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  • 1. Renting Law Chapter 27(about 112 slides)1

2. I am not a lawyer I am a high school teacherFor a complete discussion of California rental law, please see thisvery handy and informative 122-page publication:http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdfCalifornia Tenants A guide to residential tenants and landlordsrights and responsibilities2 3. Landlord Tenant3 4. Landlord TenantOwns the living space 4 5. Landlord TenantOwns the living space Rents the living space 5 6. Landlord Tenant6 7. Landlord provides Tenant provides7 8. Landlord provides Tenant providesHabitable Space8 9. Landlord provides Tenant providesHabitable Space Rent Money 9 10. Landlord receives Tenant receives10 11. Landlord receives Tenant receives Rent Money11 12. Landlord receives Tenant receives Rent Money Quiet Enjoyment12 13. TenancyOccupation of property owned by someone elsefor rentexclusive possessionfor a fixed period of time 13 14. Rent or Lease? 14 15. Rent means Lease means 15 16. Rent meansLease meansJanFeb Mar AprMayJun Jul AugSept Oct Nov DecTenants commit to stay for only one month at a time. 16 17. Rent means Lease meansJanFeb Mar AprJanFeb Mar AprMayJun Jul AugMayJun Jul AugSept Oct Nov DecSept Oct Nov DecTenants commit toTenants commit to stay for longer than a stay for only one month, typically a month at a time.whole year at a time. 17 18. Rent means Lease meansJanFeb Mar AprJanFeb Mar AprMayJun Jul AugMayJun Jul AugSept Oct Nov DecSept Oct Nov DecTenants commit toTenants commit to stay for longer than a stay for only one month, typically a month at a time.whole year at a time. 18 19. Before you move in 19 20. Application Screening FeeNon-refundable screening fee Used by potentiallandlord to do creditcheck/backgroundcheck Not to exceed actualcost of screening20 21. The walkthrough21 22. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work?22 23. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work? Do the toilets work?23 24. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work? Do the toilets work? Is the hot water hot?24 25. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work? Do the toilets work? Is the hot water hot? Does the stove/oven work?25 26. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work? Do the toilets work? Is the hot water hot? Does the stove/oven work? Does the disposal work?26 27. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work? Do the toilets work? Is the hot water hot? Does the stove/oven work? Does the disposal work? Do the doors/windows lock?27 28. The walkthrough Do the electric outlets work? Do the toilets work? Is the hot water hot? Does the stove/oven work? Does the disposal work? Do the doors/windows lock? Are there ice cube trays in the freezer? 28 29. Take pictures during walkthrough29 30. Before you move in 30 31. Written Agreement31 32. Written AgreementDuties of the landlordResponsibilities of the tenanta.k.a. obligationsa.k.a. covenants 32 33. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.33 34. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.34 35. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.35 36. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.36 37. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.37 38. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.38 39. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10. 39 40. 10 special considerations of a rental agreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4.5.6.7.8.9.10. 40 41. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5.6.7.8.9.10.41 42. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5. Waterbed6.7.8.9.10.42 43. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5. Waterbed6. Subletting allowed?7.8.9.10.43 44. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5. Waterbed6. Subletting allowed?7. Yard? Who waters/mows?8.9.10.44 45. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5. Waterbed6. Subletting allowed?7. Yard? Who waters/mows?8. Parking9.10.45 46. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5. Waterbed6. Subletting allowed7. Yard? Who waters/mows?8. Parking9. Permission for parties?10.46 47. 