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5 Tips on Security Deposits
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5 Tips on Security Deposits

🔑🏠 Your Ultimate Guide to Security Deposits in California! | Tenant Tip Tuesday 🔑🏠 Navigating security deposits can be tricky, but we're here to make it simple and stress-free! 💼📋 Join Jorge Rivera from the Healing and Justice Center for this week's Tenant Tip Tuesday, where we dive deep into the world of security deposits, the upcoming AB 12 changes, and how to protect your rights and your wallet. 🚀 What You'll Learn: 🛑 The new caps on security deposits for both furnished and unfurnished rentals. 📅 Key details about AB 12's rollout and how it affects you. 📸 Tips on documentation and giving proper notice to protect your deposit. ⏰ Understanding the timeline for getting your deposit back. 🤝 What to do if your deposit isn't returned or accounted for properly. 📌 Follow Us: 📸 Instagram: @Healing4Justice 🐦 Twitter: @Healing4Justice 👍 Facebook: @Healing4Justice 🖇️ LinkedIN: @Healing4Justice 🙏 Support Our Mission: Your donations keep our Tenant Tip videos and counseling services free! Consider supporting us: Venmo: http://www.venmo.com/u/Healing4Justice CashApp: https://cash.app/$Healing4Justice Zelle: 310-766-3246 Donation Site: https://givebutter.com/healing4justice Every bit helps us continue our mission to empower tenants. Thank you! 🌟 (For California Tenants) These tenant tips are particularly useful for tenants in California and Southern CA. Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Join forces with your neighbors and advocate for your rights. As always, if you're in Southern CA and need counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more empowering tenant tips every Tuesday! 🌟👥💪 #TenantRights #SecurityDeposit #CaliforniaTenants #HousingTips #TenantTipTuesday
5 Essential Tips for Smooth Apartment Transitions: Applying, Moving In & Out
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5 Essential Tips for Smooth Apartment Transitions: Applying, Moving In & Out

🌟 YouTube Video Description (English) 🌟 🏠 "5 Essential Tips for Smooth Apartment Transitions: Applying, Moving In & Out" 🚚 🤔 Navigating the apartment rental process? We're here to help! In our latest video, we delve into the essentials of applying for an apartment, making your move-in a breeze, and handling your move-out like a pro. Perfect for both first-time renters and experienced tenants looking for extra insights! 💡 🔑 Highlights: Smart Start: Maximize your application with fee caps and smart use of Reusable Tenant Screening Reports. 💼 Inspect to Protect: Your must-do checklist for a smooth move-in. 📋 Snapshot Your Space: Document your apartment’s condition for peace of mind. 📸 Checklist Champion: Organize your move-in with our easy strategies. ✅ Exit Strategy: Seamless move-out tips for a stress-free transition. 🚪 📖 Stay Informed: Learn how to efficiently apply for an apartment. Understand the importance of detailed move-in inspections. Gain tips on documenting your space for future reference. Prepare effectively for your move-out to avoid any surprises. 👍 Like, Share, and Subscribe for more expert advice on apartment living! Join our community for regular updates on tenant rights and practical rental tips. 🔔 📌 Follow Us: 📸 Instagram: @Healing4Justice 🐦 Twitter: @Healing4Justice 👍 Facebook: @Healing4Justice 🖇️ LinkedIN: @Healing4Justice 🔗 Related Videos: (For California Tenants) These tenant tips are particularly useful for tenants in California and Southern CA. Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Join forces with your neighbors and advocate for your rights. As always, if you're in Southern CA and need counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516.
5 Tips on Rental Leases and Contracts
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5 Tips on Rental Leases and Contracts

