Tenant Rights

Are you a tenant living in substandard conditions? Is your landlord or property manager violating your legal rights?

Tenants in California have the right to live in safe and sanitary conditions. Your home is a basic necessity, and you should not have to fear substandard conditions and how they could impact your family. Substandard conditions could be dangerous for you and your family.

If you are living in substandard conditions, you have rights. At the Law Office of Friedman & Chapman, we help tenants understand their rights and fight back against negligent landlords and property managers.

Tenant Rights in California

Just because you pay rent does not mean you are entitled to any less safety, security, and protection of your legal rights than anyone else. In fact, California law has specific guidelines to protect tenants from abusive or unethical practices. Some of the most relevant laws include:

Required Landlord Disclosures: In California, landlords must disclose certain information to potential tenants, such as:

  • The status of gas or electricity
  • Presence of toxic mold
  • Pest control management
  • Pest control-related chemical information
  • Flooding risk
  • Bed bug information
  • Previous methamphetamine on the property
  • Death on the property within the last three years

Implied Warranty of Habitability:
Landlords must keep the premises livable under the implied warranty of habitability. That includes conforming to local codes and state laws. It also has requirements to ensure there are essential services like:

  • Heat
  • Water
  • Plumbing

Tenants have many rights, please contact Friedman & Chapman today to determine your tenant rights.

Get Help from a Skilled Tenant Rights Lawyer

As a tenant, you have certain rights, and you deserve the opportunity to protect them, yourself, and your family. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact the Law Office of Friedman & Chapman today.