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?
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.
Corrected information on California eviction instruction
December 2, 2015. The California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions, 16th Edition, includes a typo on page 119.
Corrected information on California landlords’ responsibilities for smoke detectors
September 11, 2015. California landlords may no longer require tenants to test detectors, and tenants must give landlords access in order to inspect, maintain, and replace them.
Richmond, California enacts a rent control and just cause eviction ordinance, on hold for now
August 26, 2015. Originally planned to take effect on September 4, 2015, residential landlords and tenants in the City of Richmond would have been subject to a rent control and just cause eviction ordinance.