Representing Property Owners
If you are a landlord, you may be confronting tenants who are refusing to pay rent. Your lawyer can help demystify the law surrounding tenants’ rights so that you can evict non-paying tenants swiftly and with minimal time and expense. Similarly, tenants may be asserting that your property is uninhabitable and using this claim to justify non-payment of rent. California law dictates that tenants must adhere to strict legal requirements for this claim to be valid. Additionally, if you employed generic rental applications during your transaction(s) with your tenants, you may have unwittingly jeopardized your legal standing. These types of applications are often outdated and should not be used without first reviewing them with an experienced landlord/tenant attorney.
The Rights of Tenants
If you are a tenant, your skilled landlord/tenant dispute attorney can help protect your rights as well. There are numerous scenarios in which your rights may have been violated, including defective property (i.e. malfunctioning plumbing, smoke alarms, etc.), a failure to address the presence of mold, mildew and/or pests, the absence of heat, water and/or electricity, evictions without legal justification and/or various instances of premises liability.
Call Gurwell Law LLP Today
The attorneys at Gurwell Law LLP can help ensure that you are doing everything possible to protect your rights in a landlord/tenant dispute. The difference between successful and unsuccessful litigation in these circumstances often depends on details in California law. We can help you examine your case in light of these regulations. Although California real estate laws are often confusing, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can help you better understand your position and secure your rights.