Landlord/rental questions abound in the Golden State

What’s up with your rental deposit? Can a landlord deny you a one-bedroom apartment because you have a kid? What’s up with really, really late rent?

Landlord/rental questions abound in the Golden State, and one place to get down to cases is an L.A. Times blog by Martin Eichner. Granted, as director of Housing Counseling Programs for a Bay Area nonprofit, he has a renter’s POV, he’s still a voice of clarity.

You know how it’s all “it depends” on legal-ish blogs? Not here. On that “with a kid” question, he says that, because federal standards “… allow any two people to share the one bedroom, the housing provider has engaged in discrimination by deciding that a mother and son do not have the same right.”

Check it out for yourself, click here.