Protecting California tenants' rights since 1971! Protect your rights as a California renter with this guide to tenant-landlord law, free of the legalese. Whether you're applying for a rental unit, defending an eviction, or "caught" in a foreclosed rental, California Tenants' Rights provides you with the specific, current information you need. Find out how to: understand and negotiate a lease inspect a rental before moving in fight discrimination get needed repairs and maintenance deal with a nosy landlord break a lease with minimum fall-out get your security deposit back figure out rules for rent increases fiight an eviction Many tenants have to deal with roommates who don't pull their weight, neighbors who routinely engage in illegal activities, landlords who don't know -- or wont follow -- national or state laws and local rent ordinances. Use this book to give you the information and tips you need to protect and assert your rights as a renter in California. The 18th edition of California Tenants' Rights is completely updated with the latest laws and official legal forms, and covers new legislation on protections for tenants caught in foreclosed properties.