A lease or month-to-month rental agreement, covering key terms such as rent and security deposits, are essential to any successful tenancy.
Lead Disclosures for Rental Property FAQ
Landlords must disclose lead-based paint or hazards before renting or renovating property, and may be held liable for tenant health problems resulting from lead.
Mold in Rentals: Landlord Liability, Responsibility, and Prevention
Learn about mold in rental units: Your landlord's liability for mold problems, how to get rid of mold, and how to prevent mold in the first place.
Do California Landlords Have to Notify Prospective Tenants of Foreclosure?
California law used to require landlords to warn prospective tenants when the property they were looking to rent was facing a foreclosure.
Required Landlord Disclosures
Find out what disclosures you can expect to see in your lease or rental agreement or in another written communication from your landlord.
Leases and Rental Agreements FAQ
What you need to know to create a legally valid lease or rental agreement.
Adding a Roommate to the Lease or Rental Agreement
Tips and advice on how to responsibly and smoothly take on a roommate.
Smart Landlord Policies for Pet-Friendly Rentals
A pet agreement can reduce a landlord's risks in a pet-friendly building. Here's what to include in the agreement.
What Does "Last Month's Rent" Really Mean?
Why landlords shouldn't collect a deposit for the last month's rent.
How Much Detail Do I Need to Include About Utilities in the Lease?
The basics of lease clauses on gas, electricity, and other utilities.