Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits—these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions.

Now in its 16th edition, this book has been recognized as a leading source of legal information for California landlords. It includes a detailed and updated review of state and federal laws and local rent control ordinances.

You’ll learn how to:

  • screen propective tenants - without discriminating illegally
  • prepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreements
  • collect and return security security deposits so as to avoid lawsuits
  • raise the rent and change other terms of the tenancy
  • hire, work with and fire a property manager
  • keep up with repairs and maintenance
  • limit liability and rent withholding
  • follow stae privacy laws on entering rental units
  • restrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guests
  • act promptly when rent is late
  • terminate a tenancy
  • ...and much more.


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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 Cotenants, Subtenants, ...
Title:California Landlord's Law Book, The: Rights & Responsibilities: Rights & ResponsibilitiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:488 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 1.5 inShipping dimensions:488 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 1.5 inPublished:March 16, 2015Publisher:NOLOLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1413320864

ISBN - 13:9781413320862

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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