🌟 YouTube Video Description (English) 🌟 🏠 "5 Essential Tips about Rental Leases and Contracts" 📝 🤔 Struggling to understand your rental lease? We've got you covered! In this video, we break down everything you need to know about rental leases and contracts. Whether you're a first-time renter or a seasoned tenant, these tips are invaluable! 💡 🔑 Highlights: Negotiate Everything: Don’t just accept the terms. Negotiate! 💼 Fixed Term vs. Month-to-Month: Pros and cons of each lease type. 🔄 Language Rights: You can request your lease in your preferred language. 🌐 Access to Your Contract: Know your rights to a contract copy. 📄 Essential Lease Details: Must-know details in your lease. 📊 📖 Stay Informed: Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Understand the nuances of different lease types. Tips on how to navigate the negotiation process. 👍 Like, Share, and Subscribe for more informative content! Join our community for regular updates on real estate and rental tips. 🔔 📌 Follow Us: 📸 Instagram: @Healing4Justice 🐦 Twitter: @Healing4Justice 👍 Facebook: @Healing4Justice 🖇️ LinkedIN: @Healing4Justice 🔗 Related Videos: (For California Tenants) ************** These tenant tips apply mostly to tenants in California and Southern CA specifically. ************** Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Get together with your neighbors and advocate As always, if you're in Southern CA and you need some counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516.
Important Tips on Rental Notices_Part 2
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Important Tips on Rental Notices_Part 2

Tenant Tip Tuesday_Important Tips on Rental Notices_Part 2 (For California Tenants) ************** These tenant tips apply mostly to tenants in California and Southern CA specifically. ************** This video goes over Important Tips on Rental Notices_Part 2 in CA: 🤔 All Notices are just that, "notices" - They are not evictions - they must be filled out completely and correctly for them to be valid - they must also be delivered in written form and in the appropriate manner...they cannot be by email, text, verbal or otherwise...they must be in writing! ⌗1️⃣ - 3 Day Notice To Pay or Quit 📍Usually given when there is a past due balance of rent; many times these are given as scare tactics for late payments and other fees; Late fees and other costs are arguable but should be advised legally about #2️⃣- 3 Day Notice to Cure or Quit 📍These are usually if there is a term of the lease that has been violated and they want you to do something and take some action; these also don't include holidays and weekends #3️⃣- 3 Day Notice to Quit/Terminate Tenancy 📍This is usually issued if there is a gross violation of some term of the lease and there is no ability to cure; this can happen if there is a crime being committed in the unit such as illegal actions like domestic violence; keep in mind that the survivors of domestic violence have additional protections! #4️⃣ - 24 Hour Notices 📍Must be filled out completely and delivered a full 24 hours before entering the unit 📍Can only enter for specific reasons and only during normal business hours unless given permission to enter any other time. ✅ None of the 3 Day notices or 24 hour notices include holidays and weekends anymore ✅ The countdown starts from the time you received the notice and not the time they dated the notice; so make note of when you received it, by either emailing or texting someone that you received it and when you received it. ************** Be sure to share this out and subscribe to our channel! ************** Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Get together with your neighbors and advocate ! As always, if you're in Southern CA and you need some counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516.
Important Tips on Rental Notices_Part 1
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Important Tips on Rental Notices_Part 1

Tenant Tip Tuesday_3 Tips on Rental Notices_Part 1 (For California Tenants) ************** These tenant tips apply mostly to tenants in California and Southern CA specifically. ************** This video goes over 3 Tips on Rental Notices_Part 1 in CA: ⌗1️⃣ - 30 Day Notices 📍 Should be receiving a minimum 30 days if you lived in your unit for less than one year 📍 If you started a new lease in a new unit and you've been there less than a year, even though you've lived in the building for longer, they are only required that you receive 30 days #2️⃣- 60 Day Notices 📍If you lived in your unit for more than a year, then a minimum 60 days must be provided #3️⃣- 90 Day Notices 📍If you are Section 8 or have your unit in foreclosure, then the minimum amount of notice is 90 Days ✅ These are all just "Notices" and not actual 'evictions' - They only let you know that ✅ Cannot lock you out, change your locks or prevent you from entering the unit after those notices expire and come due...they can't take your things out either 🚨 If they do any of these things, you have the right to call the police and/or you can sue for an illegal eviction ✅ After the time is up on the notices, your credit report cannot be affected by this. ✅ If your unit is covered by AB1482, then it mus state the reason for the notice and state your rights under CA law ❇️ If you are covered by other local Just Cause eviction protections or Rent Stabilization, then the notices might come with other protections ************** Be sure to share this out and subscribe to our channel! ************** Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Get together with your neighbors and advocate As always, if you're in Southern CA and you need some counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516.
4 Tips on Paying Rent
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4 Tips on Paying Rent

