Privacy and Your Right to Quiet Enjoyment

The apartment, house, or room that you rent is your home and you have the right to treat it as such. The law imposes specific obligations on landlords to avoid disrupting tenants’ use of their rentals in certain ways. In some cases, the law also requires landlords to remove or lessen disruptions. Read ahead to…

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Can My Landlord Evict Me to Make Renovations?

Most multi-unit rentals are protected by a law called the California Tenant Protection Act. Under the TPA, there are two cases in which a property owner can end your tenancy to remodel your home. - If they plan to do work which requires a permit from a government agency, such as major plumbing, electrical, or…

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Repairs and Habitability (Part 3)

Riskier Methods to Get Repairs Made If methods for getting repairs made in Part 2 do not solve your issues, there are other rights you have available to address habitability problems. Before pursuing these options, we recommend exercising caution - especially if the repair issues are minor - and consulting an attorney. We also recommending…

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Repairs and Habitability (Part 2)

Addressing Habitability Issues If you’re facing any of the habitability issues mentioned in Part 1, you have a right to request that your landlord fix them. Many people are concerned about facing rent increases or eviction after requesting repairs, which is understandable. As a reminder, it is illegal for your landlord to end your tenancy…

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