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Can My Landlord Enter My Yard Without Permission?

California tenants are protected from unauthorized landlord entry.  However, California tenants must provide their landlords with reasonable and lawful access to the rental unit.  Although the law clearly covers the rental unit, must their landlords provide advanced, written notice of entry for California tenants with yards?  Or can the landlord ...

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California Tenant Water Service Bill Rights

As water plays a vital role in daily life and sustenance, understanding California law regarding water service bills is essential for California tenants to prevent excessive water usage, high water bills, and waste.  Please continue reading for clarity regarding California tenant rights regarding their water service bills, including late fees, ...

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Owner Move-In Evictions and Relative Move-In Evictions Under the Fairfax Rent Ordinance

Under the Fairfax Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to terminate a tenancy to perform an owner move-in eviction or relative move-in eviction, which requires the owner or relative to reside in the unit as their primary residence. Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction, the owner, or their qualified ...

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Fairfax Ellis Act Evictions Under the Fairfax Rent Ordinance

Under the Fairfax Rent Ordinance, landlords are permitted to evict all tenants from a rental property and remove the property from the residential rental housing market. Fairfax Town Code § 5.54.030. Despite being a lawful just cause for eviction, the landlord must follow strict rules following the Ellis Act eviction. ...

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The Fairfax Rent Ordinance’s Just Cause for Eviction Protections

The Fairfax Rent Ordinance’s eviction protections keep Fairfax tenants housed by limiting evictions. Under the Fairfax Rent Ordinance, a landlord may only evict a tenant with just cause for eviction. Just cause for eviction means that a landlord can only terminate a tenancy for reasons listed in the Fairfax Rent ...

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The Pasadena Rent Ordinance’s Tenant Buyout Notification Program

The Pasadena Rent Ordinance contains a Tenant Buyout Notification Program, which provides for regulation, monitoring, and enforcement of Pasadena tenant buyouts.  Pasadena City Charter § 1810.  Essentially, the Pasadena Tenant Buyout Notification Program requires landlords notify Pasadena tenants of their rights before executing any buyout agreement. What is a Pasadena ...

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California Applicants May Lower Application Screening Fees Through Reusable Tenant Screening Reports

When searching for housing, California tenants applying for new rental housing are accustomed to paying application screening fees.  These fees range from $10 to $100, making applying to multiple listings an expensive endeavor.  Until now, applicants had little recourse but to incur the charges or apply selectively.  However, applicant screening ...

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