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Mountain View Rent Control: Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

June 04, 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 […]


The City of Palm Springs Rent Control Ordinance

April 13, 2021

The City of Palm Springs Rent Control Ordinance protects tenants from unreasonable rent increases and unjustified terminations, but since its enaction several years ago, most properties originally covered under the ordinance have been permanently removed from protection over time.  A rent-controlled unit may be permanently removed from protection under the ordinance if a tenant voluntarily […]


Behind on Rent? Your Questions, Answered.

March 20, 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

February 18, 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 GLENDALE JUST CAUSE AND RETALIATORY EVICTION ORDINANCE

February 05, 2021

The City of Glendale recently enacted the Just Cause and Retaliatory Eviction Ordinance.  The ordinance prohibits eviction of a tenant unless the landlord has a just cause to do so, provides for relocation benefits to tenants that receive large rent increases and vacate as a result, requires tenants to be offered a one-year lease, and […]


THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES RENT STABILIZATION ORDINANCE

January 25, 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

November 24, 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

November 09, 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.


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