Legal Resources in Long Beach, CA

 
 

IMPORTANT CALIFORNIA LAWS EVERY LANDLORD SHOULD KNOW




To read the exact California law concerning these topics, please click on the code section below


California Civil Code 1941 - Landlord's DUTY TO REPAIR a residential unit
- What is the landlord 's exact duty to repair the unit and maintain it in a habitable condition?
- What is the tenant's duty to keep the premises clean and undamaged? 1
- What is the tenant's duty to allow landlord in to make repairs?

California Civil Code 1941 .1 - The UNHABITABILITY of a residential unit

- What is the exact definition of what makes a residential unit habitable or uninhabitable? California Civil Code 1941.2 -The TENANT'S DUTIES
- What is the tenant's duty to keep the premises clean?
- What if the tenant won't let the landlord in to make repairs?



California Civil Code 1950.5 -SECURITY DEPOSITS for residential dwelling units

The exact law on security deposits for residential dwelling units, covering:


- What a security deposit is
- How much of a deposit you can ask for
- What deductions you are allowed to make
- How to give the tenant proper notice of the deductions
- How to give the tenant proper notice of his right to request an initial inspection of the premises
- How to handle the tenant's request for an inspection before, during and after the inspection



California Civil Code 1950.7 and 1950.8- SECURITY DEPOSITS for commercial units

- What is required and what is prohibited



California Civil Code 1954 - LANDLORD'S RIGHT TO ENTER THE PREMISES

- When is a landlord allowed to enter the premises?
- How to give proper notice of entry to the tenant
- See also California Civil Code 1940.2 regarding abusing the right to enter

California Civil Code 1940.9- GAS AND ELECTRIC METERS

- Requirements for Landlords if there are not separate meters to each unit



California Civil Code 1941.3 -DOOR AND WINDOW LOCKS

- Landlord's duty to install and maintain door and window locks
- Tenant's duty to notify the Landlord of an inoperable door or window lock



California Civil Code 1941.4 - PHONE JACKS


- Landlord's duty to install and maintain at least one usable telephone jack



California Civil Code 1941.5 - Tenant's RESTRAINING ORDER against a non-tenant

- Landlord's duties when the Tenant has a restraining order against a non-tenant



California Civil Code 1941.6- Tenant's RESTRAINING ORDER against a co-tenant

- Landlord's duties when the tenant has a restraining order against a non-tenant



California Civil Code 1941.7 - MOLD

- Landlord 's duty to repair mold
- Tenant's duty to give Landlord notice of mold
- Landlord's right to enter the premises to repair mold



California Civil Code 1942- TENANT'S RIGHT TO "REPAIR AND DEDUCT"

- When can a Tenant make their own repair and deduct it from the rent?



California Civil Code 1942.1- RENTING PREMISES "AS-IS"

- Can a Landlord rent a premises "as-is" and/or hire the Tenant to make the repairs?

California Civil Code 1942.3 - PRESUMPTION OF UNINHABITABILITY

- What makes the court presume that the premises are uninhabitable?
- How do you overcome the presumption?



California Civil Code 1942.4- Collecting RENT on UNHABITABLE PREMISES


- Can a Landlord collect rent on an unhabitable premises?



California Civil Code 1942.5- Landlord's RETALIATION against Tenant

- What constitutes retaliation against the tenant for requesting a repair?
- What are the consequences if the court finds retaliation?



Additional Laws:



cc 1940.2 Can I do a SELF-HELP EVICTION by threatening the tenant to vacate?

cc 1940.3 Can I ask about the tenant's IMMIGRATION or CITIZENSHIP STATUS?


cc 1940.4 Can I stop tenants from putting up POLITICAL SIGNS?


cc 1940.5 Can I prohibit a WATERBED?



cc 1940.8 Do I have to give the tenant a copy of my PEST CONTROL CONTRACT?


cc 1940.8.5 Can I do the PEST CONTROL myself?



cc 1940.9 What if l don't have separate GAS AND ELECTRIC METERS?


cc 1940.10 Can tenant have a GARDEN?


cc 1940.20 Can tenant put up a CLOTHESLINE?


cc 1942.2 Can tenant deduct a UTILITY BILL from the rent?


cc 1942.7 Can I make my tenant DE-CLAW or DE-VOCALIZE their pet?