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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 […]


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.


Realtor Right to Access a Unit Under California Law

November 02, 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 […]


How to Get an Eviction Off Your Record [6-Step Guide]

November 02, 2020

When a tenant fails to respond to the unlawful detainer or fails to appear for a mandatory court date, a landlord can request default judgment and a writ of possession.  A tenant then has about a month from the filing of the eviction lawsuit before the sheriff arrives to change the locks to the unit. […]


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

September 03, 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.


New Federal Eviction Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 03, 2020

Nonpayment evictions have been halted until Dec 31, 2020. This eviction protections apply to any unit in all states for certain tenants. Download the Sample Declaration here.


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