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2018 Guide to Landlord Rights in California

Renting out an apartment or commercial property takes more than just handing the keys over to a tenant. The relationship between landlord and tenant requires following state and federal laws strictly. California is a state that protects and upholds the tenant’s rights. In fact, it would seem property and contract law were designed only with the tenant’s right in mind.…

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When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California?

As a landlord, it can be frustrating to balance a budget with an apartment or commercial property that is only partially full, and finding replacement tenants for tenants who break their lease can be a slow process. If you own a commercial property, an apartment building, or another property management company, it is very important to understand when your tenants…

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Can a Tenant Evict Another Tenant Without the Landlord’s Permission in California?

Some of the worst issues for landlords and property management companies are managing disputes between tenants and their neighbors, or even between roommates in the same unit. While this seems like the job of a camp counselor or a dorm room RA, it often does become a legal issue that can bog-down your apartment building or commercial property operations. Our…

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Can a Renter Claim Property Tax Credits or Deductions in California?

While millions of people call California home, high demand for real estate along with a high cost of living result in many Californians opting to rent an apartment, condominium, or home instead of purchasing one. Renting property rather than purchasing property can provide an individual with greater flexibility. Not only can they avoid saving for a large down payment on a property, but…

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7 Legal Reasons to Evict a Tenant in California Through an Unlawful Detainer Action

While the overheated real estate market is a problem for some, landlords and property owners in California have a highly profitable opportunity to rent their home, condominium, or apartment. Tenants can occupy an array of structures; however, the most common landlord-tenant relationship is when a person rents an apartment from an individual landlord or from a property management company. The…

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What Role Does the Sheriff Play in a Residential Tenant Eviction in California?

Most landlords are aware that, in California, a sheriff plays a major role in an unlawful detainer action filed to evict a residential tenant. While most landlords understand that the sheriff will play an essential role in this process, they may not realize that they can provide additional direction to the sheriff regarding how he or she should proceed. In…

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How Long Does It Take to Evict a Residential Tenant in California?

For many landlords, the amount of time they can expect a residential eviction to take is the foremost question on their mind when a tenant overstays their lease or when other serious issues arise. This is a common question for which the answer depends on a number of factors including the fact that the landlord’s bottom line can be significantly…

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What Are Posting Orders in California and When Are They Required in an Unlawful Detainer Action?

Residential landlords seeking to remove or evict a problem tenant in California are generally aware that notification must be provided before an unlawful detainer action can proceed. However, some landlords may fail to take these actions and expose themselves or their property management company to potential legal liability while opening the door to a number of defenses by the tenant.…

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