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Day Care Business

No, you cannot prohibit your tenants from starting the day care. Under California law, houses, condos, and apartment units may be used to run a small family day care business. These laws were passed in order to make childcare more readily available for working parents...

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Notices of Change of Ownership or Management

Pursuant to California Civil Code § 1962 a landlord must provide a notice of change of ownership or management anytime there is a new owner, manager, or contact information has changed. The notice or contract must include the following information: name, telephone...

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When to Ask for Cash

No, you cannot demand the tenant pay you in cash solely because it is your preference. Yes, when your tenant tries to pay you with a dishonored check you may demand a cash payment for the following three months from the date the check was dishonored if your lease or...

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Overcharging Section 8 Tenants

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 really...

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