Choosing tenants, raising the rent, and returning depositsathese are just a few of the things landlords do that are strictly regulated by law in California. Here, you will find all the easy-to-understand information you need to minimize legal risk, including a California-specific lease and rental agreement and more than 40 forms with complete instructions. Now in its 16th edition, this book has been recognized as a leading source of legal information for California landlords. It includes a detailed and updated review of state and federal laws and local rent control ordinances. Youall learn how to: screen propective tenants - without discriminating illegallyprepare (and enforce) leases and rental agreementscollect and return security security deposits so as to avoid lawsuitsraise the rent and change other terms of the tenancyhire, work with and fire a property managerkeep up with repairs and maintenancelimit liability and rent withholdingfollow stae privacy laws on entering rental unitsrestrict tenants from subletting or hosting short-term guestsact promptly when rent is lateterminate a tenancy...and much more. Check out Nolo's list of California products. Not a California landlord? Check out Every Landlord's Legal Guide. Also available: California Landlord's Law Book: EvictionsThe checklist will also be useful when you perform the initial move-out inspection, if requested by the tenant (which will give the tenant a chance to clean or ... (See Chapter 11 for instructions and forms to periodically update the safety and maintenance of your rental properties.) ... If you are renting out a large house or apartment or providing many furnishings, you may want to attach a separate sheet.
|Title||:||The California Landlord's Lawbook: Rights & Responsibilities|
|Author||:||David Brown, Janet Portman, Ralph Warner|
|Publisher||:||Nolo - 2015-03-16|