Landlord-Tenant Disputes Sacramento CA

Disputes between landlords and tenants in Sacramento 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.

Robert Edward Donlan
(916) 447-2166
2600 Capitol Ave Ste 400
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific,Univ of California Berkeley
State Licensing
California

Seth Merewitz
(916) 444-3900
500 Capitol Mall 18th Fl
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant
Education
UC Davis SOL King Hall,Univ of California Davis
State Licensing
California

Sandra Virginia Hughes
(916) 654-8410
Mic 53, Po Box 826880
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
UC Hastings COL,Univ of California Davis
State Licensing
California

William Scott Higgins
(916) 658-8250
1400 K St
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Univ of Minnesota L S,Oregon St Univ
State Licensing
California

Stuart Leslie Somach
(916) 446-7979
500 Capitol Mall Ste 1000
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
Education
McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific,San Jose State Univ
State Licensing
California

Richard Paul Shanahan
(916) 446-4254
1011 22nd St
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
UC Hastings COL,Santa Clara Univ
State Licensing
California

Megan A Shapiro
(916) 682-5245
770 L Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Administrative Law, Landlord & Tenant, Business, Litigation, Employment
Education
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
State Licensing
California

Mark William Storm
(916) 739-8552
980 9th St Ste 1600
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Debt Collection, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation, Credit Repair, Debt Settlement
Education
Univ of San Diego SOL,California St Univ Long Beach
State Licensing
California

Leslie Zoena Walker
(916) 456-9595
2100 21st St
Sacramento, CA
Specialties
Employment, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
Education
McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific,Univ of California San Diego
State Licensing
California

Gilbert Khachadourian Jr
1000 G ST
SACRAMENTO, CA
Specialties
Commercial, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Equipment Finance, Landlord & Tenant
Education
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
State Licensing
California

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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