California Security Deposit Law

California Security Deposit Law

A security deposit is a payment tenants are required to pay when first moving into a rental. In most cases, it’s a sum equivalent to the rent of one month. California has a rather detailed security deposit law. Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord,...
Pros & Cons of Solar Screens for Rental Properties

Pros & Cons of Solar Screens for Rental Properties

Rising summer temperatures are uncomfortable, and raising your power bill to run your AC is even more painful. A smooth, inexpensive way to lower costs and upgrade your home is with the use of solar screens. Solar screens, more commonly referred to as sunscreens, are...
The Eviction Process and Laws in California

The Eviction Process and Laws in California

To evict a tenant in the state of California, the statewide landlord-tenant law requires that landlords end the tenancy. That said, there is a process that must be followed in order to make the eviction successful. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, having an...
Breaking a Lease in California

Breaking a Lease in California

Tenants break their leases for all sorts of reasons. The reasons could be justified, such as in the case of landlord harassment, habitability issues or being a domestic violence victim. In other cases, though, the reasons are not legally justifiable. For example, a...