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California landlords must know the regulations surrounding tenants breaking a lease agreement. This post, will cover the justified and unjustified reasons for early lease termination under the state’s landlord-tenant laws, so you’ll be well-informed when it comes to the rights of you and your tenants. The Importance of having a Rental Agreement in California Having a clear lease or rental agreement is necessary to ensuring a smooth landlord-tenant relationship. The lease contract should state provisions surrounding the use of security deposits…

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While owning and managing rental properties can be a lucrative business, there may come a moment when you must terminate a tenancy for a variety of legal reasons. In California, owning a rental property, handling security deposits, and evicting a renter can all be complicated and time-consuming processes governed by a slew of laws and regulations. This post will provide landlords, with a comprehensive guide to California eviction laws! Here is an overview of the eviction procedure: Notice of Lease Termination for Cause According to landlord-te…

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Landlords have a right, under landlord-tenant laws to change tenants a security deposit. Just like other states, California requires landlords to charge a security deposit to abide by certain rules. The security deposit laws cover anything from how much a landlord can charge, to what deductions you can make, to when you must return it, and everything in between. The following is a basic overview of the California security deposit laws: Security Deposit Limits There is a limit to how much security deposit a landlord may be able to charge a ten…

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Both landlords and California renters enjoy certain rights and responsibilities after establishing a lease. Under California law, a lease can be formed in either of three ways. That is, orally, through a written document, or after an exchange of a rent payment. As a landlord, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the California landlord-tenant law to know what you can and can’t do when renting out a residential property. The following is a basic overview of the California landlord-tenant laws to get you started! Required Landlord Disclos…

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Your kids have grown up and moved away. Now, you rattle around in the family home. Is it time to scale down and move? But should you sell or rent your home? There's no doubt that we love our children and would do anything for them. However, when it comes time for them to move out of the house and on with their lives, we feel a sense of freedom. The problem is, with all the kids out of the house, your home feels big and empty. Perhaps it's time to downsize or travel. The question, then, is what to do with your house. Should you sell or rent your…

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