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I am sorry to hear that your son is dealing with a cockroach infestation at his rental unit.
Your son has several options (including withholding rent).
The California Department of Consumer Affairs provides an excellent guide that provides all the information your son will need to tackle this issue. Please click here to view the guide. The landlord may not evict your son, if your son has a valid reason to withhold rent.
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They will need to file for a temporary injunction in superior court preventing the landlord from changing the locks. If they are unable to get the injunction in time, they will need to contact the sheriff's office to get them involved.
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