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If you move to California, you have to register your vehicle in California. You can't continue to operate under the registration of the state you moved from. See California DMV brochure HTVR 33. Even if you don't become a California resident, you might have to register the vehicle in California: "A vehicle must be registered in California if it is based in ...


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A landlord may have an agent, whether an employee or a family member, prepare an itemized statement of deductions on the landlord's behalf. The landlord is just as responsible for its contents as if the landlord had prepared it personally, and the tenant need not know or care who actually prepared it. If it is knowingly excessive, that may constitute bad ...


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Various US Federal laws, including the Clean Air act, identify air pollution as a matter of interstate commerce, and assert exclusive Federal control over it, except as specifically permitted by those laws. The Clean Air act specifically provides for the California exception to set higher standards, and for other states to follow the CA rules if they so ...


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Given California law regarding security deposits, especially the part about the initial inspection, it seems that you had prior written notice of the damage to the paint, and relying on ?verbal statements by the landlord that it required "repainting a few scuff marks, but it shouldn't cost you too much", you let the landlord effect repairs (rather than doing ...


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In a normal residential lease, the tenant is responsible for damage beyond ordinary wear and tear. Scuff marks may or may not be ordinary wear and tear depending on their severity and how they were caused. For example, scuff marks in a hall or stair caused by normal movement would be ordinary wear and tear and therefore the landlord's cost while a scrape ...


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The landlord is obligated to let the existing tenant stay in that they cannot legally physically remove them or change the locks without a court order. The business between the landlord and holdover tenant doesn't involve you. All that matters is that the landlord told you that the unit would not be ready for you. Your lease should have a section ...


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There is one sense in which a landlord may have to "let" a tenant stay, which is that they cannot physically evict a holdover tenant themselves. The landlord has to file suit against the tenant, and if they win the case the sheriff will eventually remove them. In this scenario we are talking about a matter of days. But if the landlord permits them to stay ...


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Yes. The tort of trespass addresses this situation. In California, the plaintiff in a trespass suit must prove five things: Plaintiff occupied the property; Defendant negligently entered plaintiff's property (this can include an entry by the defendant, or by tangible objects that the defendant caused to enter the property, Newhall Land & Farming Co. ...


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Audio recordings require consent, video recordings do not. It would be an invasion of privacy to sneak into a person's bathroom and set up a secret shower cam, which you aren't doing. It would be trespassing to break into a person's living room (you need not even install a camera). But you have a right to be in your half of a shared garage. You can legally ...


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