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You may pursue a claim for breach and misrepresentation. You have a few options. Let me outline them. You can pursue a complaint in civil court. You may sue for losses suffered plus costs and interest. You can also file a complaint with the attorney general office. You can threaten these options before pursuing and use for leverage. local counsel can also get involved! I wish you the best. I trust the answer has been helpful. kindly let me know.
Landlord has to cover basic expenses. It may not shift to tenant.
Failure to maintain land and doing sections but not others is a breach of lease and warranty of habitability.
You have a right to contest charges beyond the agreed rent.
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Hello, thank you for submitting your clarification. I was in court all afternoon so I haven't been able to get back to you until now. The other attorney who decided to answer this question is not licensed in California, so I can advise you on the legal aspects of your in California. Here, the landlord of a residential unit is generally responsible for pipes, so upgrading the pipes would be the landlords responsibility and not yours. My guess is that the landlord is refusing to do anything so that you will leave and he/she can then raise the rent on a new tenant. If the water isn't sanitary, then the warranty of habitability (which is implied in every rental in CA) would be violated. You could contact the local county health department, and they could send an inspector out to test the water. If it isn't sanitary, the county could force the landlord to correct the problem, or they could evacuate you from the premises. Your question regarding the yard depends on your lease. If you have taken on the responsibility to maintain the yard, then you are responsible for it. Otherwise the landlord would have to maintain it. Regarding other promises made, those can be hard to enforce unless you have some writing that would show the promises were made in order to convince you to rent the premises. It may not be a bad idea to talk to a local attorney that can help you enforce your rights. If your goal is to move, then that attorney could help you accomplish that. Good luck!