Landlord-Tenant Issues

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There are two types of rental properties in California:

  • Residential
  • Commercial

Generally, when it comes to residential rentals, California is a very tenant-friendly state. It was one of the first states in the country to enact statewide rent control laws. The following is a summary of key laws that affect nearly all residential California landlords and tenants.

  • Rent Control
  • Rental Application and Tenant Screening Laws
  • Security Deposit Laws
  • Required Landlord Disclosures
  • Small Claims Lawsuits
  • Late Fees and Rent Rules
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent
  • Termination and Eviction Rules
  • Rules About Landlords’ Access to Property
  • Discrimination against tenants
  • Federal Landlord-Tenant Laws and Regulations