Community Housing:  Legal Information and Mediation



The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities by Attorneys David Brown and Ralph Warner, Nolo Press.

The California Landlord's Law Book: Evictions by Attorney David Brown, Nolo Press.

California Tenant's Rights by Attorney Janet Portman and Attorney David Brown, Nolo Press

Landlording by Leigh Robinson.

Legal Information and Mediation

These agencies provide general information about landlord/tenant law, mediation, and referrals. There is also a 24-hour crisis line for emergencies. (408) 279-8228.

Stanford:  ASSU Legal Counseling Office (for Stanford students only).

Menlo Park: City of Menlo Park Mediation, 858-3360.

Palo Alto and Stanford: Peninsula Area Information & Referral Service/Palo Alto Mediation Program, 856-4062.

Mountain View: Mountain View Mediation, 960-0495.

Redwood City (San Mateo County): Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, 571-0367.

Sunnyvale, Cupertino and Santa Clara: Project Sentinel, (408) 720-9888.

Small Claims Court

Santa Clara County Small Claims Court, (408) 882-2700.

San Mateo County Small Claims Court, 363-4303.

Links to Related Sites

California Civil Code. Text of the California Civil Code, sections 1940-1954.1. Habitability and repairs are covered under sections 1941 and 1942; lease terms and notices of termination are covered in sections 1944-1946; security deposits are covered in section 1950.5; abandonment is covered under section 1951.3; a landlord's right to enter the property is section 1954.

Fair Housing: It's Your Right. Information about the Fair Housing Act.

Nolo Press. Self help law books and software, including three excellent books on landlord-tenant law.

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