Rent Control Violations

Rent Control Violations:

Rent Stabilization Ordinances, or rent control, governs more than just the amount a landlord can charge for rent.  They also protect the tenant from wrongful eviction, require the landlord to maintain safe dwelling conditions, and provide many more protections.  However, rent control laws are complicated.  If you live in a building under rent control and believe that a violation has occurred, you should contact an attorney immediately.  For instance, if it turns out that your landlord has been illegally charging you excessive rent, or adding charges they are not entitled to, you may be entitled to recover three times the amount that you paid as compensation.  Rent control ordinances such as this illustrate the importance of an attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected.

If you are being evicted from a rent controlled building, it is vitally important to consult an attorney right away.  The Cities of Santa Monica, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills maintain strict rent control laws and ordinances that give additional protections to tenants within their jurisdictions. In the City of Los Angeles for example, there are only twelve reasons that a landlord can legally evict a tenant.  In addition, many times there are also specific steps that a landlord must follow exactly before an eviction can be legally completed.  That is why it is so important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.  Call the Law Offices of Zev Weinstein today for a free, no-obligation consultation.