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the landlord is required to maintain the rental property in a sanitary and habitable condition.
Did the landlord take any steps to rectify the situation?
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Sorry the site did not show on line. Thank you for the clarification. That is disgusting and I am sorry that you had to deal with the situation.
You can certainly bring an action against the landlord. The court will look at whether he did anything to rectify the situation.
It sounds as though he made a lame attempt to deal with the situation.
Under California Civil Code §1942, you have the right to sue for damages
Yes, small claims would be ideal for this type of matter.
This is a great link if you are not already familiar with it
The roaches caused a "constructive eviction" forcing you to move.
forcing the necessity to relocate
The suit you will file is a breach of the warranty of habitability
It is just informational.
This is a link for small claims court self help information
The site provides forms and links
The above link assists you through the process
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I hope so. You can never tell with a judge.
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