Know Your Rights

Breaking A Lease

Protected Classes  Tenants in active Military Service have special protections and may have the right o break their lease  Tenants who are victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault also have special protections and may have the right to break a lease early . Use our sample... continue reading

Tenants Affected by the California State of Emergency & Info on the Price-gouging Ban

What are the rights of tenants during California States of Emergency? 

How to Get Repairs Done

Need information on how to get repairs done in your home? Check out the useful Fact Sheet attached here and try out the Repair Request sample letter. 

Napa Quake Info Guide

What are your tenants' rights after an earthquake? Click here to download our guide.
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Tenant Security Deposits

Answers to common questions about security deposits.
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Sample Letters

Having a written record is the best way to assert your rights and protect yourself against landlord retaliation. These DO NOT substitute for legal advice! See our directory for local resources.
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Security Deposits Infographic

Learn all about security deposits in California, and how to protect this important asset:
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Flyer: Basic Tenants' Rights

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Foreclosure: Your Rights

Since January 1st, 2013 under AB 2610 tenants in California are entitled to a minimum of 90 days notice before eviction. Leases must also be honored by new owners, with some exceptions.   City-level Just Cause for Eviction and Rent Control Ordinances
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FAQ: Dealing with Realtors After Foreclosures

Q and A for tenants dealing with real estate agents after foreclosures.
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FAQ: Tenants in Foreclosed Properties

Answers to common questions about California tenants' rights in foreclosed properties.
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