) 384-4131. Make sure you know your signage and posting requirements so that you comply with the law. “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” - Five Man Electrical Band CAN’T YOU READ THE SIGN? By Craig Mordoh, General Counsel FEDERAL LAW. Federal fair housing laws require properties with 4 or more units to display a Fair Housing poster someplace visible to both current and prospective tenants. The poster must be at least 11” x 14” to be in compliance with the law. STATE OF CALIFORNIA. Proposition 65 requires businesses of 10 or more employees to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. Employees can include maintenance workers or gardeners that work on your property, so sometimes it is good practice just to be safe by getting one of these signs. LOS ANGELES. All Properties that are City of Los Angeles rent stabilized units must post notification that the property is subject to the City’s rent stabilization ordinance. SANTA MONICA. In Santa Monica, at least one sign stating that the City prohibits smoking in common areas at multi-unit properties.