The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities / Edition 13

The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities / Edition 13

by Ralph Warner, Janet Portman, David Brown
     
 

Every California landlord and residential property manager needs The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities. The definitive guide for over 20 years, it clearly and comprehensively covers everything you need to know about: security deposits leases and rental agreements inspections habitability liability lead paint discrimination rent

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Overview

Every California landlord and residential property manager needs The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities. The definitive guide for over 20 years, it clearly and comprehensively covers everything you need to know about: security deposits leases and rental agreements inspections habitability liability lead paint discrimination rent control satellite dishes and more The book provides you with all the forms you need as tear-outs and on CD-ROM, including rental applications; leases and rental agreements; 3-, 30-, 60- and 90-day eviction notices — and much more. The 13th edition includes fully up-to-date landlord-tenant laws and forms, including an all-new chapter on dealing with bedbugs. Plus, get the lowdown on new laws about handling rentals in foreclosure and new prohibitions on inquiring about a tenant's legal status. You'll also get updated rent control charts for 15 major U.S. cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413309409
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Edition description:
CD-ROM Included
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.22(d)

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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 (chemistry) 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 (CA version), Beat Your Ticket (the national version), The Landlord's Law Book, Vol. 1: Rights and Responsibilities; The Landlord's Law Book, Vol. 2: Evictions and co-author of How to Change Your Name in California and The Guardianship Book for California.

Ralph "Jake" Warner stepped aside as day-to-day manager of Nolo in 2004, after 32 years as president of the company. Widely regarded as a pioneer of the self-help law movement, Warner 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. When personal computers came along, he added software to many Nolo books. When the Internet arrived, he pioneered online marketing of books.
In addition to running the company, Warner was an active editor and author. He wrote many books, including Get a Life: You Don’t Need a Million to Retire Well and How to Run a Thriving Business. Today, he serves as chairman of Nolo's board of directors. He has also embarked on a new business venture: TallTales Audio, an audio book production company devoted to children's storytelling, online and on CD.
In guiding Nolo, perhaps the greatest challenge Warner faced was an attack by the Texas legal establishment in 1998. Texas lawyers tried to brand Nolo as practicing law without a license. The ensuing battle galvanized Nolo, whose final victory has become part of Nolo legend.

Ms. Portman is the Managing Editor at Nolo. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law. legal issues related to courts, landlords and tenants, and neighbor disputes. She is the co-author of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and California Tenants'Rights. Ms. 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. Co-tenants, Sub-tenants, 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. Landlord No-No's: Self-Help Evictions, Utility Terminations, and Taking Tenant's 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 Forms CD-ROM
Appendix B: Tear-Out Forms and Rent Control Chart

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