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The Brinton Firm specializes in representing tenants across Los Angeles County.
Your landlord has a legal requirement to be sure all rental units are properly maintained. If your apartment is infested with vermin such as roaches, rats, mice, or bedbugs, or your electricity, plumbing or other utility services are not functioning properly, contact us today and let us help.
When asbestos or lead paint are disturbed — for example, by construction workers or maintenance teams–the result can be catastrophic. Asbestos and lead paint debris and dust can contaminate your personal belongings and make you ill, both now and for many years afterwards. A significant remediation process is often necessary, and must begin as soon as possible. If you have learned that your home contains these dangerous substances, contact us right away for a determination of your rights and your options for dealing with the problem.
If you’ve injured yourself on another person’s property due to their negligence in maintaining their property, we can help determine if you have a case against the property owner. We have extensive experience in these types of cases.
Sometimes, the conditions in a rental unit are so bad that you are forced to move out of your home. Other times, a landlord may try to force you out out by changing the locks, shutting off the power, failing to fix serious problems, or even tearing the rental unit down or setting it on fire! If you have been forced to leave your home through no fault of your own, you may have suffered a constructive, wrongful, or forcible eviction. We have helped many tenants to recover damages, often significant damages, under these circumstances.
Throughout LA County, many landlords decide to “create” their own apartment units, live-work spaces, or other residential dwellings by illegally converting warehouses, garages, or office space into housing. Illegal units are usually built without permits or any government inspection whatsoever, so they represent a significant danger to the tenant. Under these circumstances, the landlord generally has no legal right to collect rent. Additionally, the City or County of Los Angeles may red-tag the building, thus forcing all the tenants to move out on five minutes’ notice. If you believe you are living in an illegal unit, call us today. We may be able to help.