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Evictions

If you’re just starting out renting your property to other people, you may be tempted to study up on California landlord-tenant law and do everything on your own. You may think you don’t need to hire a landlord attorney. After all, how hard can it be to learn everything you need to know about landlord-tenant
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Keeping Rental Units in Livable Condition

Landlords and tenants share responsibility to keep rental units and common areas in good condition. (Corey Coyle photo/Creative Commons) You might have a courteous, professional relationship with a tenant who pays the rent on time, but all of a sudden problems develop, either on your end or the tenant’s. Sometimes this involves the habitability or
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Serving 30 to 60 Days Notice to Evict

(Photo by bigwavephoto/Creative Commons) If a tenant doesn’t pay the rent, does something illegal or violates terms of the lease, you can start an eviction process with a 3-day notice. But what if you want a tenant to move out but he hasn’t done anything wrong on your property? For example, you have just decided
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3 Day Notice to Quit - Ways to Evict Tenants in California

Many landlords get frustrated and befuddled by the lengthy and time-consuming process of evicting a tenant in California who, for example, isn’t paying the rent or has trashed the property. If you’re busy working a job and also overseeing your property, or if you have many rental properties, it might be a good idea to
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Expert Advice on Terminating a Lease

Some ways California law protects landlords Landlord-tenant laws in California are heavily skewed to favor the tenant, but there are some steps landlords can take to protect themselves. One good way a landlord can protect himself, of course, is to have a written lease agreement that the landlord requires the tenant to sign before moving
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