California Landlord's Law Book, The: Rights & Responsibilities [NOOK Book]


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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
-lead paint
-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.
Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide.
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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.
Sacramento Bee
Recommended by the state Department of Consumer Affairs.
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413318548
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 424,698
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

David Brown practices law in the Monterey, 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 the 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 Guide, Renters' Rights, Leases & Rental Agreements, The 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


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.  Landlord’s Liability for Dangerous Conditions, Criminal Acts and

Environmental Health Hazards

13.  Landlord’s Right of Entry and Tenant’s Privacy

14.  Raising Rents and Changing Other Terms of Tenancy

15.  Retaliatory Rent Increases and Evictions

16.  The Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent Or Quit

17.  Self-Help Evictions, Utility Terminations and Taking Tenants Property

18.  Terminating Tenancies

19.  When a Tenant Leaves: Month-To-Month Tenancies, Fixed-Term Leases,

Abandonment, and Death of Tenant

20.  Returning Security Deposits

21.  Property Abandoned By a Tenant

Appendix A. How to Use the CD-ROM

Appendix B. Tear-Out Forms and Rent Control Chart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Good for people to learn the ins and outs to protect themselves.

    Good for people to learn the ins and outs to protect themselves. A lawyer would always have more info in a free consult. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    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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