April 1, 2020

The landlord has a responsibility to provide habitable housing to tenants. However, tenants are generally responsible for damage that they cause beyond ordinary wear and tear.

January 1, 2020

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.

November 12, 2019

You should review your lease to see if there are any provisions requiring the permission of the landlord before a security camera can be installed. Some leases require the tenant to first obtain written permission.

November 5, 2019

When a landlord rents property to a tenant, there is always the implied promise that the property will be free of nuisances that might impact the tenant’s occupancy.

October 15, 2019

California Civil Code § 1710.2 requires a landlord to voluntarily disclose whether there has been a death at the rental property to any potential renters that occurred within three years from the date of the tenant’s death. This is irrespective if the death occurred na...

October 8, 2019

The answer to this question depends in large part on the provisions in the lease agreement governing the tenant’s responsibility to maintain a sanitary and safe premises, and the overall condition of the carpet.