My landlord is trying to raise my rent by 31% in 60 days. Landlord has made several legal mistakes in lease/relationship:
No pest control disclosure. Landlord contracts with pest company to spray, without disclosing. This violates Cal. Civ. Code § 1940.8, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 8538. Right outside my front door is sprayed once/month, I fear for my pet.
Asbestos present, never disclosed to me, I believe this affects “warranty
of habitability,” which is basically an implied guarantee that the rental property
is livable. No disclosure violates California’s Proposition 65. (H&S §§ 25249. Landlord maintenance
guy has done plumbing
work all around the asbestos heater pipe and has most likely disturbed asbestos. Sometimes I have cough fits in my house yet nowhere else.
All outlets are 3 prong outlets, but not grounded. This poses a very serious shock hazard, as well as personal property damage hazard, my laptop was ruined by faulty wiring. This is a violation of the National Electrical
Code Article 406 - Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs (Caps) . I believe I have had destroyed computer and other electronics.
No carbon monoxide detector. Violates Cal. Health & Safety Code § 17926.1
No Proposition 65 Warning Notice. Landlord employees more than 10 people, but has not posted a sign. Violates Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 25249.5 et seq. See 22 Cal. Code Regs. § 12601 for the rules regarding the warning sign.
Failure of Water Heater Bracing Compliance. Water heated is not strapped. Violation of Cal. Health & Safety Code § 19211.
In my lease it states I agree to mediation before court action.
My plan is this: To send them a letter outlining those statutes they have broken, and request mediation. Or, is it legal to flat out basically say "if you try to raise my rent by that much, I will pursue legal action based on your violations?