Self Help

Tenant Procedure

One of the most signficant effects that Covid-19 has had is on the subject of landlord-tenant issues.  The rules seem to be changing regularly, and it can be extremely confusing for landlords and tenants alike.

If you were not aware, there is a specialized unit of legal assistants that deal only with issues of Landlord-Tenant law.  This is the Shriver Project’s Landlord-Tenant Assistance Center (LTAC for short).  If you need information (not advice) on a Landlord-Tenant issue, we encourage you to contact them at (661) 868-4660, or email them at ltac@kern.courts.ca.gov.

 

APPOINTMENT ACCESS

If you want to meet with LTAC in person, you should contact them to schedule an appointment.  They can be reached at (661) 868-4660, or via email at ltac@kern.courts.ca.gov.

If you do not get through to an LTAC staff member directly, you should leave a message with clear contact communication , a case number if you have one, and you should note if you are the tenant in the case.

LTAC will allow walk-in visits beginning April 4, 2022, Monday through Friday (except court holidays) between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  Walk-ins cannot be seen before or after those hours, and walk-ins will be seen on a first-come first-served basis.

 

INFORMATION RESOURCES

For a site for resources for both landlords and tenants curated by the State of California, please click here.

You may also wish to visit the Judicial Branch’s website on the subject of eviction from the perspective of a tenant by clicking here.  

If you are interested in researching the subject matter of Landlord-Tenant law in more depth, contact the Law Library for a free temporary license to Westlaw to check out The Rutter Group’s Landlord-Tenant Practice Guide.

 

FORMS

For a site with form packets for use by both landlords and tenants, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hours

Monday - Thursday:
8am-4pm
Friday:
8am-3:30pm

Location and Phone

1415 Truxtun Ave, Rm. 301 Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 868-5320

Available Services

Including library services & resources availble for use

Information and Guidance

For example, which forms to complete and how to file them.