Homeownership

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Ask questions and get answers, in real time, right here on the Internet, from live law librarians throughout California.

If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

What should a tenant do if his or her apartment needs repairs? Can a landlord force a tenant to move? How many days notice does a tenant have to give a landlord before the tenant moves? Can a landlord raise a tenant’s rent? California Tenants—A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities answers these questions and many others.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

The comprehensive guide to making purchases and dealing with companies.

If your complaint is regarding one of the following: Banks, Business and Industrial Development Corporations (BIDCO), Credit Unions, Local Agency Security Program (LASP), Money Transmitters, Premium Finance Companies, Trust Companies and Departments, California Finance Lenders, California Residential Mortgage Lenders, Capital Access Companies, Check Sellers, Bill Payers and Proraters, Deferred Deposit Transactions (Commonly known as Payday Loans), Escrow Agents/ Escrow Laws, Franchises, Investment Advisers, and Mortgage Loan Originators Securities Broker Dealers.

Housing counselors throughout the country can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

Good faith; prompt, honest, and timely communications; fair claims; cooperative investigation; additional living expenses; adjusting and paying your dwelling claim; contractors; fair depreciation; examination under oath; and complaints.

Will they "take" homes from Medi-Cal clients after they die?

Info about how reverse mortgages work, types of reverse mortgages available, and how to get the best deal on a reverse mortgage.

Communicating with your insurance company is an incredibly important part of the claims process. The insurance company may try to handle your claim by telephone, with no records.

The purpose of this booklet is to provide basic information about using the services of a mortgage broker, which may assist you in making an informed decision when seeking a home loan

The booklet describes generally the steps involved in the resident purchase of a mobilehome park, points out some problems common to resident purchase and provides information which is designed to help you understand your role in the process.

A step-by-step guide on what to do when your lender changes your home equity line of credit.

Your rights when dealing with bad home equity loans.

Depending on your situation, you may need to hire a public adjuster, a lawyer, a construction estimator, an industrial hygienist or other type of expert.