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Civil Code 1942.4 (CC 1942.4) Liability of Landlord in Certain Circumstances

 

 Civil Code 1942.4 (also referred to simply as CC 1942.4) is a law in California’s Civil Code that discusses a landlord’s liability in demanding rent in certain circumstances, such as when the landlord is breaching the warranty of habitability or … Continue reading

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What Happens if a Tenant Wins an Eviction Case Due to the Warranty of Habitability?

 

 If the tenant has defaulted on his or her rent obligations and the landlord sues the tenant for non-payment of rent, the tenant can raise as a defense the “warranty of habitability.” If a tenant wins the case based on … Continue reading

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Warranty of Habitability and Retaliation Defenses in an Unlawful Detainer Case

 

   A further blow to California landlords: Tenants may litigate warranty of habitability and retaliation defenses in an Unlawful Detainer case, even if they did not check these boxes on their Answer. So long as a tenant identifies a breach … Continue reading

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Tenant Raises Defense of Warranty of Habitability in Los Angeles Eviction

 

 If a Los Angeles tenant is successful in their claim that the landlord breached the warranty of habitability, this will serve as a defense to an eviction case that was filed based on non-payment of rent. Even if the defense … Continue reading

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Defending a Breach of Warranty of Habitability Claim by a Tenant

 

 The Law Office of David Piotrowski represents landlords throughout Southern California, from Ventura County in the north to San Diego in the south. ¬†When we file an eviction lawsuit against a tenant, one of the common delay tactics is for … Continue reading

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