The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities

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Every California landlord and residential property manager needs The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities. For over 20 years, the definitive guide for landlords in the Golden State has clearly and comprehensively covered everything you need to know about:

. security deposits
. leases and rental agreements
. inspections
. habitability
. liability
. lead paint
. discrimination
. rent control
. satellite dishes
. and much more

This edition includes fully ...

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Overview

Every California landlord and residential property manager needs The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities. For over 20 years, the definitive guide for landlords in the Golden State has clearly and comprehensively covered everything you need to know about:

. security deposits
. leases and rental agreements
. inspections
. habitability
. liability
. lead paint
. discrimination
. rent control
. satellite dishes
. and much more

This edition includes fully up-to-date landlord-tenant laws and legal forms, including new details on how to terminate a lease when you become the owner or a foreclosed-upon home, and a plain English explanation of the new utility shutoff law. Plus, you'll get over 25 legal forms and agreements, including rental applications; leases and rental agreements; 3-, 30-, 60- and 90-day eviction notices — and much more.

Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide.

— Download forms for book at nolo.com

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
Exactly what it purports to be, but unblighted by unnecessary legal jargon an up-to-date book such as this is as necessary as a rent receipt book or a good repair person.
San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
Before putting a For Rent sign out... consult The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities, an excellent reference book published by Nolo.
Sacramento Bee
Recommended by the state Department of Consumer Affairs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413318531
  • Publisher: Nolo
  • Publication date: 3/29/2013
  • Edition description: Fifteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 98,602
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Brown practices law in the Monterery, California area, where he has represented both landlords and tenants in hundreds of court cases — most of which he felt could have been avoided if both sides were more fully informed about landlord/tenant law. Brown, a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara Law School, also teaches law at Monterey College of Law and is the author of Fight Your Ticket in California, Beat Your Ticket and others.

Ralph Warner is widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, he founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1972. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books written by him and his colleagues after numerous publishers rejected them. Warner holds a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Princeton.

As Nolo's managing editor, Janet Portman oversees editorial work on all Nolo books. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, landlords and tenants, and neighbor disputes. She is the author or co-author of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Tenant's Legal GuideRenters' Rights, Leases & Rental AgreementsThe California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities and others. A nationally syndicated columnist with Inman News, Portman's column, "Rent It Right," appears regularly in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and other prominent newspapers and websites. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Renting Your Property: How to Choose Tenants and Avoid Legal Pitfalls
2 Understanding Leases and Rental Agreements
3 Basic Rent Rules
4 Rent Control
5 Security Deposits
6 Property Managers
7 Getting the Tenant Moved In
8 Lawyers, Legal Research, Eviction Services, and Mediation
9 Discrimination
10 Cotenants, Subtenants, and Guests
11 The Landlord’s Duty to Repair and Maintain the Property
12 The Landlord’s Liability for Dangerous Conditions,
13 Criminal Acts, and Environmental Health Hazards
14 The Landlord’s Right of Entry and Tenant’s Privacy
15 Raising Rents and Changing Other Terms of Tenancy
16 Retaliatory Rent Increases and Evictions
17 The Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit
18 Self-Help Evictions, Utility Terminations, and
19 Taking Tenants’ Property
20 Terminating Tenancies
21 When a Tenant Leaves: Month-to-Month Tenancies,
22 Fixed-Term Leases, Abandonment, and Death of a Tenant
23 Returning Security Deposits
24 If the Deposit Doesn’t Cover Damage and Unpaid Rent
25 Property Abandoned by a Tenant
Appendixes
A Rent Control Chart
B How to Use the Interactive Forms
C Forms
Index

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    As a first time landlord, this book really helped me sort out ho

    As a first time landlord, this book really helped me sort out how to do it right.  Well written and to the point, with good examples to help understand a topic.  I'm sure it'll be my go-to book for years.

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