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Consumer Protection Unit

"Consumer Corner" Columns in the Santa Monica Daily Press

 

    Credit Reports and Protecting Your Identity

    Students and Educators Protected from No-Fault Evictions During School Year

    How Much Does My Meal Really Cost?

    California's False Advertising Law

    How to Spot and Avoid Rental Scams

    Tenant vs. Tenant

    Charities: Do Your Homework Before You Donate

    Privacy Rights for Tenants (Part 2) 

    Public Smoking in Santa Monica

    What if My Landlord Offers Me a Buyout? 

    Temporary Relocation Payments for Santa Monica Tenants

    "No Section 8" Policies by Landlords Now Unlawful in Santa Monica

    Small Claims Court

    All That Glitters Is Not a Good Investment     

    Buying a Used Car

    Putting More Eyes on Human Trafficking in Los Angeles County

    Ellis Evictions

    Hate-Related Harassment On the Rise

    Help, I'm Being Evicted!

    Clearing the Air in Santa Monica's Apartments and Condos

    How to Avoid the Contractor Blues

    Are Those Products Really Eco-Friendly?

    Living in Santa Monica with Emotional Support Animals

    When Credit Cards Keep on Paying

    When Can a Landlord Enter a Tenant's Unit? 

    What if the Landlord Won't Accept My Rent?

    Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications

    Housing Discrimination in Santa Monica? 

    The Tenant Harassment Law

    Donate With Care!

    What Santa Moniica's Consumer Protection Division Can Do For You

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