As a tenant, you have rights that protect you from being evicted without cause.
What’s a common form of retaliatory eviction?
Frequently, a tenant has a health or safety issue that’s not being resolved by the landlord. So the tenant reports the problem to the appropriate governmental authority and the landlord is cited for the issue. The landlord then retaliates by evicting the tenant who filed the complaint.
What if the terms of your lease are violated?
If your eviction goes against the terms of the lease agreement signed by both parties, it’s possible that you have a case for wrongful eviction.
Substantial protection for victims
In California, Civil Code Section 1942.5 provides for attorneys fees and punitive damages to a tenant who wins his case against a landlord.
If you are the victim of a retaliatory or wrongful eviction, call us today. If you are a tenant and have been served a written eviction notice or a three-day “pay or quit” notice that you feel is retaliatory or a violation of your lease agreement, then you should consult us immediately.
We can help. Contact Schwimer Weinstein for a free, no-obligation consultation.