Tenants Rights in California


Signing a lease is easy. Understanding what you have obligated yourself to may not be. Whether your landlord is unresponsive to your needs, you want to make a change to your agreement or if your landlord is simply doing you wrong, you have rights that deserve protecting. Let Tenants' Rights in California ...
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Signing a lease is easy. Understanding what you have obligated yourself to may not be. Whether your landlord is unresponsive to your needs, you want to make a change to your agreement or if your landlord is simply doing you wrong, you have rights that deserve protecting. Let Tenants' Rights in California help you stand up to your landlord and easily resolve problems.
Learn how to:
- Protect Your Security Deposit
- Change the Terms of Your Lease
- Avoid Problems with Your Landlord
- Force Your Landlord to Make Repairs

Essential documents you need to:
- Understand Your Lease
- Document Problems
- Ensure the Return of Your Deposit
- Avoid Eviction
- And much more . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572485150
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 952,121
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. Talamo is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.

In addition to advising clients on all matters relating to buying, selling, owning, and renting property, Mr. Talamo has written or coauthored several book on topics relating to real estate and business. Collectively, his books have sold over two million copies and are used nationally by government agencies, title companies, escrow companies, and real estate agents.

He resides outside Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -
Introduction -
Chapter 1: Finding a Place to Rent -
Rent Space Time of Occupancy Location Preparation Credit Reports Chapter 2: Leases and Rental Agreements -
Typical Agreements The Condominium Lease Verbal Leases and Rental Agreements Chapter 3: Rent -
Chapter 4: Discrimination -
Financial Discrimination Civil Rights Act, Section 1982
Fair Housing Act Fair Housing Act 1988 Amendment California Laws Megan's Law Problems U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Chapter 5: Security Deposits -
Amount Pictures Keeping the Deposit Suing the Landlord When Property is Sold Chapter 6: Special Agreements -
Insurance Pets Water Beds Earthquakes and Floods Chapter 7: Changing the Terms of the Tenancy -
Assignment or Sublease by Tenant Sale of Property by Landlord Raising the Rent Modifying the Lease Chapter 8: Day Care -
Chapter 9: Problems During the Tenancy -
Landlord's Access to the Premises Bad Checks Damage to the Property Violations by the Landlord Destruction of the Premises Chapter 10: Responsibility for Maintenance -
Landlord's Duties Waiver of Landlord's Duties Tenant's Duties Furnished Apartments Tenant's Remedies Telephones Chapter 11: Health Considerations and California Law -
Mold Proposition 65
Chapter 12: Landlord's Liabilities -
General Rules of Landlord Liability Accidents Pets Crimes Against Tenants Instances When a Landlord Can Be Liable Chapter 13: Problems at the End of the Tenancy -
Automatic Renewal Holding Over Damage to the Premises Property Abandoned by the Tenant Chapter 14: Terminating a Tenancy -
Tenancies with No Specific Term Expiration of Rental or Lease Term Early Termination by Tenant Abandonment Early Termination by Landlord Failure to Pay Rent Curable Breach Incurable Breach Special Rules for Public Housing Death of a Tenant Options to Cancel Chapter 15: Reasons for Eviction -
Violating Terms of the Rental Agreement Staying After Your Lease Term Ends Legal Violations Retaliation Chapter 16: Dealing with Eviction -
Before Eviction Beginning the Eviction Process Preparing for Trial Trial Tenant's Appeal Filing Bankruptcy Responsible Record Keeping Chapter 17: Tenants' Organizations -
Forming an Organization The First Meeting The Second Meeting Chapter 18: Roommates, Lodgers, and the Law -
Lodgers Roommates Guests Chapter 19: Self-Storage Facilities -
Applicability Rental Agreement Termination for Unpaid Rent Liens Chapter 20: Conclusion -
Glossary -
Appendix A: California Landlord/Tenant Statutes -
Appendix B: Blank Forms -
Index -

John J. Talamo is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He has written or coauthored several self-help law titles, including Start a Business in California and The Mortgage Answer Book.

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