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
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Series: Legal Survival Guides
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,442,407
  • 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 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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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -
Introduction -
Chapter 1: Finding a Place to Rent -
Time of Occupancy
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 -
Keeping the Deposit
Suing the Landlord
When Property is Sold
Chapter 6: Special Agreements -
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
Chapter 11: Health Considerations and California Law -
Proposition 65
Chapter 12: Landlord's Liabilities -
General Rules of Landlord Liability
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
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
Chapter 16: Dealing with Eviction -
Before Eviction
Beginning the Eviction Process
Preparing for 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 -
Chapter 19: Self-Storage Facilities -
Rental Agreement
Termination for Unpaid Rent
Chapter 20: Conclusion -
Glossary -
Appendix A: California Landlord/Tenant Statutes -
Appendix B: Blank Forms -
Index -

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