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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.

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    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 that could lead to an injury on the property, 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

    Erika Bradberry
    Erika Bradberry
    2021-12-20
    Verified
    The Brinton Firm handled our landlord tenant matter professionally, efficiently and timely. Even during lockdown we were able to resolve our matter electronically. Matt and Yoselyn were confident and efficient throughout the process.
    Claudia Lozano
    Claudia Lozano
    2021-12-20
    Verified
    Working with this team what the best decision ever stress-free worried free I highly recommend the brinton firm… thanks to Nick Solish I got my confidence back thank you I highly recommend you guys any day anytime
    Daniel Sanchez
    Daniel Sanchez
    2021-12-17
    Verified
    The Brinton firm was very helpful in my mold case where landlords did not want to take care of problem. Matthew, Priscilla and yoselyn were very helpful the whole way. I would definitely recommend them!!!
    Feliz Mc Innis
    Feliz Mc Innis
    2021-12-17
    Verified
    My situation involved serious mold problems that the landlady was insisting was caused by me. During the discovery process, I remembered calling the office to discuss her false accusations and no one answered. Thinking the firm was avoiding me. This was not the issue, they were extremely busy. Nick Solish called to quell my fears and give me the encouragement to be patient and not give in. It took a year to make the difference but it paid off. Much thanks and continued success to the Brinton Law Firm and my attorney NICK Solish. Felicia A.
    Isidro Henriquez
    Isidro Henriquez
    2021-12-17
    Verified
    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.
    Charlynn Gillam
    Charlynn Gillam
    2021-12-17
    Verified
    I would absolutely refer this firm to anyone whose gone or are going through what I’m going through. Matt, Erica and Yoselyn have been great. They truly fight for you I highly recommend their services.
    Entreprovestors Incorporated.
    Entreprovestors Incorporated.
    2021-12-17
    Verified
    Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! These guys know exactly what there doing. If you are blessed to have The Brinton firm take your case mostly likely there gonna win! They cross all there T's and definitely dot there I's. They are very detailed and specific with a strategy to get success. Very professional, Very quick, And have a team of people that know there stuff. Im glad I used there services! No regrets!
    Shannon Borges
    Shannon Borges
    2021-12-16
    Verified
    Our experience with Nick and his paralegals was really a blessing! So glad I found The Brinton Firm! These people really understand their business and give the Best Customer Service I've Ever received working with a Law Firm. Thank You Brinton Firm. Shannon Borges
    Tony Wandell
    Tony Wandell
    2021-12-16
    Verified
    Great people here. Honest, straightforward, friendly, caring, and smart!! I would highly recommend this firm and if you're lucky enough to find them and get represented by them, chances are good it will turn out favorably for you. Listen to their advice, and if your case has any chance of winning, Matthew and Nick will get it done. Good luck!
    Leticia Martinez
    Leticia Martinez
    2021-12-16
    Verified
    The Brinton firm exceeded my expectations. Nick solis worked very hard to Ensure my case was given the best possible outcome. I appreciate them and their ability to remain In Close communication with me throughout the whole process. Thank you for all of your help. Highly recommend!

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