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Housing discrimination

Have You Been Discriminated Against While Searching for a Rental Unit?

Call an expert lawyer from our legal firm to help you defend your rights.

Discrimination is a problem that can occur in all aspects of life, but it is especially damaging when it occurs to a person or a family that is looking for a rental home to live in. The most vulnerable in these situations are usually minorities looking for low-income housing.

How do you know if you’re dealing with discrimination?

There are several signs that can tell you if you’re dealing with discrimination, some of which are: if a landlord requests additional background checks, denies a potential tenant available housing, adds restrictive standards, refuses to provide disabled parking, imposes a “no pets” policy for service animals, or recommends a different apartment that “could fit better with the person’s appearance.”

According to California housing laws, such behavior is unacceptable and illegal. The lawyers of Castelblanco Law Group, A Prof. Law Corp. have been representing low-income and minority families in housing discrimination cases.

Our expert lawyers that specialize in these cases can help defend your rights to rent a home. You may receive compensation for any damages caused by discrimination.

The Fair Housing Act is a federal law that exists to protect tenants who suffer discrimination for any of the following reasons:

  • Race and color
  • Religion
  • Sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation
  • Civil rights
  • Disability and medical conditions
  • Nationality and origin
  • Income
  • Age

If you believe that you have been a victim of housing discrimination, call Castelblanco Law Group, Prof. Law Corp. For over twenty years we’ve won multimillion dolor lawsuits in the state of California and our experienced team can help you protect your rights as a tenant.

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Deplorable conditions

Are Your Apartment’s Living Conditions Deplorable?

Our team of expert lawyers in tenant rights will help defend your right to decent living conditions.

According to California housing laws, one of the rules that all rental units must adhere to is that they must be structurally well and pest free, allowing tenants to live peacefully and safely.

Landlords must keep all units in acceptable conditions and if any issues are detected, they must take measures to resolve them; otherwise, tenants may file a lawsuit for unhealthy or unsafe living conditions. An experienced lawyer can help you hold a landlord accountable for the poor living conditions of a rental unit.

Castelblanco Law Group, APLC has over two decades representing tenants who have experienced such problems. Know your rights; there is no need for you to keep on enduring unhealthy and/or unsafe living conditions.

There are instances where a tenant is responsible for damages caused by pets, family members, or guests. However, landlords are may still be responsible for unsafe conditions found in common areas and for chronic infestations.

Structural, health, and other safety issues can make a property unfit for people to live in. Don’t wait any longer, give us a call today to get the legal representation you deserve.

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Slump Housing

What Does the Term “Slump Housing” Mean and How Does It Affect Tenants?

We are equipped with a team of lawyers that are ready to take on your case and fight for your rights.

“Slump Housing” refers to a house that is in very poor condition. Fortunately, California laws provide tenants protection from living in such conditions.

When a rental unit is in poor condition or has features that simply don’t work, it is the landlord’s duty to repair all the issues to ensure that the tenant’s safety is not at risk.

If the landlord does not take any course of action to repair any damages, the tenant may then request the help of a tenant rights lawyer.

Castelblanco Law Group, APLC has been protecting tenant rights for over 20 years. Our lawyers have won several millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of our clients.

There is no need to keep on living in unsafe and/or unhealthy conditions.

All homes must meet the following requirements:

  • Working toilet, sink, bath or shower in a well ventilated room that allows for privacy.
  • Must have a kitchen with a sink.
  • Each room much have natural lighting coming in through a window or skylight.
  • Windows should open at least halfway of have a fan.
  • Must have safe emergency exits.
  • Main door must have a lock.
  • Must have working smoke detectors.
  • Must have a mailbox with lock.

Castelblanco Law Group, APLC has over 20 years of experience in tenant rights.

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Premises Liability – What Is It and How Does It Affect You?

Our team of expert lawyers that specialize in these types of cases can get you the help and compensation that you need.

The laws surrounding premises or houses holds property owners responsible for not keeping their property safe, including the area it’s situated in and its structure.

Property owners are required by law to inspect their rental units before renting them out. They are also required to regularly inspect the common areas of a building, such as entrances, stairs, hallways, laundry facilities, elevators, and parking structures.

Property owners must take measures to fix any and all problems within their property, and/or warn tenants and guest of the unsafe conditions. If this is not done and someone becomes injured by the unsafe and dangerous conditions, the victim may be entitled to compensation through a civil liability claim.

For more than 20 years, Castelblanco Law group, APLC has protected the rights of accident victims due to property owner negligence. Our expert team of attorneys have obtained settlements and compensation of over $1 million for affected individuals.

What dangerous conditions are property owners responsible for?

  • Defective or damaged doors and gates.
  • Defective stairs.
  • Balconies and terraces with structural damage.
  • Slippery or wet surfaces and aisles.
  • Uneven pavement and other hazards that can cause a person to trip.
  • Elevators that do not function properly.
  • Lead paint, asbestos, and other toxic materials.
  • Insufficient security measures.
  • Insufficient lighting.
  • Lack of warning signs.
  • Dangerous pools.

Speak with an expert lawyer to determine whether the property owner is at fault for an injury obtained on their premises. We count with over 20 years of experience representing tenants living in deplorable conditions. Give us a call today.

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