LOS ANGELES LANDLORD -TENANT LAWYERS
The Brinton Firm handles cases involving landlord-renter relationships and disputes. Since the Southern California area has a vast amount of rental properties, both commercial and residential. The Brinton Firm is very knowledgeable in all types of cases involving the landlord-tenant relationship.
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:
- Constructive or Wrongful Eviction – 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 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.
- 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.
- Illegal or Dangerous Units. 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.
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 lawyers’ 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.
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