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Michael Schwimer
December 7, 2021

Here are the many benefits hiring a personal injury attorney in Santa Monica.

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There are circumstances in which you may break a lease without facing legal repercussions, which we will explore in this blog post.

If you’re renting a home in Santa Monica and your landlord suddenly decides they’d like to move into the home, you may be wondering what happens next. Is this legal? How soon can they move in? Do they have to compensate you? In this blog post, we will discuss what you need to know about OMI evictions in Santa Monica.

Landlords often are able to make more money on short-term rentals than long-term rentals, thanks to the rise of Airbnb and competing short-term rental companies like VRBO. But that doesn’t mean they have the right to terminate your lease and rent out the property through Airbnb. Under California law, tenants have certain protections, including protection against landlords evicting tenants to use the property as a short-term rental.

If you have a disability, you have certain rights as a tenant, which are guaranteed by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) as well as the federal Americans With Disabilities (ADA) act. 

As a tenant, you may be wondering if your landlord has duties to prevent crime at your home, apartment complex, or multi-family dwelling. The short answer is “yes.”

When a landlord retaliates against you, it can put you and your family at risk of losing your home. However, there are laws in place to protect you from antagonistic behavior from your landlord.

Here at Schwimer Weinstein, we are dedicated to fighting back on behalf of our Santa Monica, CA clients by holding their landlords accountable for violations of the law and for their mishandling of any number of important housing issues.

When damage to a rental unit requires repair or replacement to restore the unit to a rentable condition, landlords are entitled to keep the security deposit from the vacating tenant to cover these expenses. Whether the landlord is entitled to keep the security deposit - or should return it to the tenant - is a frequent topic of dispute.

A tenant’s right to privacy does not necessarily mean that a landlord cannot enter your home.

What should you do if you discover mold in your home? Here is a quick overview of the basics.


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