Correction to Downloadable Form: Tenant's Waiver of Right to Receipts and Invoices
July 25, 2019. Notice of the correction of a typo in this downloadable form from The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities, by Nils Rosenquest and Janet Portman (Nolo).
Oregon Becomes the First State to Implement Statewide Rent Control
February 28, 2019. Oregon enacts a statewide rent control and tenant protection law. The new law places a cap on rent increases and limits landlords’ ability to remove tenants without cause.
Updates on California Rent Control Laws
January 4, 2019. This update contains a chart detailing California county and city rent control laws.
Bed Bug Information Sheet Missing from The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities
April 1, 2017. This information sheet was mistakenly omitted from the list of downloadable forms for the 17th edition of The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities.
California Tenants Protected When They Win Eviction Lawsuits
January 1, 2017. Is it fair to reject a tenant who prevailed in an eviction lawsuit? Was that tenant unjustly targeted by the landlord, or did the tenant just get lucky?
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.