Tenant Tip Tuesday_4 Tips on Paying Rent (For California Tenants) ************** These tenant tips apply mostly to tenants in California and Southern CA specifically. This video goes over 4 tips to knwo about paying rent in CA: #1 - The owner/manager is not able to force you to pay rent using online systems and/or in cash. Many tenants are not able to access online services and so forcing tenants to pay this way can be discriminatory and it migth incur additional costs. We have heard of tenants paying at convenience stores and even depositing money directly into the accounts of the owners, which we highly advise against. We recommend that you pay rent in check/money order and send it via certified mail using the US Postal Service. #2 - It is your right to receive a receipt for your rental payment. Whatever you choose to pay for rent, it is important to get a receipt for the payment so you have your documentation and proof that rent was paid. Sometimes for other income related services, one must show history of paying rent and having these as proof can also be helpful. Mainly, you don't ever wan to be told you didn't pay rent and have no proof of it. #3 - Your rental payment is due on the date stated in the lease and/or rental agreement. This is negotiable and you can work with the owner/manager to change the dates based on when you get paid or receive your income. We know some tenants have negotiated to pay rent in the middle of the month because that is when they receive their money/paychecks. Normally, you should have 3-5 days as a grace period to pay rent before it is considered late, so make sure that is also included in your agreement/lease. #4 - Late payments must be justified and cannot be punitive. A lot of people don't know that a late payment has to be justified by the owner/manager in order to be charge a late fee. For example, if the owner suffers a cost/fee because the tenant paid the rent late, then they can pass this fee on to the tenant...this is an example of it being justified. An owner/manger cannot arbitrarily charge a percentage or base cost just because it is late, because it cannot be punitive. So, you can negotiate this fee at the time of signing your agreement or to request that the cost is justified before paying. ************** Be sure to share this out and subscribe to our channel! ************** Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Get together with your neighbors and advocate As always, if you're in Southern CA and you need some counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516.
3 Tips on AB1482_The Tenant Protection Act
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3 Tips on AB1482_The Tenant Protection Act

Tenant Tip Tuesday_3 Tips on The Tenant Protection Act (For California Tenants) ************** AB 1482 - The Tenant Protection Act (TPA) of 2019 Went into effect on January 1, 2022 and offers TWO strong protections for tenants: ************* 1. Rent Cap - If your unit qualifies under the TPA, your maximum allowable increase (per year or 12 month period) is 10% - TPA says the max they can raise your rent is 5% + CPI (Consumer Price Index) AKA The rate of inflation but cannot exceed 10% - It can be raised multiple times but can't equal more than 10% per year 2. Just Cause - eviction protections - You cannot be evicted without a JUST CAUSE 2a. AT FAULT (Just Cause) - Things like: no paying your rent; being nuisance; destroying property; doing something illegal; violating lease terms, etc. - These are just reason for evictions 2b. NO FAULT (Just Cause) - 4 reasons not the fault of the tenant for which than can evict you: a) Substantial Renovations b) Owner or close family member moving in c) Demolishing unit d) Removing from rental market Also important to note: 1) If you are being evicted, your notification must have all the proper and legal language on the notice or it is considered insufficient 2) If you are being evicted for NO FAULT, your notice must notify you of your right to 1 month's relocation assistance...can be in the form of cash or last month rent free ************** Be sure to share this out and subscribe to our channel! ************** Remember, WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER, WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! Get together with your neighbors and advocate As always, if you're in Southern CA and you need some counseling, give us a call at (888) 758-8516.
5 Tips on Rent Increases
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