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Habitability Issues

Habitability Lawyer in San Francisco, CA

Every residential lease in California carries an implied warranty of habitability. This fundamental concept imposes a duty on a landlord to provide safe, sanitary, and livable apartments. The duty covers both private living spaces and the public spaces within a building. If you’re facing housing habitability issues, our San Francisco habitability lawyer can help you take legal action and protect your rights.

Landlords have a duty to keep the premises structurally safe, free from vermin, and have a safe electrical system and smoke detectors. If a landlord fails in this duty, a tenant can take legal action to compel the landlord to correct the condition or provide a partial refund of rent paid. In some cases, a tenant can stop paying rent or leave the property.

A landlord who has breached the warranty of habitability can even become liable for damages for the discomfort, annoyance, and emotional distress suffered by a tenant. On the other hand, an uninhabitable condition caused by a tenant does not constitute a breach of the warranty of habitability.

At Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C., our San Francisco landlord tenant lawyers have more than 25 years of experience representing landlords and tenants in the Bay Area and California. We are committed to protecting the rights of our clients while providing responsive and personalized service.

Call us at 415-562-0504 to get legal help in your habilitability issues and landlord-tenant disputes today!

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Having handled thousands of cases, our San Francisco real estate attorneys understand landlord-tenant law. And the fact that we have represented both tenants and landlords provides our clients with a distinct advantage.

Our San Francisco real estate litigation attorneys and habitability lawyers at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. are problem solvers, seeking positive outcomes for our clients. Rather than running up legal bills, we work to resolve problems to the satisfaction of our clients in a timely and cost-effective manner. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we will work hard to achieve results for you.

To schedule a consultation about a housing habitability issue in the Bay Area, call Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. at 415-562-0504 or contact us online.

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