When the landlord handed you the keys to your new Los Angeles apartment, you probably never imagined you’d be begging for hot water or continually pleading for him to fix the air conditioner. Now, you’re left wondering what to do just to have a place fit to live in.
California is one of the most tenant-friendly states in the nation. It was among the first to adopt statewide rent control laws and other measures. That doesn’t ensure your landlord adheres to the laws, however. If you are experiencing landlord negligence in Los Angeles, we can help.
What is a Slumlord?
The term slumlord is a slang word that refers to a greedy landlord who is quick to take tenants’ rent but slow to meet up to their end of the bargain in maintaining their properties. Some fail to make any repairs at all. Their actions are not only inconvenient for renters, but they can also be dangerous for tenants and for others in the neighborhood. Most of all, failure to maintain and repair a property is illegal.
While slumlords are notorious for having property in poor neighborhoods where overcharge and under manage, they also abound in middle and upper-class areas. If your landlord isn’t treating your right, it’s time to take action. Call the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli today.
Rental Property Maintenance – Knowing Your Rights
Landlords in the state of California are legally bound to maintain a building so that it is fit for habitation. Some areas slumlords neglect that makes them uninhabitable include:
- Plumbing that is not in proper working order
- Inoperable electrical sources
- Insufficient heat sources
- Broken windows or doors
- Lack of weather protection and waterproofing
- Lack of cold and hot running water
- Defective stairways, railings, and flooring
- Infestation of insects, vermin, and rodents
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unkept trash receptacles
In addition, the following untenantable conditions warrant legal attention as well:
- Lead paint
- Inadequate ventilation
- No kitchen sink
- Damp rooms
- Leaks in the ceiling
- Insufficient sanitation
- Malfunctioning mechanical equipment
- Improper space and room dimensions
- Faulty wiring
- Deteriorating walls, ceilings, plaster, or flooring
What to Do if Your Tennant Rights are Being Violated
Slumlords who have little or no concern for their renters who don’t respond to your requests for maintenance and repairs must be brought to justice. You deserve better and we will make sure you are represented. We are dedicated to helping the poor and are devoted to bringing change – not only with your apartment, but in the entire building.
What is Slumlord Litigation?
Slumlords litigation is action that is taken against a landlord who is negligent and refuses to uphold his or her responsibility to maintain a standard fit for habitation. At the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli, we will fight fiercely for your rights.
Los Angeles Tenant’s Rights Attorney
If your health and well-being are at stake due to a slumlord, the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli can help you. Give us a call today. We will investigate your situation and advise you about your legal claim. It is possible that you can sue your landlord for the sum of rent you’ve paid in the past and have the needed repairs completed as well.
Contact our office today and let’s talk about your Los Angeles tenant’s rights.
You Deserve The Best
A true Angelino, Jacob was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. He attended Beverly Hills High School and was accepted to UCLA where he received his undergraduate degree in history. Upon graduation from UCLA, Jacob went on to earn his law degree from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law.