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Long Beach Tenant Rights Attorney

Taking on Slumlord Cases in California

At the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters, our team has represented tenant rights cases since 2003. In this time, our tenant rights lawyer has earned a reputation for defending the rights of homeowners, tenants, and their families. We help those harmed due to exposure to toxic mold, bug infestation, lack of functional utilities, and other inadequate living conditions. Our landlord/tenant lawyers also defend tenants facing unlawful eviction in Southern California.

Our Long Beach tenant rights lawyer will help you face large insurance companies or negligent landlords. We can help you get the compensation you need to recover.

Our practice areas in landlord/tenant law include:

Common Slumlord Conditions

A slumlord often overcharges for a property in a poor neighborhood that is in disrepair. They also allow the health and safety of their tenants to be compromised by tolerating the following hazardous conditions:

  • Structurally Unsound Exterior Surface: Leaking / damaged roofs, faulty stairs and railings, and crumbling walls and flooring.
  • Lack of Potable Water: Inadequate water supply and poor waste management connections.
  • Hazardous Utilities: Dangerous electrical, gas, and heating / cooling connections.
  • Pest infestation: The presence of termites, cockroaches, rats, and other pests.

Unchecked water temperature, dangerous liquids, combustible gases, and toxic mold are also common issues tenants face when renting from a slumlord.

We Take on Bedbug Infestation Cases in Long Beach

Whether you are dealing with bedbugs in a hotel or large apartment, our dedicated lawyers can defend your rights. Personal injuries or damages resulting from bed bug bites can include the following:

  • Permanent scarring throughout the entire body.
  • Allergic reaction caused by long-term exposure.
  • Severe post-bite infections and transmittal of pathogens, including MRSA.
  • Mental anguish, including anxiety disorders, PTSD, and general fear.
  • Serious psychological scarring that may require therapy.

If you have bedbugs, it is important to seek medical attention in order to prevent other complications or infections. Additionally, you should make sure you avoid contact with any furnishings or belongings until the situation is corrected.

Protecting Tenants from Unlawful Eviction

If you're facing eviction or have already been evicted, and the eviction was illegal, you can fight for your rights. California state law prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without warning or cause. There is also a specific process for eviction and unlawful detainer lawsuits that landlords must follow.

Our landlord/tenant attorneys can help you if:

  • You have been locked out of your home or rental property without notice
  • You have not had your security deposit returned when it rightfully should have
  • You have been evicted despite remedying a lease agreement violation or paying past-due rent within the allotted time period
  • You are being evicted without a clear cause
  • You have been evicted without your landlord filing an unlawful detainer
  • You are a commercial tenant who was forced out of your property sooner than the end date on your signed lease

Get Started on Your Case Today

California courts take a hard stance when it comes to issues that violate tenants’ rights. Our seasoned legal professionals are familiar with state laws and the local ordinances in Long Beach. We can assess the details of your case and build a strong legal strategy to pursue the justice you deserve.

Schedule your consultation today. Call our law firm in Long Beach, CA at (888) 495-0556 to discuss your claim.