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Los Angeles Slumlord Litigation

Rental Property Maintenance and Your Rights

Slumlord litigation refers to legal action taken against a landlord who refuses to maintain his or her building to a standard fit for habitation. Most landlords are responsible with the care of their properties. It does unfortunately happen, however, that some are more concerned with collecting rent than addressing the standard of living or the health and safety of their tenants.

Some of the circumstances that render a property "untenantable" by legal standards include:

  • Ineffective weather protection and waterproofing
  • Ineffective heat sources
  • Plumbing that is not in good working order
  • Lack of hot and cold running water
  • Inoperable electrical appliances
  • Floors, stairways and railings that need repair
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Infestation of vermin and rodents
  • Dirty trash receptacles

A Los Angeles tenants' rights lawyer can help to determine your best course of legal action if you are struggling with any of the above or below items, as a unit may also be considered untentantable if it has:

  • Lead paint
  • Leaks or damp rooms
  • Inadequate ventilation
  • Insufficient sanitation
  • No kitchen sink
  • Improper wiring
  • Malfunctioning mechanical equipment
  • Improper room and space dimensions
  • Broken windows or doors
  • Deteriorated foundations or floors, buckling walls, sagging ceilings or crumbling plaster

Los Angeles Tenants' Rights Attorneys

The team at the law offices of Campbell and Farahani, LLP, will fight relentlessly for your rights as a tenant. You should not have to pay rent to live in a building that is not maintained. We can look into the specifics of your case and advise you about your legal options. You may be able to sue your landlord for rent previously paid and have the court order the needed repairs.

Contact a Los Angeles tenants' rights lawyer regarding your options for slumlord litigation.

Campbell & Farahani, LLP - Los Angeles Tenants’ Rights Attorney
Located at 15233 Ventura Blvd., Suite 408 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. View Map
Phone: (818) 999-4242