What Are Renters’ Rights, Los Angeles
Did you know that you could ? Los Angeles' relevant regulations make it illegal for landlords to take self-help tactics. You may be facing wrongful eviction if your landlord threatens your safety and wellbeing, intimidates you, alters the locks, or does anything else that infringes on your right to occupy the house. In that case, even if you owe your landlord money, they cannot evict you without pursuing the proper procedures.
Another way a landlord can unfairly evict you is by turning off amenities to make staying in the property miserable. Landlords can only turn off utilities when they need to do the necessary repairs. They can't turn the amenities off just because you're overdue on your rent.
Fighting wrongful evictions can be stressful for you because of all the paperwork and court processes. DoNotPay, however, is here to help you avoid all that. We will fight for you to have the peace of mind you need.
Eviction Laws in Los Angeles
Facing eviction in Los Angeles is an unpleasant situation. As one of the world's most populous cities, Los Angeles has the most significant number of foreclosure cases in the state. Fortunately, as a , you have access to various legal safeguards. California has a comprehensive set of regulations governing landlord-tenant interactions. Some of the eviction laws in California include
|Tenant Eviction Prohibition.||This law states that the house owner shall not attempt to evict you if you are unable to afford rent due to reasons linked to the COVID-19 epidemic. Circumstances that accord you the right to this law include income loss resulting from a COVID-19-related work closure, child welfare expenses resulting from school shutdowns, and medical care resulting from being sick with COVID-19 or rational expenditures resulting from government-ordered countermeasures. You will have up to 1 year after the end of the crisis period to pay any rent that you didn't pay during this time. However, nothing in this document relieves you of your legal duty to pay rent.|
|Commercial Eviction Prohibition.||According to the agreement, no owner shall attempt to evict you from your commercial property for non-payment of rent due to conditions relating to the COVID-19 epidemic. On rent not paid per the terms of this law, no owner may levy a penalty for late payment.|
|Tenant Right of Action.||If a landlord violates your foreclosure rights, you may file a civil action seeking equitable relief, direct monetary damages, or any reprieve the court considers appropriate, such as, at the discretion of the court, a civil fine of up to $10,000 per infraction, depending on the extent of the infringement. If you are 65 years old and above or disabled, the court may impose a civil fine of up to $5,000 per infringement, based on the gravity of the offense. If you win any such action, the court may grant you moderate lawyer's fees and expenses. If an owner prevails in any litigation and wins a court decision, the court may award reasonable lawyer fees and costs.|
You will only begin a civil process against the proprietor after giving the proprietor a written notice of the claimed violation. After receiving the notification, the proprietor will have 15 days to rectify the breach.
When Is Your Landlord Allowed to Evict You?
The same state legislation that sets rent restrictions for older apartment complexes also in those properties unless they have "just cause." Reasons that justify a just cause include:
- You committed a felony on the premises.
- You break your lease by subletting a room or the entire property.
- You've got illicit drugs or weapons.
- You refused to let the property owner when they had a right to access the property.
How to Fight Wrongful Eviction in Los Angeles by Yourself
You could either sue the owner or use the unlawful foreclosure as an argument if you are evicted unlawfully.
However, your landlord may decide to take you to court and file a foreclosure action against you. Even if the foreclosure case is justified, you can still prove that the owner attempted to evict you unlawfully and then sue the owner for reparations.
How to Fight Wrongful Evictions With the Help of DoNotPay?
DoNotPay is here to guide you through it and file your disputes on your behalf. Our landlord protection product can help you:
- Get back your security deposits.
- Learn about your state's eviction laws and what protections apply in your case.
- Resolve disputes regarding repairs with your landlord.
- Resolve disputes with roommates by filing demand letters or going through small claims court.
- Break your lease early.
How to Break a Lease in Los Angeles Using DoNotPay?
If you want to break a but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 4 easy steps:
- Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.
- Select which issue applies to you.
- Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.
- Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.
And that's it. You should hear back from your landlord directly once your demands are sent.
Why Use DoNotPay to Fight Wrongful Evictions?
- Fast- You don't have to spend hours trying to fight the wrongful eviction on your own.
- Easy- You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in fighting the wrongful eviction.
- Successful- You can rest assured knowing we'll make the best case for you.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
DoNotPay offers a variety of services apart from fighting for your wrongful eviction. Other services we offer include:
Talk to us today. DoNotPay is here for you!