Santa Cruz Superior Court Self Help Center:
Provides help with Landlord/Tenant issues. The Self Help Center is located at 1 Second Street, Rm. 301 Watsonville, CA 95076 This is a drop-in service. No appointments. For more information about their services and to find the current hours of the Self Help Center visit http://www.santacruzcourt.org or call 831-786-7200 press option 4.
California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA):
Provide various services including help with Tenant and Fair Housing issues. Eligibility requirements for services apply. For more information contact them at 724-2253
Senior Citizens Legal Services:
Helps seniors with tenant rights issues. Eligibility requirements apply. For more information call 426-8824
California Department of Consumer Affairs:
California Tenants - A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities
http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdf gives an overview of landlord/tenant law in California.
Other Legal Guides:
Return of property left behind: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/legal_guides/lt-4.shtml
Legal guide on rent increases: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/legal_guides/lt-2.shtml
California Courts Self Help Center:
FAQs on the eviction/unlawful detainer process. Including special circumstances, such as Mobile Homes or RVs
For Landlords: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1288.htm
For Tenants: http://www.courts.ca.gov/1289.htm