Monthly Archives: December 2013

“Repair and Deduct” Remedy for California Tenants

 

 Under California landlord/tenant law, a residential tenant may sometimes avail himself of the “repair and deduct” remedy. When the requirements of this remedy are met, the law allows the tenant to make necessary repairs at the property and deduct the … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider When Screening a Tenant in California

 

 Screening prospective tenants is not a difficult task, nor is it extremely cumbersome or time-consuming. Yet, many landlords do not screen their tenants. Failing to screen a tenant is the same thing as entering into a business relationship blindly, based … Continue reading

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Common Types of Landlord / Tenant Disputes

 

 The following is a non-exclusive list of common landlord/tenant disputes, in no particular order of preference. Knowledge of these potential areas for conflict should be cause for early planning to try and minimize any dispute between landlord and tenant. Discrimination … Continue reading

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Enforcing the Unlawful Detainer Judgment Using a Writ of Possession

 

 When the landlord wins the unlawful detainer case and receives a judgment for possession of the property, it doesn’t mean the tenant will automatically “disappear” from the property, and it doesn’t even mean the tenant will leave willingly. After receiving … Continue reading

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