Washington Guarantees Low-Income Tenants the Right to Counsel in Evictions
April 22, 2021. Washington is the first state to give low-income tenants the right to a free lawyer in eviction proceedings.
CDC Extends Federal Residential Eviction Ban Until June 30, 2021
April 1, 2021. The CDC has extended its nationwide ban on certain residential evictions until at least June 30, 2021
FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Bans Through June 30, 2021
March 4, 2021. The Federal Housing Finance Agency has extended its foreclosure and eviction ban through June 30, 2021
Federal Agencies Answer FAQs About the CDC's Eviction Ban
October 9, 2020. The CDC, HHS, HUD, and DOJ have released a guidance document clarifying the CDC's eviction ban order.
Correction to Small Claims Court Limits Chart in Every Landlord’s Legal Guide, 15th Edition
May 1, 2020. Notice of an error in the New York entry of the Small Claims Court Limits chart in Appendix A.
HUD Issues New Guidance on Assessing Requests to Have Animals as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the FHA
January 28, 2020. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a memo titled, Assessing a Person’s Request to Have an Animal as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Fair Housing Act.
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
Regularly updated city-by-city rent control rules in California, with information on other protections for tenants.
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.