Rent Repairs

Repairs to Your Rental: What You Should Know!

The law states that a landlord has a duty to maintain a rental unit in a tenantable condition. This means that plumbing, wiring, and structural aspects of the building must be up to code. There must be no water leaking into the building when it rains. The unit must have working windows, window locks, dead bolt locks on the doors. In addition, the landlord must provide adequate heat and adequate garbage receptacles.

Some landlords refuse to undertake the needed repairs and improvements that make a unit tenantable, even after repeated requests from a tenant. In these situations, under the “Repair and Deduct” clause, the law allows the tenant to make the needed repairs, and then deduct the cost of those repairs from the rent.

Be Careful Making “Repair and Deduct” Improvements

If you fail to follow proper procedures in making “repair and deduct” improvements, it could result in an unlawful detainer action and eviction from your rental unit. Before making any repairs or improvements to your home, you should speak with a tenants’ rights attorney.

The Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis can explain your rights, what you can and cannot do, and how to proceed in your case. Call us at (888) 506-6810 to schedule an appointment.

Protecting Your Rights and Your Home

As an experienced lawyer, Vincent W. Davis uses the law to protect the rights and homes of tenants in Los Angeles, Orange County and throughout Southern California.

Our firm can help you make the right decisions and take the actions needed to protect your rights and your home. For example, it might be best to petition the local rent control board for a rent reduction. In other circumstances, it may make sense to use the “Repair and Deduct” option.

The Law Offices of Vincent W. Davis can inform you of your options and advise you on the best action to take.

Please call our California Tenant's Rights Law Office at (888) 506-6810
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Arcadia Office
150 N. Santa Anita Ave,
Suite 200
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (626) 446-6442
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Beverly Hills Office
9465 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310)-880-5733

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17777 Center Court Drive ,
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Cerritos, California, 90703
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Gas Company Tower
555 West Fifth Street,
31st Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90013
Phone: (213)-400-4132

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111 West Ocean Blvd.,
Suite 400
Long beach, California, 90802

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17901 Von Karman Avenue,
Suite 600
Irvine, California, 92614
Phone: (949)-203-3971
Fax: (949)-203-3972

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Lakeshore Center
3281 E. Guasti Road,
7th Floor
City of Ontario, California, 91761

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Turner Riverwalk
11801 Pierce Street,
Suite 200
Riverside, California, 92505
Phone: (909)-996-5644

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402 West Broadway,
Suite #400
San Diego, California, 92101
Phone: (619)-885-2070

Aliso Viejo
Ladera Corporate Terrace
999 Corporate Drive,
Suite 100
Ladera Ranch, California, 92694
Phone: (714) 721-3822