Category: Habitability Defects

Habitability Defects

What Can You Do About an Apartment Rat Infestation?

Apartment Rat Infestation

At first you try to put it out of your mind. But there's no denying the scratching and gnawing that you hear between the walls. All signs point to an apartment rat infestation. Unfortunately, this is fitting because ever since the pandemic, rats have had to adapt to surrounding circumstances and have increased their presence in residential areas. It's bad enough to see a rat out in the street, but... Read More

Preparing to Sue Your Landlord

Thinking about suing your landlord? If you find yourself in a position where you are considering bringing a lawsuit against your landlord. Because the remedies available to tenants vary depending on the city you live in, be sure to consult with an attorney to find out more about how these tips apply to your situation. 1. When Can I Bring A Lawsuit? In California, your landlord has a duty to... Read More

What if My Apartment is Illegal?


One issue that we see come up frequently involves “illegal” units. Many tenants have no idea that they live in an illegal unit or what that might mean. Whether your apartment is illegal or not can be significant and impact your tenancy and rights. Illegal units are residential dwelling units that lack a “certificate of final completion and occupancy.” Certificates of occupancy are issued by the San Francisco Department of... Read More