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Landlord-Tenant Disputes Chico CA

Disputes between landlords and tenants in Chico can be some of the most difficult to settle from a legal perspective. In landlord-tenant disputes, each party involved has certain rights which the law protects. When one person or party infringes on the other’s rights, it is beneficial, and often necessary, to have a third party involved to help settle the issue.

Lori Jane Barker
(530) 896-7600
P O Box 3420
Chico, CA
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant
Education
UC Davis SOL King Hall,California St Univ Humboldt
State Licensing
California

Richard Dale Marks
(805) 370-3370
23901 CALABASAS RD STE 2013
CALABASAS, CA
Specialties
Ethics, Real Estate, Insurance, Partnership, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Southwestern University School Of Law,University of California at Los Angeles
State Licensing
California

Scott Nave
805/ 495-4770
2393 Townsgate Rd., S. 201
Westlake Village, CA
Specialties
Landlord - Tenant

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Solvejg Rose
(415) 552-9060
605 Market St., Suite 400
San Francisco, CA
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Appeals
State Licensing
California

Alan B. Sheats
444 S FLOWER ST WELLS FARGO BLDG
LOS ANGELES, CA
Specialties
Real Estate, Contracts, Business, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
Education
Southwestern University School of Law,Stanford University
State Licensing
California

David E Frank
1517 LINCOLN WAY
AUBURN, CA
Specialties
Environmental, Commercial, Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate
Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific,University of Arizona
State Licensing
California

Craig Sheridan Miller
654 SACRAMENTO ST FL 3
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Slip and Fall Accident, Personal Injury
Education
St. John’s University in Minnesota
State Licensing
California

Douglas Tucker
(559) 435-5500
5260 N PALM AVE STE 221
FRESNO, CA
Specialties
Business, Construction, Landlord & Tenant
Education
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law,California State University at Fresno
State Licensing
California

Annette Mae Morasch
(213) 387-8400
520 S Virgil Ave Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Civil Rights, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Ucla Sol,Willamette Univ
State Licensing
California

Kathleen Cordova Lyon
200 AUBURN FOLSOM RD STE 305
AUBURN, CA
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Contracts, Real Estate, Employment
Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific,California State University, Chico,Santa Clara Uni
State Licensing
California

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Landlord-Tenant Disputes

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Landlord-Tenant Disputes

Author: Evan Langsted

Disputes between landlords and tenants can be some of the most difficult to settle from a legal perspective. In landlord-tenant disputes, each party involved has certain rights which the law protects. When one person or party infringes on the other’s rights, it is beneficial, and often necessary, to have a third party involved to help settle the issue.

There are also obligations each party must fulfill to retain their rights. Neither party’s rights are more important or valid than the other, which can make this area of the law seem very murky.

Obligations of Tenants

Most tenants sign a lease or rental agreement when they take possession of a property. Some lease agreements are more thorough than others, and the law may provide for a tenant to be held responsible for items not included on the lease. Although lease and rental agreements vary between landlords, some common expectations are for the tenant to:

  • Pay rent when it is due
  • Pay for other utilities as specified by the lease or rental agreement
  • Dispose of garbage and waste properly
  • Not cause damage to the property
  • Notify the landlord of damage or wear to the property
  • Not sub-lease the property without approval from the landlord
  • Give appropriate notice if a lease will not be extended
  • Pay for or make repairs caused by misuse or excessive use
  • Adhere to home owner association rules or township laws
  • Make repairs to the property caused by regular wear if outlined in the lease

Obligations of Landlords

Although the landlord owns and controls the property being leased or rented, there are some obligations he or she must fulfill. Commonly, a landlord may break the terms of a lease by failing to ensure the property is safely inhabitable, for instance, failing to repair a dangerous sidewalk, not addressing a gas leak, or allowing a roof to fall into disrepair. Even if one of these happens, the law still provides a period of time for the landlord to see to these repairs.

Some additional obligations are for a landlord to:

  • Keep the property in good repair
  • Remove or fix dangerous property hazards
  • Provide contact information so the tenant can contact him or her with problems
  • Give appropriate notice if a lease will not be extended
  • Provide written notice if the property is sold
  • Not to illegally discriminate
  • Pay for or make repairs needed due to regular wear

Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act is a part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibits landlords from refusing to lease, sell, or rent property based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status or handicap. This includes if a landlord changes the terms or conditions of sale or rental, provides different services or facilities, falsely denies that the property is available for inspection, sale or rental, and other discrepancies.

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If you are involved in a landlord-tenant dispute, please visit the website of The Cochran Firm, attorneys experienced in landlord and tenant law, with offices nationwide.

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