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 : COVID-19 and Landlord Responsibility
Q: How can I prepare for the possibility of a tenant testing positive for COVID-19 in my building? Is it my responsibility to inform the...
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 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
Pay Up: Types of Payment Accepted for Rent
Different landlords prefer to receive rent in different ways: the convenience of electronic transfer, the familiarity of a check, the securi
Accepting Rent from Third Party Payers
It has long been perilous for landlords in California to accept rent from persons who are not their tenants, since the transaction has a cha
Q&A Regarding Security Deposits and Deductions
Security deposits are meant to help landlords by mitigating tenant expenses at the end of a tenancy. However, they can also be a headache be