Q&A: What steps can I take if my tenant is smoking in their unit and my lease prohibits smoking?
It is not uncommon for second-hand smoke coming from a rental unit to bother neighbors, particularly those with minor children. Also,...
Q&A: Is Texting or Emailing a Tenant Legally Binding?
Remember the fax machine? It was an innovative marvel of communication when it came out. Fast forward 50 years, and it is all but...
Q&A Regarding Property Damage
The landlord should not delay in undertaking repairs to the unit, regardless of who is responsible.
Q&A Statewide Rent Control and Single Family Homes (SF)
The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 marks a new era of rent and eviction control in California, and it goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
Q&A Regarding Security Cameras
You should review your lease to see if there are any provisions requiring the permission of the landlord before a security camera can be ins
Q&A Regarding Noise Disturbances
When a landlord rents property to a tenant, there is always the implied promise that the property will be free of nuisances that might impac
Q&A Regarding Disclosing Information About a Rental Property to Potential Tenants
California Civil Code § 1710.2 requires a landlord to voluntarily disclose whether there has been a death at the rental property to any pote
Q&A Regarding Safety and Sanitation of Premises
The answer to this question depends in large part on the provisions in the lease agreement governing the tenant’s responsibility to maintain
Q&A Regarding Renter's Insurance
Yes, it is most likely permissible for a tenant to refuse to comply with a lease clause requiring the tenant to purchase renter’s insurance
Q&A Regarding Tenants & Common Spaces
Your lease may address how shared common space can be used. However, since you are asking the question, I’m assuming that it does not and th