Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
This guide provides general information to help prepare litigants (people who go to court without an attorney) to understand the unlawful detainer (also known as “eviction”) process. The unlawful detainer process is the legal process a landlord must go through to evict a tenant.
Electricity is necessary to power the devices we rely on daily. These devices are essential for a person’s health and safety. In 2012, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that California Public Utilities Code Section 451 and 399.2(a) give electric utilities authority to shut off the electric power to protect public safety.
If you have a disability, are experiencing homelessness, and have a service animal, the law enables you to have it with you in public places and in your housing, including in homeless shelters.
This fact sheet gives information on how tenants can protect their rights when their landlord files an eviction lawsuit. An eviction lawsuit is called an “Unlawful Detainer.” Once a landlord files an “Unlawful Detainer” lawsuit, a tenant can prevent being thrown out of their home by formally responding to the lawsuit and filing documents in court. One way to respond to the lawsuit is to complete and file an “Answer.”
A service animal may be trained by a professional, a friend, a family member, or the person with a disability.
This fact sheet discusses the rights of people with disabilities in the Section 8 Voucher Program. Please know that different rules may apply to the Project-Based Section 8 Program.
This fact sheet discusses the rights of people with disabilities to be free from disability-based discrimination in housing under federal and California law.
This tells you about your right to have an assistance animal when your housing does not allow pets. Assistance animal means an animal you need lives in your home. It can be a service animal or an emotional support animal. This pub tells you what to do if your landlord will not let you keep your assistance animal and tells you where to get help.
If you are a dependent adult1 living in the community, abuse and neglect can take many different forms, including when you are made to live in poor and unsafe living conditions, or when your landlord or home operator2 attempts to kick you out of your home suddenly and without cause.