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2019 Illegal Late Fee

Q: I rent a residential unit to a tenant on an oral agreement. The rent is due on the 1st of every month. The tenant keeps paying late and I want to charge him late fees. Can I do this? A: No, you cannot charge a late fee without a proper late fee provision in a...

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2019 Section 8 Tenants

Q: I am a landlord of an apartment complex. I have several tenants that receive government assistance through Section 8 housing. All of my Section 8 contracts state the landlord is responsible for paying the water bill. However, I have one tenant that always has a...

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2019 LEASE

Question: I am a landlord and do not want to look for new tenants every year. How many years should I make my lease for? Answer: A lease can be beneficial or disastrous for a landlord. It is beneficial to keep a tenant for multiple years, so you do not lose time and...

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2019 New Laws

Q: I am a landlord and my tenant normally pays me the rent in person. A person I have never met is trying to pay the rent on behalf of my tenant.  The check has the name of the third party on it and I do not want to create a tenancy with this new party.  Do...

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Surviving Small Claims Court

[slideshare id=146141207&doc=howtosurvivesmallclaimscourt-presentation5-190516230340] San Diego Court Website - Small Claims Court http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1424399&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Small Claims Court Forms...

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