The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities

The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413323634
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 04/29/2017
Edition description: Seventeenth Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 213,072
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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.

Janet Portman, Nolo’s executive editor specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law. She is the author or coauthor 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. 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.

Nils Rosenquest has practiced housing, landlord-tenant, real estate, and business law for more than 35 years on behalf of individual landlords and tenants, small businesses, and community organizations. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Rosenquest practices in all state and federal courts in California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also admitted to the United States Court of Claims and the United States Tax Court. In addition to helping private individuals and companies in housing and community matters, he represents non-profit subsidized housing developers and non-profit live-work communities. Apart from his law practice, he serves on the board of directors for the Chinatown Community Development Center, Inc., which supports subsidized housing and community development in San Francisco; volunteers at the San Francisco Superior Court in three departments; and teaches legal continuing education classes from time to time.

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. The Landlord's Liability for Dangerous Conditions, Criminal Acts, and Environmental Health Hazards

13. The 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 a Tenant

20. Returning Security Deposits

21. Property Abandoned by a Tenant

Appendixes A Rent Control Chart

B How to Use the Interactive Forms on the Nolo Website


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California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for people to learn the ins and outs to protect themselves. A lawyer would always have more info in a free consult. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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