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California Tenants’ Rights

by Janet Portman David W. Brown

Protecting California tenants' rights since 1971! Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know -- or won't follow -- national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California. Find out how to: -understand and negotiate a lease -inspect a rental before moving in -fight discrimination -get needed repairs and maintenance -deal with a nosy landlord -break a lease with minimum fall-out -get your security deposit back -figure out rules for rent increases -fight an eviction The 18th edition of California Tenants' Rights is completely updated with the latest laws and official legal forms, and covers new legislation on protections for tenants caught in foreclosed properties.

California Tenants' Rights

by Janet Portman J. Scott Weaver

Protecting California tenants' rights since 1971! Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know--or won't follow--national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California Find out how to: understand and negotiate a lease inspect a rental before moving in fight discrimination get needed repairs and maintenance deal with a nosy landlord break a lease with minimum fall-out get your security deposit back figure out rules for rent increases fight an eviction This edition of California Tenants' Rights includes updated information on all key landlord-tenant laws and court cases in California, as well as local rent control ordinances in 14 California cities that have them. The new edition includes changes to important tenant eviction defense forms and procedures. It also includes information on tenant rights to sublet space through Airbnb and other short-term rental services. If you are not a California resident, check out Renter's Rights.

California Tenants' Rights (16th edition)

by Janet Portman David Brown

California renters will find up-to-date information on their legal rights and ways to pursue them in this guide by attorneys Portman and Brown. After an overview of general considerations, chapters address issues in: looking for and renting a place, sharing a home, rent, discrimination, right to privacy from landlords, repairs and maintenance, alterations and satellite dishes, injuries and crime on the premises, environmental hazards, breaking a lease and subleasing, security deposits and last month's rent, evictions, tenant organizing, renter's insurance, and condominium conversion. The appendix contains forms to use while renting, while fighting an eviction, or after losing a fight against an eviction. Advice includes conditions under which legal help is advised. All information is specific to California law. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants

by Janet Portman

Choosing tenants is a landlord's most important (and most risky) decision -- find out how to do it safely and legally!

Every Landlord's Legal Guide (7th edition)

by Ralph Warner Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

This work provides an accessible guide to the legal rights and requirements of those owning or managing residential rental properties (excluding public and "Section 8" housing, mobile home parks and marinas, and live/work units such as lofts) that is meant to be generalizable to all 50 states. The treatment is organized chronologically from the acceptance of rental applications to security deposit requirements upon tenant vacancy, covering, along the way, such topics as lease and rental agreements, rent and rent control, discrimination, property managers, cotenants and sublets, repair and maintenance duties, liability for dangerous conditions and criminal acts and activities, landlord's right of entry and tenants' privacy, terminations and evictions, dispute resolution, and lawyers and legal research. Although the text's discussion is general, state landlord- tenant law charts are provided in an appendix, as are 34 model forms. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Every Tenant's Legal Guide

by Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

What every renter needs to know The only book of its kind, Every Tenant's Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information (plus dozens of sample letters) you need to: find a great home and landlord know your rights when it comes to pets fight improper rent increases and late fees get a landlord to make repairs pronto withhold rent without getting into legal trouble protect your privacy fight illegal discrimination handle roomate problems deal with lead paint, mold, asbestos and bed bugs break a lease with minimum financial liability get your security deposit back The 8th edition of Every Tenant's Legal Guide includes the latest laws of your state--from security deposit rules to termination notice requirements, and a new section on tenant rights to use Airbnb and similar services.

Every Tenant's Legal Guide (5th edition)

by Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

Attorney Portman and consumer rights specialist Stewart update their guide to dealing with both the ordinary and the exceptional aspects of renting a place to live on the planet where they were born. Among their topics are finding a place, basic rent rules, inspecting the unit and moving in, repairs, improvements, privacy, environmental hazards, crime on the premises, moving out and getting the deposit back, and resolving problems without a lawyer. Tables are appended summarizing relevant laws in the various states. No legal background is required. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

First-Time Landlord

by Janet Portman Marcia Stewart Ilona Bray

Whether you're ready for a new entrepreneurial opportunity or considering renting out a home instead of selling, you'll need to learn the basics of being a landlord. Let First-Time Landlord show you how to start your landlording business and maintain it in your spare time. Get the concise information you need to start making money with a single-family home, written for property owners with little business savvy -- and even less time and patience. Learn how to rent out your property lawfully and safely with valuable information on: how to determine whether the property will turn a profit landlord business basics finding the right tenants preparing and signing the lease handling repairs complying with your state's rental laws dealing with problem tenants, and preparing for sale of the property From timely tips to true stories from successful landlords, First-Time Landlord is an indispensable book for property owners who want to rent out a single-family home without the hassle -- quickly, efficiently and legally.

Leases and Rental Agreements (Tenth Edition)

by Ralph Warner Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

Looking for a quick way to create the key documents necessary for owning or managing rental property, including a legally valid lease or rental agreement? Leases & Rental Agreements provides the practical and legal information necessary you need. With this bestselling guide, you'll learn how to: - prepare a rental agreement or lease - tailor your documents to meet your needs - make required disclosures to tenants - comply with your state's laws on security deposits, privacy rules, discrimination and more - check tenant references and credit - do a final inspection when a tenant moves out This edition provides updated 50-state information on security deposits, rent rules, access to rental property and more, plus an expanded chart on state disclosure laws.

Leases & Rental Agreements (7th edition)

by Ralph Warner Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

This excellent book should be required reading for all landlords and tenants. It is easy reading yet filled with important, accurate and profitable information.

Renters’ Rights: The Basics (3rd edition)

by Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

Renters fed up with difficult roommates, absent landlords and thoughtless neighbors have a new place to turn. This Legal Basics book, bursting with legal and practical advice, covers tenants' rights in all 50 states.

Renters' Rights: The Basics (3rd edition)

by Janet Portman Marcia Stewart

Renters fed up with difficult roommates, absent landlords and thoughtless neighbors have a new place to turn. This Legal Basics book, bursting with legal and practical advice, covers tenants' rights in all 50 states.

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