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The Rights of a Tenant in CA

Legal Guidance Knowledgeable Glendale Tenant Rights Attorney

In California, renters’ rights is a major issue that can become difficult to manage for both landlords and tenants if the problems are not immediately addressed. Renters’ rights are something not often discussed at the onset of a rental agreement.

It is important that you know what your rights are, and how you can assert them if there is a dispute between the landlord and you, the renter.

When Is a Landlord in the Wrong?

Some of the most common instances of when a landlord is in the wrong are when the landlord fails to provide the minimum accepted standard of habitability. As an example, you file a complaint with your landlord about a repair—the faucet, the air conditioner or furnace, or a blown electrical fuse, as examples—and the landlord fails to handle the repairs. When your unit no longer becomes habitable, the landlord is breaching the duty to create a livable space.

Some tips that can help assert your tenant rights:

  • Review the lease carefully before signing
  • Document everything in writing
  • Consider purchasing renter’s insurance
  • Protect your security deposit by noting all of the pre-existing damage in the unit and always
  • You have the right to privacy; make a note of any privacy issues, such as the amount of notice a landlord can provide to enter your unit
  • Resolve issues with your landlord first before resorting to civil suits

Our Glendale tenant rights attorneys understand there may be cases when taking legal action may be necessary. For example, there are federal laws in place to prevent landlords from discriminating against a tenant based on race, religion, gender, age, etc., as examples. Landlords must be transparent in their decisions to refuse rental, and discrimination is, therefore, a violation of this law.

Contact Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers APC

Should you have any questions about a dispute with your landlord, have questions about landlord tenant laws, or would like to learn more about California tenant rights, please do not hesitate to contact our Glendale tenant rights lawyers as soon as possible. Your well-being and your rights are our priority.

To get started, contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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