State vs federal law

State vs federal law distinction of the US is an interesting one for a new comer. For example, I was surprised to find that there is no uniform federal sales tax and it not only differs from state to state but from city to city. So, if I want to save money and need to buy clothes for example, all I need to do is drive to Kensington, a city 3 miles from my city, Berkeley. (Berkeley sales tax: 10.25% Kensington: 8.75% )

Lease contracts are governed by a mix of federal and state laws, some of which are quite interesting. For example, according to the federal law under Fair Housing Act, landlords are not allowed to limit the number of children. On the state level, California state law requires landlords to alert potential tenants of any deaths that have occurred on the rental property within the past three years (excluding HIV related deaths). I wonder why.

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H. Afridi

H. Afridi

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Interested in everything good under (and above) the sun. Seeker of truth. Entrepreneur. Health, environment & grassroots sports enthusiast. Productivity freak