Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about your rights as a tenant with a free consultation.

The Law Office of Friedman & Chapman handles tenant rights cases involving:

  • Rodent infestations
  • Insect infestations
  • Leaks
  • Plumbing problems
  • Mold, lead, or asbestos
  • Lack of heat or hot water
  • Smoke detectors
  • Landlord/property manager harassment

The Law Office of Friedman & Chapman does not charge for initial consultations. What’s more, if we don’t recover compensation, we do not charge you any cost.

California’s tenant rights are found in Civil Codes §1940 et seq., 1950.5; 1961 et seq.; and 1161. You can also view the State of California’s Tenant Guide for information that is easier to understand.

Landlords must abide by specific rules to ensure a safe and healthy living environment. That includes ensuring that the residence is habitable, making repairs as necessary, providing notice before entering the home, and only entering for specific reasons.

A landlord is required to ensure that rental properties are habitable. That includes making repairs as necessary. Therefore, tenants should notify their landlord of any repairs that need to be made. If landlords fail to make repairs after receiving notification, tenants have options. One option is contacting the local housing authorities for the issues that violate health codes.

Please contact Friedman & Chapman to learn more about your options.