Orange County


Tenant Rights

The tenant-landlord relationship frequently brings up questions about rights and responsibilities.

The following resources offer you help with frequently asked tenant questions. The cover topics anywhere from when does a landlord have the right to enter my home to what is the eviction process and more. When dealing with your landlord, make sure you understand your rights and their responsibilities. 


Fair Housing Council of Orange County

Under the direction of a volunteer board of directors and with a paid staff of 14, the agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunites, fostering diversity and preserving dignity and human rights.

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Fair Housing Foundation

The purpose of the Fair Housing Foundation is to actively support and promote freedom of residence through education, advocacy, and litigation, to ensure that all persons have the opportunity to secure safe and decent housing that they desire and can afford, without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by laws.

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Tenants' Rights and Responsibilities

A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsiblities.

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Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: California

Know your responsibilities as a tenant. Read your lease agreement carefully!

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A Landlord's Right of Entry

Here are answers to frequently asked questions on a landlord's right to entry.

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Consumer Affairs on Landlord/Tenant

Gain insight to many of the issues facing landlords and tenants. 

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