real estate


Question by  ksmith (24)

How are California rental agreements different from those in most other states?

I am being relocated to California soon and have heard nightmares about rental agreements.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The state does not create rental agreements; landlords do. Potential renters should be smart, read the fine print and engage a professional as needed to avoid problems.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Whatever you sign, despite the state, can be binding. The state posts tenant rights online, which can supersede a landlord's agreement, but if you have signed it, the court may honor it. California tends to protect tenants, but is strong in protecting the "general well-being" which can supersede individual rights.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

California's rental agreements require more notice of an eviction if the property is sold while the renter is there. It takes longer to complete an eviction for nonpayment.

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