In Los Angeles, landlords have a legal responsibility to keep rental properties in reasonably safe conditions for occupants. As a tenant, you have the right to proper living standards. You also have certain rights when looking for a rental unit, signing a lease or rental agreement, dealing with issues, and moving out. Unfortunately, landlords, property managers, and rental companies do not always honor those rights.
If you need help with a landlord-tenant dispute or any related matter, contact KJT Law Group. Our Los Angeles landlord-tenant attorneys know the law and how to protect your rights. Whether your landlord has failed to maintain adequate living conditions or is trying to evict you unlawfully, our experienced and aggressive legal team can help.
When it comes to renting, both landlords and tenants have certain obligations. As a renter, it is important that you know your rights—and when they have been violated. You could have grounds for legal action if a landlord or another party acts negligently or wrongfully.
First and foremost, you have the right to expect reasonable living standards. These include:
You also have the right to expect the property to be free of rodent or insect infestation, as well as mold and asbestos.
For a property to be deemed “fit for human occupancy,” it must meet the following standards:
Landlords are responsible for ensuring rental properties meet these standards. They are responsible for routine maintenance and necessary repairs. Tenants, meanwhile, are required to use the property and amenities properly and refrain from causing excessive damage that falls outside the scope of “normal wear and tear.”