| Read Time: 4 minutes | Bed Bugs

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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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

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. They buy old beat-up buildings not to fix them, but to suck as much cash as they can...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

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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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

Ethnic names and housing discrimination: An unacceptable pairing

On behalf of Riley Ersoff 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 rental property...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

Dangers Of Unhealthy Housing

Under California law, your landlord must make sure that the property that he or she rents to you is free from defects, infestations and other dangerous conditions. If you report an issue and your landlord fails to take any action toward resolving the issue, you do have rights available to you, but it is up to you to assert...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slumlords

Landlord maintenance failures can lead to mold and health issues

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Monday, January 29, 2018. California law does its best to protect both landlords and tenants. For example, landlords can evict, retain security deposits or file civil suits in response to substantial damages to their units caused by tenants. On the other hand, however, landlords must also maintain clean and safe spaces for their tenants....

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

Bedbugs: A quick primer for renters

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Friday, November 10, 2017. The thought of bedbugs can make your skin crawl. Many different stories have been in the news about people who go to movie theaters or hotels and come home with these tiny critters that make you itch madly. Those stories might lead to your avoiding the areas where bedbugs...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Slum Housing

Your landlord has obligations

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. When an individual or company rents out residential property, the landlord has certain obligations. For example, if you are renting an apartment in Los Angeles, it must be “habitable.” Also, while you are renting the property, your landlord is responsible for making necessary repairs and normal maintenance in order to...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | News

Tips to avoid renting from a slumlord

On behalf of Riley Ersoff posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Finding an affordable place to live in Los Angeles can be difficult, especially when you want to find an apartment that is nice, located in a good neighborhood and does not require too long a commute to work. Another important aspect of choosing the right rental is the landlord. When...

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