Author: Joseph Tobener

Mountain View Rent Control: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

04, Friday 2021

The City of Mountain View Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“Mountain View Rent Control Ordinance”), which went into effect December 23, 2016, limits the amount a tenant’s rent can be increased annually and prohibits evictions unless there is a just-cause reason.  The City of Mountain View also has a Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance that […]

Behind on Rent? Your Questions, Answered.

20, Saturday 2021

California (and the rest of the country) is on its way into a massive rent crisis. Eventually, the thousands and thousands of overdue rent payments that are currently on hold because of Covid will come due. Read the full article on The Bold Italic

City of Sacramento Tenant Protection Ordinance

18, Thursday 2021

The City of Sacramento Tenant Protection Ordinance limits the amount rent can be increased annually & prohibits evictions unless there is a just cause.

The City Of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance

25, Monday 2021

The City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance regulates how much a landlord can increase a tenant’s rent, and it prohibits eviction of tenants unless the landlord has a just-cause reason under the law to do so.  The ordinance also covers what types of evictions require relocation payments to tenants and regulates buyout agreements. What […]

How to Sue for Return of Your Security Deposit

24, Tuesday 2020

Fights over security deposits are a common dispute between landlords and tenants. If your landlord is unfairly withholding your deposit, don’t panic. Here’s our step-by-step guide to suing in small claims court for your deposit. Step 1:  You are required to send a demand letter first In California, a landlord has twenty-one days after a […]

How to Get All of Your Security Deposit Back from Your Landlord

09, Monday 2020

Tenants should take these pro-active steps to ensure they get the entire amount of their security deposit back from their landlord after they move out.

Realtor Right to Access a Unit Under California Law

02, Monday 2020

Can a Realtor enter a unit? Yes. A real estate agent can enter a unit to show it to prospective tenants or prospective purchasers. Cal. Civ. Code § 1954.  What must a Realtor do before they can enter a unit? To show the unit to prospective tenants or purchasers a Notice of Intent to Enter […]

California Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 – AB 3088

03, Thursday 2020

Effective Sep 1, 2020, the State of California has new eviction protections arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the sample Declaration of Hardship here.

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