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We’ve put together this breakdown of the key things landlords should know about California landlord-tenant laws.
Overview of Landlord-Tenant Laws in California
Both landlords and tenants should be able to deal with many legal questions and problems without a lawyer, once they understand the basics of state law.
Updates on California Rent Control and Rent Stabilization Laws
Regularly updated city-by-city rent control rules in California, with information on other protections for tenants.
What Disclosures Do Landlords in California Need to Give Tenants?
California landlords must make a number of disclosures to tenants.
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in California
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in California, and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
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California Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines
A breakdown of California landlord-tenant laws on security deposits.
California Landlord's Guide to Security Deposit Disputes in Small Claims Court
Learn how to defend yourself in small claims court in California if a tenant sues you for the security deposit.
Eviction Notices for Nonpayment of Rent in California
Landlords can evict tenants who don't pay rent in California. Here’s how.
Statewide Rent Control: California’s Tenant Protection Act of 2019
Most residential tenancies in California are covered by some form of rent and eviction control. Read on to learn more.
California Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent or “Repair and Deduct”
Although it’s legal in some situations to withhold rent or “repair and deduct” in California, if you don’t follow the law closely, you’ll risk eviction.