Protecting California tenants' rights since 1971! Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know--or won't follow--national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California Find out how to: understand and negotiate a lease inspect a rental before moving in fight discrimination get needed repairs and maintenance deal with a nosy landlord break a lease with minimum fall-out get your security deposit back figure out rules for rent increases fight an eviction This edition of California Tenants' Rights includes updated information on all key landlord-tenant laws and court cases in California, as well as local rent control ordinances in 14 California cities that have them. The new edition includes changes to important tenant eviction defense forms and procedures. It also includes information on tenant rights to sublet space through Airbnb and other short-term rental services. If you are not a California resident, check out Renter's Rights.
Renting isn't what it used to be, particularly in highly competitive housing markets such as San Francisco, Berkeley and Santa Monica. Now, more than ever, it is important that tenants know their rights. This Nolo bestseller covers these rights and explains how to:- handle repair problems- protect privacy- get deposits back- fight discrimination- break a lease- deal with roommates- fight an eviction- understand rent control laws.
Millions have relied on California Tenants' Rights since 1971!Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know- or won't follow -- national or state laws and local rent ordinances. With California Tenants' Rights, you'll have what you need to: understand and negotiate a leaseinspect a rental before moving infight discriminationget needed repairs and maintenancedeal with a nosy landlordbreak a lease with minimum fall-outget your security deposit backfigure out rules for rent increasesfight an evi.
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The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition is completely overhauled to provide quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. It includes updated 50-state legal charts and new sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.
Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning deposits—these are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. Now in its 16th edition, this book has been recognized as a leading source of legal information for California landlords. It includes a detailed and updated review of state and federal laws and local rent control ordinances. You’ll learn how to: screen propective tenants - without discriminating illegallyprepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreementscollect and return security security deposits so as to avoid lawsuitsraise the rent and change other terms of the tenancyhire, work with and fire a property managerkeep up with repairs and maintenancelimit liability and rent withholdingfollow stae privacy laws on entering rental unitsrestrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guestsact promptly when rent is lateterminate a tenancy...and much more. Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide. Also available: California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions