Self Help

Tenant Procedure

The law library has research materials that can help you research landlord-tenant questions in California.

If you would like to speak with someone to ask your questions about this topic directly, 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) 610-6299, or email them at



If you want to meet with LTAC in person, you can visit in person in the law library.

Their walk-in hours are:

Monday – Thursday: 8AM-2PM

Friday: 8AM-12PM

They can also be reached at (661) 610-6299, or via email at

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.


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 access to the LexisNexis Digital Library, or visit to use our research materials in person.








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