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Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in California
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease without penalty in California, and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
Illegal Eviction Procedures in California
California landlords must follow specific rules and procedures when evicting a tenant
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.
California Tenants' Rights FAQ
Answers to four frequently asked questions in California about unfair lease terms, rights to translated leases, waterbeds, and being required to pay rent in cash.
What Disclosures Do Landlords in California Need to Give Tenants?
California landlords must make a number of disclosures to tenants.
Tenant Rights to Smoke in California Rental Units
Learn California landlords' rights to prohibit smoking in rental properties.
Updates on California Rent Control and Rent Stabilization Laws
City-by-city rent control rules in California, with information on eviction protection.
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Filing a Security Deposit Lawsuit in California Small Claims Court
Here’s an overview of the steps involved with filing a security deposit lawsuit in California.