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What Is a Tenant Estoppel Certificate in Los Angeles?

A tenant estoppel certificate is a signed statement verifying and certifying the terms of a residential or commercial lease. It is often referred to as a tenant rental information declaration, rental information questionnaire, or estoppel agreement. No matter the title, it serves the same purpose and generally includes the same information. Generally, an estoppel certificate is a written, signed...

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What Can You Do About a Rat Infestation in Your Apartment?

Rats! You’re curled up with a cup of coffee on your couch in your rental apartment. Suddenly, you see two rats run past each other on the floor before you. You jump and scream at the sight of these disgusting rodents. You are even more dismayed when you realize they have gnawed through your food and left a trail...

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What is the California Tenant Protection Act?

The Tenant Protection Act of 2019 emerged as a groundbreaking law championing tenants’ rights and protections. California Civil Code Section 1946.2 was enacted to address growing housing affordability and the problems facing low-income tenants by strengthening rent control and just cause for eviction protections. It’s a significant step towards ensuring that tenants in California have real rights, are not...

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How to File and Win a Lead Poisoning Lawsuit

Prior to 1978, the majority of homeowners in the United States used lead-based paint on their walls. Lead is no longer used in paint, but many homes still have the old paint under layers of newer paint. When the old paint is disturbed, it can break down and flake off.  Lead poisoning happens when someone ingests lead paint chips...

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Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Laws for California Residents

In the United States, about 64 million homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint. Exposure to lead-based paint can cause developmental issues, reduced intelligence, behavior problems, and other health dangers in children. Lead can also be harmful to adults, and it can damage the brain and other organs and lead to abnormal fetal development. The Environmental Protection Agency and...

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How to Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home in California

Before 1978, many if not most homes in the United States and California had high quantities of lead-based paint. You should know about the dangers of lead ingestion and what your options are to protect your family from lead in your home in California, especially if you live in a house where lead exposure is possible due to the...

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Tips for Living in an Apartment with Lead Paint

Living in an apartment with lead-based paint can be extremely dangerous. If your child has been exposed to lead paint in an apartment, you may be able to sue. This is because various California and federal laws protect renters and penalize landlords and others regarding lead poisoning and exposure to lead-based paint.  Why Are There Laws Addressing Lead-Based Paint...

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How to Spot a Carbon Monoxide Leak in Your Car

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas. Its most dangerous feature is that it is a silent killer. You won’t be able to sense carbon monoxide exposure like you would smoke inhalation: you can see and smell smoke, but you can’t see or smell carbon monoxide. A small exposure to carbon monoxide can make you sick and even put you...

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Can You Get Legionnaires’ Disease from a Humidifier?

Americans are notorious for loving a constant, controlled temperature. In the winter, we turn up the heat to keep our homes nice and cozy. In the summer, we blast the air conditioning to stay cold and relaxed. But in doing this, the air loses its humidity and becomes dry. Dry air is not ideal. Humidifiers release humidity back into...

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RECOVERING DAMAGES IN YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE LAWSUIT

Recovering damages in your carbon monoxide lawsuit involves understanding the extent of the harm and the negligence involved. If you suffered carbon monoxide poisoning due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. The losses incurred by being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning can be immeasurably difficult to live with and require legal...

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