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  • Landlord's Duty to Repair

    A tenant’s basic duty is to pay rent in a timely manner and to maintain the property up to a certain standard. Landlords also have certain duties. These duties may exist under contract provisions and/or under state and local laws.

  • Can I Get My Belongings from Someone Else's Home?

    There are many situations in which your property may be in the possession of another person. You may have visited someone overnight and left something behind. You may have broken up with a paramour. You may have been kicked out of the property by a roommate.

  • Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer to Purchase a Home?

    In most cases, a person is not legally required to hire a real estate lawyer before purchasing real property. However, real estate lawyers perform a variety of tasks that can help make the home buying process less complicated and that can tend to the buyer’s rights.

  • Can Storage Companies Remove My Belongings?

    When a person has more belongings than he or she can comfortably store in a home, he or she may take extra belongings to an off-site storage company. The circumstances about which the storage company can remove belongings are based on state law and the specific contract.

  • When Guests Overstay Their Welcome, How Can You Get Them Out of Your Apartment?

    It happens to most of us at some point or another: a house guest comes to stay for a while, but ends up freeloading far longer than expected. When this happens, what can you do to get your pesky house guest to leave? Does the law offer any solutions?

  • Wrongful Evictions

    Landlord/tenant law is extremely geographic-specific. Both state and city laws affect the legal rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. Many states have laws that favor landlords, while a few are more concerned with protecting the tenants’ rights. In order to legally evict a tenant, the landlord must usually follow a very specific legal procedure.

  • What Can I Do If I Am Illegally Kept Out of My Apartment?

    Question: I got evicted from my place without any notice. They threw away all my things – including my furniture and children’s items - without notice. I was locked up for about a month and a half. But I did not owe them any money.

  • California Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Litigation Attorneys

    Lawsuits filed by attorneys in California over Indoor Air Quality or Sick Building Syndrome, are increasing. The WHO estimates that nearly 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide have indoor air quality problems (possibly 20 percent in the U.S., according to one study). In California, dangerous indoor air quality and sick building syndrome are a growing area of law for lawyers in the areas of personal injury, real estate, construction, homeowner associations and business.

  • Mold, Leaks, and Other Conditions That Can Make a Rental Property Uninhabitable

    When renting an apartment or other home, you can be at the mercy of your landlord in many ways. Problems like leaks, mold, malfunctioning appliances, and other issues can make your home feel more like a prison. So, what can you do when your landlord fails or refuses to fix serious maintenance issues in your rental property?

  • Uninhabitable Conditions in California - The Right of a Tenant To Move Out And Break Their Lease

    In certain circumstances, California Civil Code Section 1942 allows a tenant or lessee to move out of a rented property without prior notice when the property is uninhabitable. A rented property must be fit for humans to live in. When it is so unhealthy as to be a danger to the renter, the renter has the right to leave the premises even when there is a lease. However, there are steps to take before doing so in order to support your claim that the property is uninhabitable.

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