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Habitability

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients in habitability cases. In general, these cases involve tenants who are suing their landlords because the tenants allege that the apartment or home they have rented is not habitable because of leaks, lack of heat, inoperable appliances, vermin / cockroach infestations, or other issues.

Habitability cases are distinct because they involve potential damages related to the living situation, as well as potential statutory or punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. It is very important to be proactive about these matters to ensure that they are handled properly and in a timely manner.

For a free initial consultation with an experienced habitability law attorney, please call us at (925) 433-7300 or complete our contact form. We represent clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles and throughout California.

Potential Causes Of Action In Habitability Cases

Following are issues that can lead to habitability claims:

  • Negligence
  • Negligence Per Se (violation of specific code sections, state, county or city)
  • Wrongful Eviction
  • Breach of Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment (Civil Code Section 1927)
  • Breach of the Warranty of Habitability (Civil Code Section 1941.1)
  • Nuisance
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Harassment
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Trespass (Civil Code Section 1954 – Health and Safety Code Section 1792.3)
  • Declaratory Relief
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Attorneys’ Fees

This is a unique area of law requiring an in-depth understanding of how all the potential causes of action relate to each other. In other words, whether you are a landlord or tenant, you need an attorney with experience in legal matters of construction, habitability, contracts and landlord / tenant issues to protect your rights.

We can work with you to minimize your risk, maximize your chances of success, and resolve the issue as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. We represent clients on both sides of habitability disputes. Our knowledge of the landlord’s perspective and the tenant’s perspective is a great benefit to our clients as we negotiate with the other side for a favorable outcome.

Contact Milanfar Law Firm

Our skilled trial attorneys are ready to put their knowledge and experience to work for you. To arrange a free consultation, please call (925) 433-7300 or complete our contact form. Our attorneys represent clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek, Los Angeles and throughout California.