Tenant Defenders allows you to automatically set your appointment to speak with an attorney
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It's important for renters to get sound legal advice about their rights. Tenant Defenders offers a variety of ways for tenants to set an appointment to meet with a tenants rights attorney. Learn how you can protect your interests with affordable legal help.
Tenants across the City of San Diego, and across California, have recently seen it is increasingly difficult to find suitable and affordable rental housing. The Golden State has failed to meet the increased demand for rental housing, and it is much harder to buy a home today than in decades past.
More people are renting for the long term. This has created a housing shortage, which means the housing supply is shrinking. Rents are increasing, and landlords are taking advantage. It's not a short term problem, and it's not likely to change any time soon. It has never been more important to assert and protect your tenant rights.
Invest in your property rights. Protect them with professional legal assistance.
Effective resolution of legal problems require being prepared with options and knowledge. Don't settle for vague answers. Get relevant counsel and advice from someone with years of courtroom experience and knows how to deal with landlord attorneys. A consultation with an experienced attorney will give you insight and perspective.
Don't wait until you are going to court to speak with a lawyer.
Renters need to understand their rights and their options to protect their interests. It is not enough to simply read about it online, or to settle for vague answers in a quick phone call. Tenants have more legal options when they act early, and will have more possibilities at resolving disputes favorably. Those that postpone getting the legal help they need often get backed into a corner.
There are three options available for scheduling a consultation:
If you are interested in setting up a consultation concerning any aspect of your tenant rights, then we recommend you set a telephone appointment to speak with attorney Marc D. Whitham. Attorney Whitham has been dedicated to exclusively representing and counseling California tenants since 2007.
If you have been sued in an unlawful detainer, served with a court summons, and would like attorney Whitham to prepare your answer to be filed in court, then select this option. This is also a telephone appointment, which allows for maximum convenience and flexibility. It is also the most economic option that allows you to obtain expert, professional legal advice, and to obtain an answer that we can file electronically in most jurisdictions across California.
If you have a case that involves a lot of documents, or a very long and detailed history, or you would just prefer to meet with your attorney face to face, then this is the option you should choose. It may take a while longer to get an appointment, but the attorney you meet with will be a seasoned professional with many years of courtroom experience dedicated to helping tenants protect their rights.
If you have been served with an unlawful detainer summons, and know that you want attorney representation from the outset of your case, then this is the option you should select. During your consultation you will meet with the attorney who will handle your complete defense including available preliminary motions and litigation tactics. Additional fees after the initial consultation will apply.
An appointment over the telephone can usually be arranged more quickly than a meeting in person meeting. Each appointment is for 55 minutes.
*We are happy to discuss all the options available to you and the services that we can offer to meet your legal needs. These services will, in most cases, require the payment of additional fees.