College Student Rentals: Legal Issues for Roommates, Parents, Guarantors, and Landlords

Thursday, September 5, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
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Category: Educational Webinars

Are you a college student preparing to rent your first apartment? Are you a parent or guardian worried about signing a lease guarantee for your child?

Join us for an informative presentation designed to address the unique challenges and concerns associated with student rentals, co-hosted by local real estate attorney Clifford Fried and the Berkeley Property Owners Association.

Key Topics Include:

For Parents and Guardians:

  • Understanding Financial Responsibility: Know what it means to be a guarantor and the financial implications involved.
  • Preparing for Unexpected Costs: Learn about potential extra charges beyond rent and how to avoid surprises.
  • Maintaining a Healthy Parent-Child Relationship: Tips for discussing financial responsibilities and setting clear expectations to avoid conflicts.
  • Exploring Alternatives: Find out if there's a more financially viable option for your student, like lower security deposits or shared living arrangements.

For Housing Providers:

  •  Managing Immaturity and Potential Damage: Learn how to set clear expectations and safeguard your property against accidental or intentional damage.
  •  Handling Noise Complaints: Discover strategies for maintaining a peaceful living environment and addressing issues promptly.
  • Establishing Clear Expectations with Lease Agreements and House Rules: Understand how a well-drafted lease and clearly defined house rules can help prevent disputes, set boundaries, and ensure a smooth rental experience for housing providers and tenants.
  • Mitigating Financial Risks: Understand the importance of thorough tenant screening and the benefits of requiring co-signers.

This event is a must-attend for college students, their families, and landlords considering renting to students. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to ensure a smooth rental experience for all parties involved.

Note: Attending this educational webinar is free - register now! 

Meet our Co-host:


 Clifford E. Fried of Fried, Williams, and Grice Conner LLP has been a real estate lawyer for almost 40 years, focusing his practice on leasing law, rent control, and occupancy issues. He has handled hundreds of trials and appeals in his career. He lectures on various real property issues and writes for several local apartment magazines and publications. He maintains the highest ratings by Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine since 2005.

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