Landlord Duty to Repair and Maintain
California tenants have the right to a habitable house or apartment, and it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the house or apartment is in fact habitable.
Landlords must abide by building codes and maintain house or apartment in a habitable and clean living condition. If the landlord is violating this duty, there are a number of ways a tenant may be able to respond, which may include: filing a lawsuit, moving out, withholding rent, and being compensated for relocation. A mold injury attorney may be able to better assist you and guide you through the process.
Anything that presents a health or safety risk to the tenants of the house or apartment may be a violation of a tenant’s rights.
If any of the following apply to you and your living situation, strongly consider consulting with an experienced mold attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
Common habitability issues include:
1) Mold contamination and water damage;
2) Landlord’s failure to timely respond to tenant’s notices;
3) Roaches, bedbugs and rodents due to the landlord’s negligence:
4) Non-functional plumbing, heating, electrical, or other utilities;
5) Asbestos contamination; and
6) Conditions which make your home unsafe and uninhabitable.
These issues may put your health and safety at risk. Please reach out to us today for a free consultation.