Your Rights

Your rights as a renter

The California Supreme Court has ruled that you have the right to a habitable dwelling. This means your landlord has a legal obligation to repair items that affect the home's livability, including: Fixing broken stoves, pipes, unsafe stairwells and other hazards in a reasonable amount of time, which is usually defined as days. You also have the right to privacy. Your landlord cannot enter the rental property without 24 hours notice or your consent. Please see some of the links below to review your rights as a tenant.

California Department of Consumer Affairs

California Department of Consumer Affairs: Tenant's Rights Handbook

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Renter's page

California Tenants - A guide to Residential Tenants'

and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities