Tag: landlord negligence

California tenants and the right to decent and habitable housing

Posted by Marc D. Whitham - February 18, 2012 - Rights to Decent Housing, Tenants Property Rights, Tenants Rights Information

The implied warranty of habitability The Court decision that recognized the implied warranty of habitability in residential rental agreements has been around for four decades.  In Hinson v. Delis the Court held that when a landlord fails to “substantially obey the housing codes and make the premises habitable” then that landlord was in material breach […]

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Injuries Caused by Landlord Negligence

Posted by Marc D. Whitham - January 14, 2012 - Bad Landlords, Tenants Rights Information

 Some things are always going to be the landlord’s responsibility to fix.  These include things like plumbing, electrical wiring and public areas shared by multiple tenants.  Other things might be the landlord’s responsibility, but the tenant has an obligation to tell the landlord about the problem when he or she finds out about it. Think […]

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