All significant changes to the rental agreement, such as. B rent increases should also be indicated in the main language in which the negotiations took place. In the event of an offence, the victim may be removed from the rental agreement. It may also mean that contrary to law rent increases have no effect and that the victim may be entitled to reimbursement of rents paid as part of invalid rent increase notices. It is less clear whether other notifications, such as redundancies, that terminate a rental agreement need to be translated. Section 1632 provides that it is to translate “a lease, sublease, lease or lease or other term of the contract or contract of rental”. Termination is not a concept of lease and should not be translated. All owners considering an evacuation should seek the assistance of an experienced lawyer before notifying such notifications in order to avoid such notification being invalidated. About 15.2 million Californians speak a language other than English.

And other Californians don`t speak English well (that`s a joke). The California Translation Act, codified in Civil Code § 1632, regulates transactions that are involved in the five most common non-English languages in California: Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean. The law provides that when a lease is negotiated mainly in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese or Korean, a translated copy of the lease must be provided in that language before the lease is signed, if the lease is longer than one month. The translation must contain essential conditions. However, a translated copy is not required if the tenant has an interpreter during rental negotiations. The interpreter must not be an agent of the owner and must not be a minor and must speak and read with a complete understanding of English and any of the languages mentioned above. Copyright © 2018 by Fried & Williams LLP. All rights reserved.

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