Landlord-tenant law can be complex. Legal issues arise out of both contract law and tort law and can involve federal, state, and local law (aka ordinances). Additionally, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019, which went into effect on January 1, 2020 and offered eviction protection and rent-ceiling protection to tenants statewide, also presented an additional layer of complexity.
On this website, you can find free written materials that include answers to common questions about local rent ordinances and landlord-tenant terminology. Follow the links for more information on the following: