Landlord-Tenant Resources

We hope you find the below resources helpful. For legal advice or representation for your particular case, please contact us here.

HABITABILITY

What is the legal definition of what makes a rental unit habitable or uninhabitable? 

What characteristics are required in a residential rental unit?

CODE ENFORCEMENT

What is the appropriate local governmental agency for me to contact about issues in my rental unit?

How can I contact my local code enforcement agency?

Click below for a helpful database of local code enforcement agencies, provided by the California Department of Public Health. 

MOLD

What recourse does the tenant have if there is mold?

RENTERS' INSURANCE

What is covered under renter's insurance, and can I find additional coverage?

What situations am I liable for in my rented property?

Will renter's insurance cover natural disasters?

Click below for helpful information provided by ConsumersAdvocate.org. 

RETALIATION

What constitutes retaliation by a landlord against a tenant for requesting repairs?

What are the legal consequences if the court finds the landlord retaliated? 

SECURITY DEPOSITS

What does the law say about what a landlord can do with a security deposit? 

What are the tenant's rights if the landlord improperly keeps or deducts from the deposit? 

LOS ANGELES RENT CONTROL (RSO)

What are the key provisions of the City of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO)?

When can a landlord increase the rent?

When is a landlord required to pay relocation assistance to a tenant?

INSURANCE FOR LANDLORDS

What rental risks are covered by a landlord's insurance policy?

What are the differences between home insurance and landlord insurance?

Is my property protected from theft and vandalism, and will my insurance cover fair rental income? 

Click below for helpful information provided by ConsumersAdvocate.org.