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General Landlord - Tenant FAQs
What California cities have a local rent control ordinance?
What are some of the new laws affecting landlords (CA)?
Is my landlord required to install locks? (CA)
Can the landlord lock me out?
What happens when my lease expires?
I need to cancel my lease before it expires, what should I do?
I have 6 months left on my 12-month lease. I don't want to sublease, what can I do?
Can I tape record my telephone conversations with my landlord?
Can a landlord legally refuse to rent to an applicant because of a waterbed?
What Can a landlord say about a current or former tenant?
Is a landlord required to allow a tenant to offer day care in the rental unit?
How does a tenant retrieve personal possessions left behind in a rental unit?
Can a tenant sue a landlord who, without the tenant's permission, gave the possessions to someone else or sold them?

Rental Agreements
Is there anything I should do before I move in or before I move out?
Can a landlord charge me an application fee or credit check fee? (CA)
Are all rental agreements alike?
Is there a difference between a rental agreement and a lease?
How to Conduct An Inspection Of A Rental Before You Rent?
What should a tenant do if a prospective rental unit has some problems?
Isn't an oral rental agreement okay?
My landlord orally agreed to accept partial payment of my rent and said I could pay the balance in a week. Can he evict me?
Can a landlord legally refuse to rent to an applicant because she has a waterbed?
Can a landlord legally refuse to rent to an applicant because she or he is a lawyer?
Other than rent, what other fees can the landlord demand?
What is a Sublease?
What is an Assignment?

Rent and Security Deposits
What are the new notice requirements to raise rent (CA)?
Can the landlord require a tenant to pay the rent in cash?
Can a landlord demand payment of the first and last month's rent and a security deposit?
Is the landlord required to give me a receipt for my rent?
Can my landlord charge a $500 late fee?
My landlord orally agreed to accept partial payment of my rent and said I could pay the balance in a week. Can he evict me?
How often can my landlord raise the rent?
When must the notice be given for a rental increase?
What if I am served with notice of a rent increase on the 5th of the month? When does it become effective?
What interest rate am I entitled to on my Security Deposit? (CA)
Can my landlord increase my security deposit after I move in?
Can the landlord deduct normal wear and tear from my security deposit?
Can I use my security deposit to pay my last month's rent?
What can my landlord use my security deposit for?
My lease says my security deposit is non-refundable. Is that legal?
After I move out, how long does my landlord have to refund my security deposit?
What kind of repairs and damage can the landlord deduct from my security deposit?
How much can my landlord deduct for painting the rental unit?
How much can my landlord deduct for spots on the carpet?
What if my landlord claims that he never got my security deposit from the former landlord?

Right to Enter
Can a landlord just come into my home without asking me? (CA)
When can a landlord enter a rental unit?
Is the landlord required to give me notice before entering my rental unit?
What must a notice of entry to a rental unit contain?
Is a tenant entitled to a longer notice period if the landlord wants to enter a rental unit to show it to a prospective tenant or purchaser?
What can a tenant do if the landlord enters the apartment illegally?

Maintenance and Repairs
Who should make repairs in my apartment?
What does Habitability mean?
What is the Implied Warranty of Habitability?
What makes a rental unit uninhabitable?
What must a tenant do to keep the rental property in good shape?
Is a tenant liable or responsible for any repairs?
What if a tenant agreed to make all repairs in the rental agreement or lease?
What are the landlord's repair and maintenance responsibilities?
What repairs is the landlord required to make? (CA)
What can a tenant do if the landlord refuses to maintain the property?
What is the "repair and deduct" remedy?
How Does The "Repair and Deduct" Remedy Work?
What risks does a tenant face by using the Repair and Deduct method?
What is the "abandonment" remedy (a.k.a. Constructive Eviction)?
What risks does a tenant face by using the Abandonment Remedy?
If a landlord refuses to make repairs can't the tenant just withhold the rent?
How should a tenant determine what percentage of the rent to withhold?
What should a tenant do with any rent withheld?
What risks does a tenant face if he or she opts to withhold the rent?
Does a tenant have any other options other than repair and deduct, abandonment, and rent withholding?
How should a tenant give notice to a landlord?

Right To Quiet Enjoyment
What can I do if another tenant is making too much noise?
What can I do if my landlord is using force or intimidation to force me to move?
What happens to my tenancy if my landlord decides to sell the property?

Notice
What are the new requirements for 3 Day Notices? (CA)
How should a tenant give notice to a landlord?
How much notice must the landlord give to increase the rent?
When is a 3-Day Notice sufficient?
How much notice is a month-to-month tenant required to give before moving out?
How much notice is a landlord required to give a tenant to move out?
What happens If a tenant is served with notice to vacate but does not move out on time?
What is proper service of a Notice? How do I know If I Was Served Properly?
Is the landlord required to pay relocation fees if I receive a notice to end my tenancy?
Can the landlord evict a tenant even if the tenant hasn't done anything wrong?

Eviction
What is an Unlawful Detainer?
How does the eviction process work?
How much does it typically cost to file or defend an eviction?
What should a tenant do if served with an unlawful detainer action?
If my landlord got a default judgment against me in an unlawful detainer lawsuit what can I do?
What is the tenant blacklist?
How can a tenant evict his or her roommate?

Pets
Can a landlord refuse to rent to someone with a pet?
If the building I live in allowed pets, can the landlord now start a no-pet policy?
Can a landlord be held responsible if a tenant's dog bites a person?
Can a condominium refuse to allow me to have a pet?

Roommates
I want to get a roommate, but I am the only person on the lease, can I?
Can the landlord raise my rent if I get a roommate?
Can I charge my roommate any amount of rent I want?
Do I need a written roommate agreement?
How can a tenant evict a roommate?
I told my roommate I want her to leave and she is demanding to see a copy of my lease with the landlord. Do I have to turn over a copy?
How can I evict a roommate for nonpayment of the rent?


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