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Cargos injustos por no pagar a tiempo

Protecciones de inquilinos contra los cargos adicionales por no pagar a tiempo  ¿Qué son los cargos por no pagar la renta a tiempo (conocidos en inglés como “late fees”)? 
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Discriminación y acomodaciones razonables

1. Discriminación ¿Cuáles son las protecciones que tengo contra la discriminación? Los propietarios no le pueden discriminar a un inquiline por su… Raza Religion Etnia o pais de origen Estatus migratorio No se les permite que los propietarios… Desalojen a un... continue reading
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Desalojos y terminaciones

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Late Fees

Tenant Protections Against Unfair Late Fees What are late fees?
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Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodations

    1. Discrimination What protections do I have against discrimination?   Landlord may not discriminate against a tenant on the basis of... Race Religion Ethnic background and national origin Immigration Status Landlords are NOT allowed to…
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Rent Increases

Rent Increase Protections in California Procedures -  although not all tenants are covered by the 3 types of protections below, any rent increase in California must follow certain procedures in order to be considered valid. For example, the tenant must be notified through a written notice... continue reading
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Evictions and Terminations

NOTE: None of the following information serves as legal advice. To find a tenant lawyer in your area go to out local resource directory. All of the below information is for tenants in private residences in California, and is does not necessarily apply to tenants in subsidized or LIHTC housing. ... continue reading
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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 Just Cause Protections Extended to all Tenants until June 30, 2021 Due to COVID-19    
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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? 
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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 28 out of 482 cities in California have strong tenant protections. The statewide rent cap passed in 2019 is a solid start, but 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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