Consumer law is the one area of law where everyday people are often left to fend for themselves. Sales disputes, rental disputes, and contract breaches all fall into the category of consumer law that you may have to deal with yourself one day.
California’s Department of Consumer Affairs has a ton of great, free, online publications that can be of great help to consumers trying to deal with contractors, auto dealers or landlords.
Got a question about suing your contractor? Landlord keep your security deposit illegally? When can you get your money back form a used car salesman? They have free publications that will help you understand those subjects.
Two sections of the CDCA’s web site are particularly useful:
The free Legal Guides section, which includes detailed legal guides written for the consumer on topics such as Contracting With a Contractor: The Homeowner’s Right to Cancel (K-10); and
Simply browsing through the topics provides a wealth of valuable information on the many everyday aspects of contract and consumer law for no cost.