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Poor Living Conditions Attorney Santa Ana

Poor living conditions and housing discrimination

Do you rent an apartment, condo, condominium, dwelling unit, backhouse, shared room, that has substandard living conditions, such as mold, vermin (rats, bed bugs, mice, rodents, cockroaches, spiders, termites etc.) or has leaks, or other dangerous conditions? You may be entitled to compensation. Have you been discriminated against? Have you been retaliated against for making complaints? You may have a claim.

Poor Living Conditions

The following is a list of conditions that are not acceptable:

Inadequate sanitation shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Lack of, or inadequate water closet, lavatory, or bathtub or shower
  2. Lack of, or inadequate water closets, lavatories, and bathtubs or showers per number of rooms
  3. Lack of, or inadequate kitchen sink.
  4. Lack of hot and cold running water to plumbing fixtures
  5. Lack of adequate heating
  6. Lack of, or inadequate operation of required ventilating equipment
  7. Lack of minimum amounts of natural light and ventilation
  8. Room and space dimensions less than required by code
  9. Lack of required electrical lighting
  10. Dampness of habitable rooms
  11. Infestation of insects, pests bugs, vermin, or rodents
  12. Mold, mildew and bacterial growth
  13. Poor maintenance
  14. Lack of smoke detectors, fire alarms, fire extinguishers
  15. Lack of security
  16. Negligent hiring or training of employees

Housing Discrimination

Landlords, property manager and realtors may not discriminate against you based on race, religion, color, gender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any disability. Obviously, nobody will tell you they are being discriminatory. They will instead try to dance around anti-discrimination laws. For example, they will refuse to rent and pretend there is nothing available or they will offer ridiculous terms like an unreasonably high deposit. Sometimes landlords will show a fake unit that is unappealing to the victim so they don’t rent a unit. If you already rent, they could deny or restrict facilities, or services, harass or even evict you.

Retaliation

Did you complain about any of the above and were retaliated against by unreasonable or untimely raise in rent, eviction based on false allegations, harassment, entering the premises without permission, constantly requesting permission to enter or otherwise? The landlord is not allowed to retaliate against your for protecting your rights in this way. If they do so, you can make a claim for retaliation.