Tenant Defenders – Eviction Defense & Tenants’ Legal Assistance
San Diego Attorney Specializing in Eviction Defense & Tenants’ Rights
Tenants can decide their own fate.
California tenants have important rights, and they do not have to put up with oppressive landlords and unhealthy living conditions.
The legal protections that tenants enjoy include both substantive rights (because a tenancy is a property interest), and also procedural rights (because the Constitution guarantees due process). Nonetheless, tenants must understand that legally speaking, they are in a more
Tenants’ rights are real, but they are often ignored.
Even a small dispute with the landlord can become a critical threat to a tenant’s rights. When the relationship with the landlord goes sour, tenants can quickly be exposed harm. Being forced to leave your home because of an eviction brings drastic disruption to your life. Finding a new place to live within a matter of days, moving expenses, changing schools for children, entanglement in the legal system, damage to your credit, time lost from work, and psychological stress are just some of the common consequences of an eviction, but they are not inevitable.
To fully benefit from the protections the law provides, many times tenants need a lawyer.
Whether you need to prepare for defending an eviction, or you need to assert your rights to decent housing, or because your landlord’s negligence has caused you harm, legal assistance is available.
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- Don’t Waste Time
When a tenant has a legal conflict with the landlord, there is often only a short period of time to act. Under California law, landlords are usually required to give notice to tenants before they resort to legal action. However, most of these legally required notices give a tenant only three days to act. When a tenant fails to act within the three days then the landlord can proceed to court.
Once the case is filed in court, it can move very quickly because eviction (also called unlawful detainer) is known as a summary proceeding. If you have already been sued in court, and served with an unlawful detainer summons, then you have only five days to respond. If your landlord has sued you or is threatening to sue you, then you must act quickly. Hesitation and uncertainty can lead to a loss of money, loss of security and the loss of your home. Don’t wait. Contact us immediately to discuss your case.
- Get Informed
If your situation is not a lawsuit in court, but rather a question, or a curiosity about what the law says, there are many places where you can find educational materials, and every tenant should become familiar with the legal protections for tenants in California law.
Many times the answer tenants’ legal questions are more complicated than they may first appear. Tenants should not rely upon every piece of information posted online, or simply accept the advice of friends and neighbors. Make sure the source of your legal advice is reliable and up to date.
Look around the website and see if we have information to help you. If you have a question and you can’t find an answer, click here to send us a comment. I will reply, and I’ll be happy to point you to the resources you need.
- Get Representation
If you have a situation that is more than a question, and already have a legal dispute with your landlord, then information alone is not enough to settle the case to your advantage. What most tenants need, but seldom have, is an attorney who knows the law, and the landlord’s duties under the law.
Tenants need a lawyer who understands their viewpoint, knows their rights, and will forcefully argue their interests. Even the most informed tenants can find the court system and the challenge of defending a lawsuit to be overwhelming
- Don’t go to Trial Unprepared
Tenants who go to court without an attorney frequently find themselves entering into bad agreements and suffering humiliation at the hands of the landlord’s lawyers. Having an experienced litigator on your side will make a difference.
Written notices demanding the payment of rent, notices that threaten the termination of your lease, accusations of illegal activity, excessive rent increases, and the oppressive actions of the owner or management should be met with the help of a professional.
Stop Wrongful Evictions. Assert your Tenant Rights.
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