April 30, 2018
8.3 X 10.8 X 0.9 inches | 2.1 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.
Marcia Stewart writes and edits for Nolo on landlord-tenant law, real estate, and other consumer issues. She is the coauthor of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, First-Time Landlord, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Leases and Rental Agreements, Renters' Rights, and The Legal Answer Book for Families.
"This superb book is written primarily for residential tenants, but landlords should read it, too... On my scale of 1 to 10, this outstanding book rates an off-the-chart 12." Robert Bruss, nationally syndicated columnist "A perfect fit for young adults about to commit to a financial obligation that could cost them $12,000 to $24,000 per year..." Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine "Don't let any landlord violate your rights. If you are having a problem, do the research. Get a copy of a renter's law book, such as the Nolo's Every Tenant's Legal Guide..." Los Angeles Times "Virtually every book from Nolo can be highly recommended without reservations. This book is no exception." Chicago Tribune "Portman and Stewart present readers with the eighth edition of their comprehensive overview of the tenant's legal rights and responsibilities. The authors have organized the main body of their text in twenty chapters devoted to finding a place to rent, leases and rental agreements, basic rent rules, security deposits, discrimination, inspection of the rental unit and moving in, roommates, guests, and Airbnb, major repairs and maintenance, minor repairs and maintenance, making improvements and alterations, your right to privacy, injuries on the premises, environmental hazards, and a wide variety of other related subjects. Janet Portman is a practicing attorney specializing in landlord-tenant law. Marcia Stewart is a real estate and consumer issue expert and author." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc. ProtoView "Although this superb book is written primarily for residential tenants, landlords should also read it for its valuable information." Oakland Tribune