Greenstein and McDonald have filed dozens of multi-unit habitability cases since 2001. Our firm was able to successfully prosecute a case with 124 tenants, and we have the ability to handle larger habitability cases virtually anywhere in the State of California. Greenstein and McDonald has a greater capacity to handle bigger cases than other tenant firms, in part because we have more resources than those firms. As one can see from the Results section of this website, we have had a great deal of success with such cases. We have also filed numerous class action cases which have ended in successful recoveries for our clients.
Our affirmative cases in which we sue landlords are always done on contingency, which means we pay all of the costs of the case and we only get paid if we settle or win at trial. If we lose at trial, which has not yet happened, tenants will owe us nothing.
California Civil Code Section 1941.1 and Calif. Health and Safety Code Section 17920.3 enumerate the housing code violations and habitability defects that are involved in these kinds of habitability cases including but not limited to the following: electrical defects; plumbing leaks and other plumbing problems; lack of a properly functioning heating system; rainwater leaks; lack of sanitary grounds; hazardous floors, railing, and stairs; bed bug, cockroach, rat/mice, and other insect infestations; defective door and window locks; mold infestations and other moisture problems; flooding; nuisances in common areas; and any other hazardous and defective conditions that exist at residential rental properties.
We can also file personal injury claims which occur at rental property, including claims for emotional distress.
If you are living in a residential rental property, including an SRO hotel, which has defective conditions, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free consultation.