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Tenant Habitability Attorney

Taking on Slumlord Cases in California

At the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters, our legal team has been committed to applying our skill and knowledge to tenant habitability cases since 2003. In this time, our landlord/tenant dispute lawyer has gained a solid reputation for aggressively fighting for the rights of homeowners, tenants, and their families who have been harmed due to exposure to toxic mold, bug infestation, lack of functional utilities, and other inadequate living conditions. Our Long Beach real estate litigation attorney will help you face large insurance companies or negligent landlords in order to help you get the compensation you need to recover.

Common Slumlord Conditions

A slumlord often overcharges for a property in a poor neighborhood that is in disrepair or is deteriorating and allows 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: Termites, cockroaches, rats, and other unwanted inhabitants.

Unregulated water temperature, dangerous liquids, combustible gases, and the presence of black or toxic mold are also common issues tenants deal with when renting a property 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 have the experience you need to defend your rights and secure a fair case result. 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 proper remediation is conducted.

Get Started on Your Case Today

California courts take a hard stance when it comes to habitability 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 so you can pursue the justice you deserve.

Schedule your consultation today. Call our Long Beach attorney at (888) 495-0556 to discuss your claim.