California Tenants' Rights

Janet Portman (Author) J. Scott Weaver (Author)

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$29.99  $27.59
Publish Date
June 30, 2020
8.3 X 10.7 X 1.1 inches | 2.35 pounds

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About the Author

Nolo's Executive Editor, Janet Portman oversees editorial work on all Nolo books, articles, and websites. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, and criminal law. She is the author or a coauthor of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and California Tenants' Rights. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.
Attorney J. Scott Weaver has been a San Francisco tenant and housing activist for over 40 years. He's spent the last 30 years exclusively representing San Francisco Bay Area tenants. Scott has litigated several hundred tenant cases involving eviction, wrongful eviction, and habitability issues (including mold, asbestos, and bedbugs), and has brought tenant class action lawsuits. He has taught landlord tenant law at various legal education seminars.


"Every renter in California should know about [California Tenants' Rights]..." San Francisco Chronicle

"Want to break a lease? The landlord won't make needed repairs? Want to get your deposit back when you move out? These and many other questions ... are answered in detail in California Tenants' Rights." Oakland Tribune

"First published in 1972, the guide for renters and California has been completely rewritten to reflect the current law. It consider such aspects as looking for a place and renting it, sharing a home, discrimination, tenant's right to privacy, minor repairs and maintenance, injuries on the premises, environmental hazards, crime on the premises, security deposits and last month's rent, overview of eviction and tenancy termination, the eviction lawsuit, renters' insurance, and condominium conversion. Appended are a rent control chart, printed forms, and instructions on how to use the online interactive forms. Eithne O'Leyne, Editor, ProtoView