Litigating Habitability Claims Against Bad Landlords

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California has a comprehensive set of laws to protect renters from bad landlords. A landlord who fails to substantially comply with the minimum standards under the law related to a dwelling unit is liable to a tenant for a breach of contract and for personal injuries, including emotional distress. Where the conduct is extreme, punitive damages can also be awarded. In many cases, a tenant that can establish that a landlord has failed to provide a habitable premise, may be ...

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