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
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