CAN A LANDLORD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAIN KINDS OF TENANTS?

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.).

Disabled people have significant protections when they rent living space. First, when you are seeking a rental, landlords are not allowed to ask […]

February 25th, 2015|Housing|Comments Off on CAN A LANDLORD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAIN KINDS OF TENANTS?|

Sonoma County Small Claims Advisors new phone number and information

The Sonoma County Small Claims Advisors Office provides free procedural and legal information to Small Claims litigants regarding their rights and responsibilities under California Law. They help claimants with a variety of issues and disputes. Most common are landlord-tenant disputes, unfulfilled contracts, complaints about contractors and disputes among neighbors. About 50 percent have already filed claims or received a […]

May 7th, 2014|Housing|0 Comments|

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|