Tenants, also known as renters, often fall victim to landlords’ lies or bullying tactics when it comes to renting or leasing a residential or commercial space. Just because a landlord owns the space, does not necessarily mean that they can make up their own rules that tenants or renters must abide by. Laws surrounding renting or leasing are complex and vary from city to city, and state to state.
When it comes to the law, it is not a guessing game and you shouldn’t always have to “wait and see” for what’s about to come – especially if what’s to come isn’t legally warranted. And as a result, you shouldn’t have to take that risk. If you suspect that your landlord is taking advantage of you as a renter or tenant, it is important that you understand that you have rights as well.
Our team at Jacob Fights has extensive experience successfully representing tenants and renters in an event where a landlord has taken advantage of a situation. We understand that these types of cases can be extremely overwhelming, stressful, and contentious. However, we are here to let you know that you are not alone and that you are owed a certain level of care as a tenant.
With years of experience representing tenants and renters, we have experienced just about everything you can imagine when it comes to landlords taking advantage of tenants and renters. If you are in need of legal advice regarding your residential or commercial lease or rental, our team is here to help provide you with the legal guidance you need to ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.
What is a Slumlord?
A slumlord is an unscrupulous landlord who clearly has no regard for the safety and well-being of his or her tenants. Slumlords are known for overcharging for run-down rentals in poor neighborhoods.
Slumlords are neglect their properties, keeping the dwellings in poor repair and allowing them to deteriorate at the expense of their tenants and the neighborhood.
They are notorious for ignoring tenant requests and complaints and tend to brush aside citations for city and county code violations as well.
You might be a victim of a slumlord situation if…
• Your building is structurally unsound
• The environment at your building is unsafe
• You don’t have potable water or an adequate water supply
• Your electrical in unsound
• There is no safe exit plan from your dwelling
• You have asked your landlord to correct an issue to no avail
Slumlords tend to be narcissists in nature – focusing only on their own greedy and selfish gain. When a tenant makes a request for a repair, they are likely to turn the situation around to insinuate the tenant is being unreasonable or they may blame the tenant for the damage or deterioration.
Slumlord abuse is not alright, and neither is it legal. With proper representation, the entire building may be deemed a public nuisance or even unlivable. You may be entitled to compensation. Give us a call. We can help.
Don’t assume that just because you live on your landlord’s property that he has complete power over you. If you’ve been wronged, you may have a legal recourse.
We specialize in slumlord issues, contract disputes, utility issues, unsafe conditions, maintenance issues, evictions, and eviction assistance. We are here to help you.
We are highly experienced in tenant law in the Los Angeles area. Contact our team for a free consultation and find out for sure if you need representation.
At Jacob Fights, our team of tenant lawyers thoroughly understand the laws surrounding tenant rights in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, time and time again, tenants and renters are taken advantage of by landlords, resulting in an overwhelming influx of stressful and contentious living environments, in which no one deserves to deal with and shouldn’t ever have to deal with.
If you are searching for a reputable tenant attorney who is committed to protecting your rights, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Jacob Fights. We will look into the details of your case and ensure that you are treated justly. When it comes to choosing us, you can rely on our team to be there for you from start to finish – ensuring that your rights are protected and you receive the best outcome possible.
Our team at Jacob Fights is dedicated to providing the highest level of service – from communication, to responsiveness, to attentiveness, to representation, to advocacy, and beyond. You deserve a legal team that has your back and will protect your best interests through and through. To speak to one of our highly skilled tenant lawyers in Los Angeles, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.