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Assembly Bill 1482 - Statewide Rent Cap & Just Cause Effective Janaury 2020

What is AB1482? California Legislature passed, and the governor is expected to sign, Ab1482. This bill will "cap" how much rent can be increased per year for covered rental units. Ab1482 also requires landlords to provide "cause" for eviction notices for covered units. Provisions for AB1482 are... continue reading

Price-gouging Ban in Areas Affected by States of Emergency

In California, if the governor declares a State of Emergency in any county, there is a special protection against Price Gouging that immediately goes into effect.

Napa Quake Info Guide

What are your tenants' rights after an earthquake? Click here to download our guide.
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FAQ: 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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