One of the most unpleasant experiences one can go through as a tenant is to live through an insect or rodent infestation. It is practically impossible to live through such conditions; pests such as cockroaches or rats can contaminate your food, water supply, and even transmit dangerous diseases to your family.
If you are experiencing a pest infestation, notify your landlord immediately so that they can take action. If your request is denied or ignored, under California laws you have the right as a tenant to terminate your lease.
A Los Angeles hosing law attorney can help you file a lawsuit against your landlord. Castelblanco Law Group, Prof. Law Corp., has represented thousands of tenants in lawsuits against their landlords for unsafe and unhealthy living conditions.
You and your family have the right to live in a pest free unit.
Common pests include: cockroaches, termites, ants, bed bugs, and mice; all of which are potentially dangerous to people. Under California housing laws, a landlord generally assumes responsibility over pest control, but due to high costs, there may be times when they choose to not do anything about it and instead hold the tenant accountable.