“Unblighted by unnecessary legal jargon…this is as necessary as a rent receipt book or a good repair person.” Los Angeles Times
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Since 1985, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights & Responsibilities
has been the reliable legal guide for California landlords, with everything property owners and managers need to know about:
- leases and rental agreements
- liability and discrimination
- fair housing laws and details on rent control
- legal responsibilities regarding repairs, deposits, tenant privacy, and more
Includes all the legal forms you need, tailored to meet California law!
About the Author
Nils Rosenquest has practiced housing, landlord-tenant, real estate, and business law for more than 35 years on behalf of individual landlords and tenants, small businesses, and community organizations. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, Rosenquest practices in all state and federal courts in California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is also admitted to the United States Court of Claims and the United States Tax Court. In addition to helping private individuals and companies in housing and community matters, he represents non-profit subsidized housing developers and non-profit live-work communities. Apart from his law practice, he serves on the board of directors for the Chinatown Community Development Center, Inc., which supports subsidized housing and community development in San Francisco; volunteers at the San Francisco Superior Court in three departments; and teaches legal continuing education classes from time to time.
Janet Portman, Nolo’s executive editor specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law. She is the author or coauthor of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and others. Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.