Resources

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
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2019 Wall Street Landlords Update

Tenants Together is releasing an update to our 2015 research on Wall St. landlords in California and the impact on the lives of California tenants. There is new information on corporate consolidation, investors, financing, and where these landlords are investing in California.  Click here to... continue reading
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AB1482 Toolkit for Tenants

California's New Tenant Protection Act Passed on October 13, 2019 Click here for list of local moratoriums passed      
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Tenants Affected by the California Fires & Information on the Price-gouging Ban

What are the rights of tenants during disasters in California and people impacted by fires? 
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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. 
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List of Rent Control Ordinances by City

Only 23 out of 482 cities in California have strong tenant protections. The statewide rent cap passed in 2019 does not go far enough to stop displacement and evictions. That’s why tenants are rising up across the state to win Rent Control for All!
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Form a Tenants' Union!

What is a Tenants' Union? Tenants' unions are building, neighborhood or city-based organizations made up of and led by renters themselves to fight for our collective interests and rights. Building-based tenants unions are generally made up of tenants who live in the same building and/or... continue reading
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Rent Control Toolkit

Download resources to organize for rent control in your community. Rent control is an effective policy solution to curb rising rents and displacement. 19 cities in California already have these protections. Our toolkit draws from experience and lessons learned in these cities. Including facts,... continue reading
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Rent Control Social Media Tools

Rent control is a popular but often misunderstood policy. Help spread a positive message about this important tenant protection through social media.
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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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