Landlord-Tenant Disputes Stockton CA

Disputes between landlords and tenants in Stockton 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.

Andrew David Smith
(209) 333-9292
115 W. Walnut #3
Lodi, CA
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Bankruptcy
State Licensing
California

Peter Northrop Brown
(805) 882-1401
Po Box 720
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
USC Law School,Amherst Coll
State Licensing
California

James Brandan Kraus
235 MONTGOMERY ST STE 400
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Specialties
Commercial, Litigation, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Contracts
Education
Boston University School of Law,California State University, San Francisco State University
State Licensing
California

Robert Henry Winter Jr
(800) 338-6039
1202 KETTNER BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA
Specialties
Residential, Landlord & Tenant
Education
California Western School of Law,Arizona State University
State Licensing
California

Danial Zackary Smith
(559) 733-5770
1102 N Chinowth St
Visalia, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Santa Clara Univ SOL,Brigham Young Univ
State Licensing
California

Andrew David Smith
(209) 333-9292
115 W. Walnut #3
Lodi, CA
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Probate, Real Estate, Trusts, Bankruptcy
State Licensing
California

Neetu S. Madan
(310) 271-6564
Po Box 24066
Los Angeles, CA
Specialties
Land Use & Zoning, General Practice, Landlord & Tenant, Business, Real Estate
Education
Loyola Law School
University Of California San Diego
State Licensing
California

Lisa Peskay Malmsten
(562) 810-4789
6285 E Spring St #391
Long Beach, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
Southwestern Univ SOL,Univ of California Irvine
State Licensing
California

Nancy Helen Lowenthal
(510) 287-4959
300 Lakeside Dr 23fl, Po Box 12688
Oakland, CA
Specialties
Employment, Landlord & Tenant
Education
U of San Francisco SOL,Stanford Univ
State Licensing
California

William Raleigh Carlson
(415) 278-9400
3 Embarcadero Ctr Ste 550
San Francisco, CA
Specialties
Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate, Commercial
Education
U of San Francisco SOL,Univ of California at Los Angeles
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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