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All About California Civil Code § 1950.5: The California Security Deposit Law

California Civil Code 195.5 Security Deposit Tenant

Often, California tenants must pay security deposits. Although usually an afterthought during the tenancy, security deposits can become central to landlord-tenant disputes upon a tenancy’s conclusion. For what can a landlord deduct from a California tenant’s security deposit? How many days does a California tenant have to wait for a ...

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California Legislature Addresses Amenities and Services Lost or Reduced Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

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With Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns forcing the continued shutter of shared spaces throughout the state, many California tenants in apartment and condominium complexes have lost the use of their gyms, pools, gaming rooms, meeting rooms, community rooms, and other amenities for nearly a year.  Understandably, some California tenants inquire about obtaining ...

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West Hollywood Protects Commercial and Residential Tenants Until March 31, 2021

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Please note that the State of California recently extended the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium, which supersedes much of the information contained in this article.  Click here for more information.   On Monday, January 25, 2021, the West Hollywood City Council extended its commercial eviction and portions of its residential ...

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San Francisco Tenants Have Right to Choose Internet Provider Under Article 52

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Everyone should have the right to affordable and high-quality internet of their choice. However, not every tenant does. Many American tenants, including in San Francisco, often lack the freedom to choose their internet service. Large corporations like Comcast and AT&T enter into exclusivity agreements with landlords ensuring they are the only building option.  ...

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IHSS Compensation Not Considered When Calculating California Section 8 Tenant’s Housing Assistance Payment

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California public housing authorities may not consider in-home supportive services care compensation when calculating a public housing tenant’s housing subsidy. In Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority, the California Supreme Court held, in a majority opinion written by Justice Chin, a Section 8 beneficiary’s IHSS compensation for providing in-home supportive services ...

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California Tenants Could Lose Statewide Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Ban Protections on August 14, 2020

Millions of California tenants have been protected from evictions during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic due to the California Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Ban, which prohibits nearly all new evictions throughout the state. Now, as California surpasses New York as the epicenter of new Coronavirus/COVID-19 cases, the Judicial Council is moving towards lifting the ...

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Rental Assistance Available for Riverside County Tenants

Riverside County Tenant Coronavirus COVID19 Rental Assistance

Riverside County tenants may be eligible for up to $3,500 in rental assistance to rent during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  United Lift, a rental assistance program coordinated between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise, will administer $33 million in rental assistance between June and November ...

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Do California Tenants Have a Right to Display Black Lives Matter Signs?

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With the Black Lives Matter movement poised to continue pushing for societal change into 2021 and beyond, many California tenants increasingly show solidarity by displaying signs supporting the movement in their homes.  While Americans generally value their right to freedom of expression, some Black Lives Matter signs have brought about ...

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Palm Springs Extends Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Until July 31, 2020

Palm Springs Coronavirus COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium

On June 25, 2020, the Palm Springs City Council extended the Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium Until July 31, 2020.  Palm Springs tenants remain protected from evictions after the tenant demonstrates Coronavirus/COVID-19 financial impacts. The Palm Springs Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Eviction Moratorium protects residential & commercial tenants.  Additionally, Palm Springs ...

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Stockton Extends Coronavirus/COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium & Expands Tenant Eviction Protections

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On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Stockton City Council updated its previously enacted Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium, which protects Stockton tenants to elderly tenants, disabled tenants, and tenants impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, the Stockton Coronavirus/COVID-19 eviction moratorium will remain in effect the sooner of 90 days after the California ...

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