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Do you know your rights as a tenant?

As a renter, you have certain rights. From the moment you fill out an apartment rental application, you have certain federally protected tenant rights. This means that if you feel a landlord rejected your rental application and violated your rights by doing so, you may be able to take legal action. Your tenants’ rights include protection from discrimination and...

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Can I Sue My Landlord Even If I’m Not a Legal Resident or Citizen?

Absolutely! Your citizenship or residency status is NOT RELEVANT in connection with the prosecution of a civil action! If your landlord has abused you and your family and has allowed your family to live in a dangerous, uninhabitable apartment building that has any of the following defects, please call us – we can help! * No heat * Bed bugs  *...

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Bed Bugs in Nursing Home/Residential Care Facilities: Are You a Victim?

When you put a loved one under the care of a nursing home/residential care facility, you put your trust in the facility to provide competent care and a clean and welcoming environment. Unfortunately, nursing home/residential care facilities do not always meet these expectations. If you or a loved one was a victim of bed bugs in a nursing home/residential...

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Riley | Ersoff LLP Sues SoLa Impact Fund, CEO Martin Muoto, and COO Gray Lusk

SoLa Impact and its related entities own and manage more than 1,500 apartments in South Central Los Angeles. SoLa is controlled and managed by CEO Martin Muoto and COO Gray Lusk. SoLa’s website says that it owns and manages more than 1,500 apartments in Los Angeles. Capitalizing on their ownership of apartments in South Central, SoLa, Muoto, and Lusk...

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How To Spot A Slumlord From A Mile Away

Thankfully, most landlords care about the condition of their properties and make good faith efforts to make repairs, fix water leaks, and control vermin such as cockroaches, bed bugs, rats, and mice. However, there are many landlords who just don’t care. Our slum housing lawyers will explain. They buy old beat-up buildings not to fix them, but to suck...

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Improper maintenance could lead to ceiling collapses and injuries

Renting properties can be a lucrative source of income. However, basic requirements such as maintenance, repairs, lawn care and other necessities can cut into the profit margin for landlords. Some landlords decide to just stop performing repairs or maintenance. For these slum lords, they are happy enough to take the rent of hard-working people and families without providing a safe...

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Ethnic names and housing discrimination: An unacceptable pairing

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017. One of the most pervasive forms of discrimination that individuals with many different types of heritage may experience is finding themselves put on the bottom of a list of applicants simply because of the nature of their name. This might happen in job applications, and is prevalent in many...

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Safer at Home is Not Always True During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic the government is ordering people to stay at home to stop the spread of this disease. Health experts believe that people will be safer from the comfort of their own homes. While this may be true for stopping the spread of COVID-19, it is not true for other health hazards people can experience in their...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Lead Poisoning

Are we underestimating the impact of toxic exposure?

On behalf of Riley | Ersoff LLP posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. During the last 30 years, scientists have been extensively studying the effects of toxins in terms of causing disease and death. What they have found may change our entire view of what is an acceptable amount of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and pollutants. These studies have produced results that indicate...

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