Los Angeles Landlord-Tenant Lawyers

The Brinton Firm handles cases involving landlord-tenant relationships and disputes. With the Southern California area having such a vast amount of rental properties, both commercial and residential, our law firm is very knowledgeable in all types of cases for landlords and tenants. Our team of experts knows and understands the complexities of the legal system and how it relates to the landlord-tenant relationship in this area.

Regardless of how simple or complex your case may be, we are able to help. Our experience in these types of cases will be a tremendous benefit to you.

Examples of tenant – landlord cases we litigate include:

  • Broken leases or breached leases. This could be a tenant vacating the property before the lease ends or a dispute over terms.
  • Disputes of charges or payments. These types of cases usually come about when there has been a repair made and there is a dispute over who is responsible for the payment.
  • Determining responsibility in different cases – discerning if this is something that the landlord is contractually obligated to or if it would be the responsibility of the tenant to cover.
  • Violation of local rent control laws. In SoCal, this includes LARSO, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica rent control ordinances.
  • Illegal or substandard construction claims. These may also fall under our habitability cases. The landlord is required to provide housing that is structurally sound and safe, with working utilities.

All tenants have rights

Our legal team will ensure that you understand your rights and are being treated fairly and within the legal requirements by your landlord. Other areas that we review include knowing what your rental contract has to say about security deposits and what they can be used for, pets on the property, and what type of access the landlord can have to the property. We also protect tenants’ rights under local rent control ordinances, including the Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica rent control laws. With the current housing shortage, many landlords will do whatever it takes to drive rent-controlled tenants from their homes in order to raise the rents or to put the units on Airbnb.

It’s important that your law firm knows not only the state laws but also local laws and policies that apply to rent-controlled communities. The Brinton Firm has worked on many cases in this area, making us very familiar with the laws and regulations of the area.

Our mission at The Brinton Firm is to provide the highest quality legal services in Southern California. We fully understand and respect that each case is unique and should be treated as such. There is no such thing as a “one-size- fits-all” approach to providing legal counsel. We will meet with you to discuss the specifics of your case and customize a plan to help you.