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Relocation Assistance for San Pablo Tenants Displaced from Unsafe or Substandard Units

The City of San Pablo provides San Pablo tenants with relocation payments when suffering displacement from their homes due to unsafe or substandard conditions cited by a city official.  Codified at Chapter 8.05 of the San Pablo Municipal Code, the San Pablo Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance provides San Pablo Tenants ...

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The Inglewood Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance

The City of Inglewood Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance protects all Inglewood tenant from harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, property managers, or other representatives in bad faith.  By protecting all tenancies in Inglewood, and empowering tenants with a private right of action, the Inglewood Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance is a powerful law protecting ...

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The Inglewood Rental Unit Registration Requirement

The Inglewood Rent Ordinance protects Inglewood tenants by requiring landlords to register each rental unit offered for rent for more than thirty (30) consecutive days within the City of Inglewood. Inglewood Municipal Code § 8-126.  Upon the landlord successfully registering the rental unit, the City of Inglewood will issue a ...

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The Inglewood Tenant Buyout Ordinance

The Inglewood Rent Ordinance, codified at Inglewood Municipal Code Chapter 8, Articles 9 & 10, has four principal components, rent control, eviction control, an anti-harassment provision, and a buyout ordinance.  Where an Inglewood tenant’s landlord attempts to negotiate a buyout agreement – a private agreement where the tenant voluntarily agrees ...

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Can My California Employer Make Direct Deposit Mandatory in 2022?

Mandatory Direct Deposit Unlawful in California

California law is clear: California employees are not required to receive wage payments via direct deposit.  Employers must provide employee choice with regard to receipt of pay. Labor Code section 213 permits employers to pay employees via direct deposit into an account of the employee’s choosing, so long as the ...

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Los Angeles County Tenants Protected by Local COVID-19 Eviction Protections

California’s statewide eviction protections expired on June 30, 2022. However, Los Angeles County tenants have local protections. This means landlords in Los Angeles County cannot evict low-income tenants for non-payment of rent due on or after July 1, 2022, not paid due to COVID-19-related illness or economic fallout. Los Angeles ...

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San Francisco Tenants Protected Under New COVID-19 Eviction Protections Beginning July 1, 2022

California’s statewide eviction protections expired on June 30, 2022. However, San Francisco tenants gained new local protections that go into effect on July 1, 2022. This means landlords in San Francisco cannot evict tenants for non-payment of rent due on or after July 1, 2022, not paid due to the ...

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Relocation Payments for Ventura Tenants Evicted for Demolition or Substantial Remodeling Work

Following the horrendous Casa del Pueblo eviction fiasco, the City of Ventura, also referred to as San Buenaventura, passed an urgency ordinance providing Ventura tenants with just cause for eviction protections for demolition or substantial remodeling evictions in May 2022.  Additionally, for these reasons, Ventura tenants are entitled to relocation ...

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The Concord Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment Protection Ordinance

In June 2022, the City of Concord passed the Concord Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment Protection Ordinance (“Concord Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance”), which protects Concord residential tenants from harassment perpetrated by unscrupulous landlords, property managers, or other representatives in bad faith.  By protecting all residential tenancies in Concord, and empowering tenants with a ...

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Fairview Tenants: Sue Your Landlord for Retaliation & Unlawful Rent Increases

Fairview tenants are protected from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law.  At the state level, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 protects Fairview tenants in covered units from evictions without just cause or drastic rent increases.  Locally, the Alameda County Code of Ordinances protects Fairview tenants not covered by ...

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