10 special considerations of a rentalagreement1. Pets2. Late charges (typically 5% of the rent)3. Number of people allowed to live there4. Utilities (gas, electricity, water, garbage)5. Waterbed6. Subletting allowed7. Yard? Who waters/mows?8. Parking9. Permission for parties?10.Megans Law notice47 48. www.MegansLaw.ca.gov New Jersey Megans family movednext door Man had previouslyattacked a 5-year oldgirl and a 7-year old girl. Six years in prison Lured Megan into hishouse Attacked and killed her Megans teeth marksfound on his hand She was 748 49. Lets check www.MegansLaw.ca.gov 49 50. Before you move in 50 51. Roommates: Maybe both sign the leaseRoommate 1LandlorRoommate 2d51 52. Roommates: Maybe only one signs the leaseRoommate 1LandlorRoommate 2 d 52 53. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? 53 54. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? How many nights a week? 54 55. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? How many nights a week? Do they pay rent if they stay more than that many nights?55 56. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? How many nights a week? Do they pay rent if they stay more than that many nights? Are the number of overnight guests limited (can I have 20 people stay over)?56 57. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? How many nights a week? Do they pay rent if they stay more than that many nights? Are the number of overnight guests limited (can I have 20 people stay over)? Will dirty dishes stay in the sink overnight?57 58. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? How many nights a week? Do they pay rent if they stay more than that many nights? Are the number of overnight guests limited (can I have 20 people stay over)? Will dirty dishes stay in the sink overnight? Who will vacuum and how often?58 59. Roommate Agreements Can a roommate have a boyfriend stay over night? How many nights a week? Do they pay rent if they stay more than that many nights? Are the number of overnight guests limited (can I have 20 people stay over)? Will dirty dishes stay in the sink overnight? Who will vacuum and how often? Are refrigerator shelves reserved for each person? 59 60. Move-in Costs First months rent60 61. Move-in Costs First months rent Tenants pay the rent, then they live in the apartment. 61 62. Move-in Costs First months rent Security deposit62 63. Security DepositThe tenant paysmoney when theymove in called asecurity deposit. 63 64. Security DepositUsually equal toone months rent.64 65. Security Deposit If a tenant leaves a mess or damage when moving out, the landlord keeps some or all of the security deposit money to clean it up or get it fixed.65 66. Security DepositIf things are cleanand unbrokenwhen the tenantleaves, they willget their securitydeposit back.66 67. Move-in Costs First months rent Security deposit Last months rent Pet security deposit Waterbed deposit67 68. TenancyMonth-to-Month (periodic tenancy)68 69. Tenancy Month-to-Month (periodic tenancy)$600 $600 $600 $600$600 back$60069 70. Tenancy Month-to-Month (periodic tenancy)$600 $600 $600 $600$600 back$600 Lease (tenancy for years)70 71. Tenancy Month-to-Month (periodic tenancy)$600 $600 $600 $600$600 back$600 Lease (tenancy for years)$600 $600 $600$600 $600 $600$600back$60071 72. Quiet Enjoyment72 73. Quiet EnjoymentRenters have the rightto the quiet enjoyment of their living space. 73 74. Quiet EnjoymentLandlords cannot just come into your living space whenever they want to. 74 75. When can the landlord enter your apartment?75 76. When can the landlord enter your apartment? In normal business hours With 24 hour advanced notice For specific reasons76 77. Specific reasons to enter the apartment: Emergency Make necessary repairs Make agreed repairs Show rental to prospective tenants orpurchasers Tenant has abandoned or vacated thepremises Pursuant to court order77 78. Living If a tenant breaks something in the apartment, they should tell the landlord about it right away. 78 79. Living Accidents happen. Fess up right away. 79 80. Damage vs. normal wear-and-tear 80 81. Damage vs. normal wear-and-tearTenants pay for damage.Landlords payfor wear-and-81 82. Tort Liability (who is responsible?) 82 83. Renting Law Chapter 2783 84. Renting LawPlease take the 8-questionRental Law Intro Quizin the Assignments folder. 84 85. Landlord Tenant85 86. Tenant 86 87. TenantLets say thetenants aregoing to CostaRica for threemonths to workon a Peace Corpsproject87 88. TenantLets say thetenants aregoing to CostaRica for threemonths to workon a Peace Cor