California Tenants' Rights

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NOLO, 2007 - Law - 413 pages
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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 and 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 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 and fight an eviction. The 17th edition is completely updated with the latest laws and official legal forms, and now covers the new bankruptcy rules and how it affects evictions.

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As Nolo's managing editor, Portmanoversees editorial work on all Nolo books. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, landlords and tenants, and neighbor disputes. She is the author or co-author of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and California Tenants' Rights. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.

David Brown practices law in the Monterey, California area, where he has represented both landlords and tenants in hundreds of court cases -- most of which he felt could have been avoided if both sides were more fully informed about landlord/tenant law. Brown, a graduate of Stanford University (chemistry) and the University of Santa Clara Law School, also teaches law at the Monterey College of Law and is the author of Fight Your Ticket (CA version), Beat Your Ticket (the national version), The Landlord's Law Book, Vol. 1: Rights and Responsibilities; The Landlord's Law Book, Vol. 2: Evictions and co-author of How to Change Your Name in California and The Guardianship Book for California.

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