Ten Tips for Tenants

Tip 1: Bring your paperwork. The best way to win over a prospective landlord is to be prepared. To get a competitive edge over other applicants, bring the following when you meet the landlord: a completed rental application; written references from landlords, employers, and colleagues; and a current copy of your credit report.
To Get a Copy of Your Credit […]

April 16th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|

Waterbeds and Your Rent

If you are a landlord whether you can refuse to rent to a tenant with a waterbed depends on when the property was built.

Property built before January 1, 1973, and your certificate of occupancy was issued before 1/1/73 you may legally refuse to rent to a tenant who has a waterbed. This isn’t to say that you should ban […]

November 2nd, 2013|Housing|0 Comments|
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    Can a landlord discriminate against certain kinds of tenants in California?

Can a landlord discriminate against certain kinds of tenants in California?

Both federal and State of California law protects the following classes of people from discrimination in housing (a “class” is a group of people who have common characteristics or attributes such as skin color, gender, etc.). A property owner/manager or his or her agent is prohibited from refusing to rent, lease, or sell housing accommodations based on the following:

Federal […]

October 10th, 2013|Housing|0 Comments|