Where Can I Find Out More About My Rights As A Tenant?
The Department of Consumer Affairs has information at its website about tenant rights. It also distributes the following free publications:
- California Tenants Your Rights and Responsibilities (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)
- Damaged or Destroyed Residential Rental Units: A Fact Sheet for Landlords and Tenants
- Habitability and Repairs: Outline of the Landlord's and Tenant's Responsibilities under the California Civil Code
- How Often Can a Landlord Raise Rent?
- How to Get Back Possessions You Have Left in a Rental Unit
- Options for a Landlord: When a Tenant's Personal Property Has Been Left in the Rental Unit
- Rental Housing and Repairs: Who's Responsible for What & How To Get Repairs Made
- Security Deposits: Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities
To obtain one of these publications, write to:
Department of Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 310
Sacramento, CA 95802
or call (800) 9525210
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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