Monthly Archives: January 2013

New “Abandonment” Notification Required for 30/60 Day Termination Notices

 

 Under a new law in 2012, California landlords wishing to evict a tenant based on a 30/60 day termination of tenancy notice must include personal property abandonment information on the termination notice. ┬áThe notice given by the landlord should contain … Continue reading

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Household Goods Broker Compliance Information

 

 Household goods brokers are unique to the transportation industry. They do not operate trucks or employ drivers but play a role in the shipment of a variety of commodities. Brokers engaged in interstate commerce are regulated by FMCSA and are … Continue reading

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Tenant Retaliation Defense to Eviction under Civil Code Section 1942.5

 

 A landlord may not evict a tenant in California based on retaliation. If the landlord retaliates against the tenant because of the exercise by the tenant of his rights or because of his complaint to an appropriate agency as to … Continue reading

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Free California 3 Day Notice To Pay or Quit Sample Template

 

  Attorney David Piotrowski’s book, “California Landlord Best Practices and Eviction Overview: An Easy-to-Read Guide Outlining Best Practices for California Landlords Plus a Summary of the Eviction Process,” includes several free form templates, once of which is a sample “3 … Continue reading

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Tenant “Repair and Deduct” Remedy – Civil Code 1942

 

 California Civil Code Section 1942 allows a tenant in some cases to make repairs to a residential unit and deduct the amount of the repairs from the rent. If within a reasonable time after written or oral notice to the … Continue reading

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