LOS ANGELES TENANT ATTORNEYS FOR HABITABILITY CASES
The Brinton Firm LLP specializes in protecting your rights and handling cases that involve a tenant-landlord relationship, including cases concerning legal breach of the US warranty of habitability. We believe your rights include a safe and secure place to live in or conduct business. Our firm and practice has recovered millions of dollars through legal settlements for tenant clients living in slum conditions due to a negligent landlord with poor practices.
In the US, habitability laws are simply legal and civil protections that require landlords to maintain a minimum level of comfort at a home or business. A landlord should provide basic maintenance, such as repair and pest control, at any properties that they own, allowing tenants to live comfortably. These are legal requirements that a firm can hold landlords to through proceedings and actions.
Cases regarding habitability legal protections have been increasing in recent years, primarily due to the fact that more clients are researching and becoming aware of their own civil and legal rights as tenants. Clients of our firm (whether personal or business) get legal recourse from landlords and practices that threaten their safety and civil rights.
If you are concerned about your rights as a renter or business, contact us to advocate for you with the landlord or in court. Our legal team is experienced in US habitability rights and can help protect you from malicious landlords. Contact us today to discuss your concerns and case.
EXAMPLES OF THE TYPES OF HABITABILITY CASES THAT THE BRINTON FIRM HANDLES
- Homes that are infested with roaches, bedbugs, and rodents, due to the landlord’s failure to conduct pest control or fumigate are not habitable.
- Homes that lack functional plumbing, heating, electrical, or other utility service have no habitability.
- Homes that have not been repaired to adequate living conditions, causing a risk to the tenants are a violation of habitability law.
- Lead-based paint related illnesses or injuries that occur in a once habitable rental home or commercial rental property.
- Asbestos contamination of rental units and homes due to unsafe maintenance or construction practices.
- Severe mold contamination in violation of habitability law.
What makes a home habitable?
A habitable home should also be structurally sound, with complete and solid walls, floor and roof. All electrical systems should be up to current code and safe for people to utilize without risk of electrical fire or blowing a fuse and disabling the system. All of the windows and doors should not only work, but should have adequate working locks to keep the tenants safe from intruders. Any lead-based paint hazards must be declared to all tenants, and should be quickly treated and removed. Any type of injury or medical issue that occurs as a result of the home not being fully habitable will be the responsibility of the landlord. This is where our legal expertise comes in. We’re able to review your situation and see if you have a case against the landlord, then determine who is at fault and responsible for any damages or injuries.
Habitability Law Experts
Contact The Brinton Firm today. We have a caring and capable team ready to help you with your case.
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