Habitable Housing

The Supreme Court of California has recognized that every tenancy has an implied warranty of habitability. The warranty of habitability requires that landlords maintain a rental property in a condition that is fit for human occupancy. Landlords are responsible for complying with building and housing code standards which materially affect health and safety. California has identified standard characteristics that are required for a rental unit.

A landlord’s failure to comply with the requirements of the warranty of habitability can directly affect a tenant family. Vermin infestations, lack of heat and other “slum” conditions can lead to serious health problems and drastically impact a tenant’s quality of life. With Sundeen & Salinas tenants can vindicate their right to habitable housing.

If you have a question about your legal rights, or wish to speak to an attorney about your situation, please call us today at 510-663-9240, or contact us online to discuss your legal rights.

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