The Brinton Firm

Los Angeles Tenant Attorney

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At the Brinton Firm PC,  we believe strongly in protecting your right to a safe and secure home. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars from landlords through legal settlements that hold landlords accountable for negligence, illegal practices, and unsafe or slum-like properties. 

We specialize cases that involve a tenant-landlord relationship under California State law, including cases concerning a legal breach of the implied warranty of habitability.

In the state of California, habitability laws are legal and civil protections that require landlords to maintain a minimum level of maintenance and pest control. A landlord should provide basic maintenance – including necessary repairs and pest control – at any properties that they own to ensure that tenants can live comfortably. If a landlord allows a property to become uninhabitable, the tenant can sue and may be entitled to considerable damages.

Tell Us About Your Problems

    Don’t let landlords take advantage of you or force you to live in unsafe conditions! If you’re dealing with a pest infestation, unrepaired damage, or contamination from mold, asbestos, or lead paint, we can help.

    Our legal team is experienced in California habitability rights, ready to protect renters against malicious landlords and advocate for your rights in court. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and case.

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    TYPES OF HABITABILITY CASES THAT THE BRINTON FIRM HANDLES

    • Homes that are infested with pests such as roaches, bedbugs, or rodents due to the landlord’s failure to conduct pest control or fumigate 
    • Homes that lack functional plumbing, heating, electrical, or other utility services
    • Homes with water damage, fire damage, or other damage that has not been repaired to provide adequate living conditions
    • Contamination from lead paint or asbestos
    • Severe mold contamination
    • Any injury or medical issue which occurs as a result of the tenant’s home not being fully habitable
    • Retaliation against tenants who request repairs or raise issues that the landlord is responsible for

    Habitability Law

    What makes a home habitable?

    A habitable home should:

    • Be structurally sound, with complete and solid walls, floor and roof.
    • Be free from rats, roaches, bedbugs, or any other type of vermin. 
    • Have all electrical systems up to current code and safe for people to utilize without risk of electrical fire or blowing a fuse.
    • Have adequate working locks to keep tenants safe from intruders.
    • Have functioning windows and doors.
    • Be free of lead-based paint hazards. If such hazards are present, this must be declared to all tenants and then should be quickly remedied.
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    If you’re dealing with any of the above situations, the Brinton Firm can help you get recourse and protect your rights.

    Contact our habitability law experts at the Brinton Firm today. We have a caring and capable team ready to help you with your case.

    Testimonials

    Dustin Metz
    Dustin Metz
    2021-01-17
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    The Brinton Firm was knowledgable about our case and was able to get us compensated! They have experience working in the system and know whats possible and how to get it. No BS! Was glad to have had their much needed help in such a confusing and annoying process.
    Isidro Henriquez
    Isidro Henriquez
    2020-12-11
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    This law firm is great, the lawyers are very efficient and responsive our lawyer Mr. Nick got us a great result i would like to recommend him to everyone who has tenant problems. Thank you, Mr Nick.
    Barrie Hambrook
    Barrie Hambrook
    2020-11-21
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    Gran firma, abogado estelar.
    Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith
    2020-11-20
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    Uno de los abogados más genuinos que he conocido! ¡Matt es un verdadero profesional!51. En mi experiencia, Matt fue rápido, receptivo y muy competente.
    Den Mike
    Den Mike
    2020-11-20
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    Excelentes abogados arrendadores-inquilinos que lucharon por mis derechos. Gracia.
    Jadesola Sabdat
    Jadesola Sabdat
    2020-11-20
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    Muy buenos abogados que se tomaron el tiempo para aprender sobre mi caso y que me representaron a mí y a mi familia de manera profesional y excelente.
    Thomas Pinheiro
    Thomas Pinheiro
    2020-11-20
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    Muy buenos abogados que conocen la ley de propietarios e inquilinos. Pudieron llevar mi caso a juicio y ganaron el caso por mí.
    Dawn Steffen
    Dawn Steffen
    2020-11-20
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    Contacté a estos chicos cuando Covid comenzó e hicimos nuestra consulta via zoom y fue muy fácil.

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