California Explicitly Empowers Landlords Who Want to Ban Smoking in Rentals
While it’s long been thought in many circles that landlords have the inherent power to forbid smoking in residential rentals, no state law explicitly gave them that power. A state-wide law from 2012 does just that.
Cities of Alameda, Mountain View, and Richmond Added to Nolo's CA Rent Control Chart
December 22, 2016. Access this update for information on the rent control ordinances for Alameda, Mountain View, and Richmond.
San Francisco Ordinance Ruled Incompatible With Ellis Act
October 19, 2016. San Francisco’s law that prohibits mergers within ten years of an Ellis Act eviction was tossed out by an appellate court.
Guidance for Landlords on Using Arrest and Conviction Records When Screening Tenants
April 15, 2016. Guidance from HUD doesn't carry full legal authority, but judges will find it highly persuasive.