State Law

California Tenants and Landlords: Guide on Rights and Responsibilities by the California Department of Consumer Affairs

Information on Evictions: Information for tenants and landlords about self-help evictions. Resource by the California Courts, Judicial Branch.

Fair Housing Information Presentation: Learn more about Fair Housing under California State law

AB 291 Immigrant Tenant Protection Act: Read more about tenant protections from deportation threats.

Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act: Civil Code Section 1954.50-1954.535 (Costa-Hawkins Act) lists the units that are exempt from rent control. In regard to Ordinance 3148, these units are not exempt from the ordinance as a whole, but only from a legally binding decision for rent increases. "Exempt" units are still subject to Ordinance 3148. Please contact staff if you have further questions.